Faculty, Contributing – Master of Social Work (Virtual)

first_img· An earned doctorate in the area of Human Services; Ph.D. inSocial Work or related field required· MSW from a Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditedprogram required.· Intellectual and professional contributions to the field,including professional publications and conferencepresentations.· Three to five years teaching experience at the graduate orundergraduate level as appropriate to the program.· A minimum of two years of post-graduate level practice experiencerequired; Licensed preferred.· Experience with providing distance education including acommitment to advocating for the learning and development needs ofstudents earning their degrees in a distance learning environmentpreferred.· Evidence of compatibility with the Walden University mission ofpositive social change, broad access and professional excellenceand our values of quality, integrity andstudent-centeredness. Walden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.Contributing (part-time) faculty report to the Academic ProgramDirector for Social Work programs to provide instructional andcurriculum development service in the Master of Social Workprogram. Faculty members are critical in creating, maintaining,assessing, and reflecting upon a learning environment whereacademic discipline interweaves with the School of Social Work andHuman Services mission to support student learning. Faculty membersare expected to adhere to all Walden University facultyexpectations, which are clearly set forth to the faculty member atthe start of his/her employment with the University.What to Expect as a Walden Faculty Member:Essential Duties and Responsibilities Part-time, School of Social Work and Human Services faculty areresponsible for instruction, assessment, advising, committee work,and service to the School of Social Work and Human Services. Otherduties may include grant management, research, or specific academicendeavors.TrainingAll new faculty members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of online teaching; use of anelectronic learning platform; specifics of the policies,procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in whichthey are going to teach; socialization into the Walden Universityculture; assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use ofwww.turnitin.com); and research supervision oftheses and dissertations. Teaching and mentorship assignments arecontingent upon successful completion of required training. Duringthe first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned afaculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their newinstructor training. Peer mentors will continue to supportinstruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regularbasis.Course Teaching/AvailabilityFaculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using theLearning Management System (LMS), and are responsible forinteracting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards forclassrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Facultymembers are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days perweek and responses to student questions must be posted within 48hours. The university suggests regular and predictableavailability, such as online office hours or regular online chats;office hours may be required based on program or collegepolicy.Research MentorshipFaculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students tohelp students meet the research requirements of their degree.Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timelyfeedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student’swork within the classroom.ResidenciesGraduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies helddomestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-faceintensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-widediscussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited toparticipate but are not required to attend.Tools/Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Licensing/CertificationFaculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or an institution thatis recognized by a country’s ministry of education in thediscipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed orlicense-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Facultymembers must maintain their licenses and any appropriatecertifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency withresearch by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. Ifparticipating in research, the faculty member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.TravelContributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel touniversity events and residencies. When traveling to these events,the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in theevent. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughoutthe year.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEThe successful candidate will have: Technology RequirementsFaculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virusprotection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Waldene-mail account and access to the learning platform,password-protected faculty sections of the website, university andcollege listservs, and other faculty communications tools.The recommended computer setup includes Internet access, preferablybroadband or DSL; Windows Vista/7 or Mac OS X with virtualizationsoftware (e.g., Parallels with Windows OS); minimum of 2 GB of RAM;a hard drive of at least 40 GB; DVD drive, speakers, and headphoneconnected to the computer; inkjet or laser printer; webcam withmicrophone or a built-in webcam and computer with audiocapabilities.About Walden University: For more than 45 years, Walden Universityhas served the higher education needs of working professionals.More than 47,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150countries pursue their doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degreesonline in a variety of fields, including: Business and Management,Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, Information Technology,Education, and Nursing. As part of the Laureate InternationalUniversities network, you’ll be able to touch lives in yourcommunity and change the world of education. • Provide course instruction, course content development, and othercurricular activities as needed Provide residency instruction• Provide academic advising and mentoring• Promote a social work professional identity with students.• Engagement in scholarship• Service on university and school committees, as well as schoolinitiatives as neededlast_img


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