Faculty, Contributing – Master of Public Health

Posted on November 19, 2012
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Faculty, Contributing – Master of Public Health

Job Type: Part Time / Job Share

Job Flexibility: Total Flexibility

Location Requirement: USA – Anywhere

General Area Of Expertise: Education, Medical

Rate Wage: negotiable

Job Description:

We have current openings for faculty members for appointment as part-time contributing faculty in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. The MPH Program in Public Health involves online course work and completion of a practicum. The MPH program prepares students to work as public health practitioners with competencies in the five core areas of public health. Graduates are prepared to work in many areas of public health, such as environmental health, health promotion, disease prevention, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Part-time faculty at Walden contribute through teaching online courses and service to the School of Health Sciences and Walden University. Faculty are expected to mentor graduate students in their dissertations; Faculty with teaching experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas are highly desired: Community health promotion and education, social and behavioral health, program planning, design, implementation, and evaluation, public health leadership and ethics, health policy, legal and regulatory public health, healthcare management, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, public health capstones and practica, and research in public health. Additionally, experience with online course delivery, service learning, workforce development, CEPH accreditation, and public health related credentialing such as CHES is a plus.

Training
All new Faculty Members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques 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, assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com), and research supervision of theses.

Course Teaching
Faculty Members are assigned a course, which is taught using the eCollege 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 4 days 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 eCollege.

Availability
Walden expects faculty to be reasonably accessible to students. Faculty members are expected to be available to students outside the course discussion board and in addition to providing substantive feedback on assignments and postings. Faculty members will publish their availability to students through course syllabi, instructor information in the classroom, and/or other appropriate documents. The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.

External Requirements:

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time or may occasionally participate in PhD program activities such as residencies and dissertations, as approved by management.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
Some travel may be required to attend academic residencies, National Faculty meetings and/or commencement activities.

TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

•Earned Doctorate in Public Health from an accredited institution OR an earned doctorate in a closely aligned discipline plus an MPH, both from accredited institutions.
•Teaching experience at the graduate-level, online preferred.
•Recent record of scholarly activity in public health.
•Evidence of compatibility with the Walden mission of positive social change, broad access and professional excellence and our values of quality, integrity and student-centeredness.
•Ability to work with students who are experienced, mid-career professionals.
•Access to computer equipment, and be comfortable and proficient in the electronic communication environment.
•Expertise and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: biostats, legal and regulatory public health, epidemiology, community health promotion and education, informatics, and qualitative and/or quantitative research design, methodology, and analysis skills strongly preferred.

Tools/Technical Skills:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Faculty members are required to have an adequate computer to handle an electronic learning platform, keyboard, pointing device, and computer monitor. All other tools are knowledge-based or training-based through Walden University. The Faculty Member must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases where primary access becomes unavailable.

LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION:
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University. Faculty Members are also expected to maintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the Faculty Member may publish and acknowledge Walden University.

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.

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Business Name: Walden University

Website: http://www.waldenu.edu/

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