Faculty, Contributing – Master of Science in IT and the Doctor of IT at Walden University
Faculty, Contributing – Master of Science in Information Technology and the Doctor of Information Technology
Job ID 46111BR
Institution Walden University
FACULTY, CONTRIBUTING – MSIT AND DIT PROGRAMS (VIRTUAL)
Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others.
Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden’s College of Management & Technology seeks faculty members for the Master of Science in Information Technology and the Doctor of Information Technology programs to commit to part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden University seeks dynamic, innovative faculty members for this contributing(part-time) position in the MSIT and DIT programs. Key responsibilities of this position include teaching courses in software engineering, big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and health informatics. Opportunities to teach introductory programming, networking, and operating system courses also exist.
What to Expect as a Walden Faculty Member
Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to and shared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, and timely communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty member is involved.
All new faculty members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of online teaching; use of an electronic learning platform; specifics of the policies, procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in which they are going to teach; socialization into the Walden University culture; and assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com). Teaching assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned a faculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their new instructor training. Peer mentors will continue to support instruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regular basis.
Faculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Learning Management System (LMS), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Faculty members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 5 days per week and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may be required based on program or college policy.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
The successful candidate will have:
- An earned doctorate in information technology, cybersecurity, computer science, software engineering, data science, or closely related field.
- A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of study. Established professional presence including conference presentations, articles, books and other examples of continuing professional development is preferred.
- A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the graduate degree level. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level will also be considered.
- A commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
- A commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring students.
- Experience with distance learning required.
- Experience with plagiarism detection software required.
- Experience using multimedia media in online classroom environment including podcasts, video presentations (by the faculty member), narrated presentations, webinars is preferred
- Proficiency in Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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