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Faculty, PT - DrPH Public Health - Doctoral Committee


Empregos ID 43263BR Publicado 07/24/2019 Instituição Walden University Cidade Virtual
The School of Health Sciences seeks part-time faculty to mentor doctoral study committees for our Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program. Applicants with strong research skills and experience in leadership roles are strongly encouraged to apply. Contributing faculty are primarily responsible for student research mentoring within the school's doctoral degree programs. Specifically, they will be required to serve on and/or chair doctoral study committees, and will manage doctoral study quality through service as a university research reviewer. These faculty members will report to the Academic Research Coordinator.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Chair doctoral study committees
  • Serve as the second member of doctoral study committees
  • Manage doctoral study quality through service as a university research reviewer.
  • Participation in university and school based residencies
The Committee
Mentoring is a major responsibility of faculty members who work with students completing the
research requirements of their doctoral degrees. Faculty mentor involvement with students is a significant factor in student retention and students’ success in their programs. Students’ progress toward completion of degree requirements is regularly monitored by the university, as is the effectiveness of faculty mentors in supporting this progress by their mentees.

Committee members are expected to:
  • Accept specific mentoring assignments and maintain a minimum workload as determined by the school or college.
  • Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of their assigned students by continuing mentoring support until each program requirement associated with the assigned mentoring role has been completed or has been assigned to another faculty mentor. (Student reassignment must be accepted and approved by the program director.)
  • Initiate and maintain frequent and regular interaction with students Respond to student submissions with constructive written feedback in a timely fashion
  • Help students produce high-quality work through analyzing and synthesizing appropriate subject matter and/or by applying appropriate research methods and data analyses
  • Evaluate students’ work related to their progress in achieving academic milestones and demonstrating standards of quality.
  • Assist students in maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward timely completion of their degree programs.
  • Personalize and monitor their sections of courses that support continuing research development:
  • Advise students on the development of quarter plans.
Course Teaching/Availability:
Faculty Members are assigned a doctoral study course, which is taught using the Blackboard platform, and are responsible for interacting with students within this platform. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Although postings to the classroom may be done at any time of day, they must be completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Faculty Handbook or other criteria established by Walden University. As such, Faculty Members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 1 day per week and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hours. Faculty Members are required to verify the accuracy of student postings and submissions and to provide feedback and grades to students through Blackboard. In addition, Faculty members will publish their availability to students through Blackboard. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.




EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Doctoral degree in the field of Public Health or related field from an accredited university
  • Strong research methodology background in quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed methods.
  • A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of Public Health, including peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.
  • Experience serving on master or doctoral study committees is preferred; experience chairing is preferred. Other types of mentoring experience will also be considered.
  • Three to five years of independent research project mentoring is preferred.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; supervising student research preferred at the graduate level; commitment to the promotion of applied research that contributes to Walden's mission of contributing to positive social change; commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relation skills.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Our goal is to have a diverse workforce that is representative of our students and our communities. Laureate is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring based upon merit. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
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