The key responsibilities of the position are to teach courses inthe specialty area of PHN graduate nursing courses. This positionreports to PHN Specialty Coordinator in the MSN program in theSchool of Nursing. Part-time (Contributing) nursing faculty memberswill also work with other faculty as well as administrators in theCollege. Additionally, faculty members are responsible formaintaining a program of scholarship and/or practice in the area oftheir specialty, and may assist with faculty orientation,development, mentoring/monitoring, and evaluation; part-time(contributing) faculty may also participate in school anduniversity committee service.Faculty 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.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 of www.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.To 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 and earned Masters in Nursing (MSN) AND an earned Doctorate(preferably in Nursing) from an accredited institution, withdemonstrated coursework in public health nursing.• Possess a record of professional scholarly contributions to thefield of nursing, preferably in public health nursing.• Have a minimum of two years’ experience teaching graduate coursesin public health nursing. Commitment to advocating for the learningand development needs of students earning their degrees in adistance learning environment.• Experience with distance learning preferred.• Evidence of current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in theUS required.• Excellent communication, team, and human-relations skills.• Certification in area of public health nursing 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.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.Software Requirements include current Web browser (InternetExplorer ver. 9.0 or higher or Firefox ver. 19 or higher);Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Reader; Adobe Flash Player; AppleQuickTime; Windows Media Player; antivirus software (e.g., McAfeeor Norton) installed, running, and kept current by promptlyinstalling the upgrades and patches made available by the softwaremanufacturer. Software versions are subject to change.