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; and assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use of www.turnitin.com). Teaching 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.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/or EXPERIENCE:Earned Doctorate (preferably in Nursing) requiredExpertise in at least one of the following areas: research methods,evidence-based practice, quality and safety, informatics, publichealth nursing, health policy, and current issues in health care,and leadership requiredCandidates should possess a record of intellectual and professionalcontributions to the field of nursing especially as it applies tothe BSN Completion Program courses.Experience teaching online undergraduate or graduate courses innursing.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs ofstudents earning their degrees in a distance learning environment;teaching, advising, and mentoringPossess excellent leadership, communication, team, and humanrelations skillsCurrent RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the USrequired.Experience with distance learning preferred.WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for 6–8 hours daily andincludes physical demands associated with a traditional officesetting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physicalfunctions as necessary).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. Faculty, Contributing – RN/BSNWalden 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.Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden’sSchool of Nursing seeks part time faculty members for RN-BSNprograms with a strong background and scholarship in nursingpractice. The School seeks faculty with expertise in at least oneof the following areas, research methods, evidence-based practice,quality and safety, informatics, population health, policy, andcurrent issues in health care, and leadership in nursing to committo part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates toshare their professional experience and academic knowledge withstudents across the country and around the world. With a computerand a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teachon his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional andpersonal commitments.Walden’s BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate NursingEducation (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary ofEducation as a national accreditation agency, the Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accreditingagency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health.CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate,and residency programs in nursing.The School of Nursing provides academically rigorous and culturallyand contextually relevant educational programs, based in thescholar-practitioner model, for a diverse array of nursingprofessionals seeking enhancement of critical thinking skills,abilities to select and implement evidence-based practices, andcore and specialty nursing knowledge in order to transformsociety.GENERAL SUMMARYWalden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member forthis contributing (part-time) position in the RN-BSN program. Keyresponsibilities of this position include teaching courses.What to Expect as a Walden Faculty MemberFaculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty memberis involved.