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Date Posted April 23, 2019

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled


Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distance education. An accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations and communities.

Walden seeks Postdoctoral Fellows to teach and conduct research with additional fellowship commitments. This is a temporary, virtual Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow position. While Fellows will have teaching responsibilities, this fellowship is designed as a learning role to prepare Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellows to teach and conduct research in higher education at an online university.

The goal of this Fellowship is to increase diversity in the faculty ranks at Walden and other institutions by making opportunities available to a broad range of students from varying backgrounds, including those who had have been traditionally under-represented or who have overcome hardships in achieving academic success. The program seeks to provide mentoring, professional development and experience in the faculty role to support Postdoctoral Fellows in their quest to secure faculty positions at Walden or other higher education institutions. Fellowship positions are temporary, and will last for a period of no more than two years. Acceptance into the Walden University Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship does not guarantee continued employment at Walden University beyond the Fellowship program. The Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship is not a paid position. Fellows are compensated for courses taught.


  • Participate in and complete all Fellowship requirements, as determined by program leadership and encapsulated in the Fellow’s annual plan

  • Complete all Fellow professional development requirements, as determined by program leadership and encapsulated in the Fellow’s annual plan

  • Teach a minimum of one online course per term after orientation and training as assigned by the Program Director (Course assignments are at the sole discretion of the Program Director and there is no guarantee that course assignments will be given every term)

  • Collaborate with Fellowship coaches and program leadership in the development of an individual Fellow Annual Plan

  • Meet and collaborate regularly with Fellowship Coach as outlined in the Fellowship program

  • Participate in and complete scholarship and service requirements

  • Adhere to all Walden University Faculty qualifications and expectations as outlined in the Walden Faculty Handbook, the Postdoctoral Fellowship Practices Manual and the Employee Handbook

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.

Fellows 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. Fellows must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat and must have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases where primary access becomes unavailable.

Some travel may be required to attend residencies, conferences, faculty meetings and/or commencement activities. Travel will vary and be dependent upon the needs of the program and the annual plan. 


  • Candidates must have completed and earned a terminal degree within the last 3 years, from Walden University or another regionally accredited university

  • Candidates must have completed and earned a terminal degree in one of the college programs participating in the Fellowship

  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment

  • Submit Postdoctoral Teaching and Fellowship personal statement that reflects your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. (500 – 1000 words)

  • Selection committees will consider a range of factors related to increasing diversity at Walden University, including but not limited to: historically under-represented populations and racial/ethnic groups, those with disabilities, socioeconomic background, research and teaching goals that emphasize diversity, as well as first-generation college graduates

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