Humanities faculty

Location
Des Plaines / Skokie
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Community College

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Humanities faculty to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.

 


Job Description:


We are seeking an instructor for Women, Culture, and Art on Tuesday night in Skokie as well as an instructor for Introduction to Art in Des Plaines. M.A. in an appropriate humanities area is required. Background in Women's and Gender Studies is also required for the first course.
 

Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. For the 2016-17 academic year rates are $1088/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1162/LHE for faculty with doctorates.

Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ credit hours are taught in each semester.

 


Requirements:

A Master's degree in Art or M.F.A


Prior college teaching experience is preferred.

 


Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Hollace Graff at 847.376.7033 or hgraff@oakton.edu or Mohamed Mehdi at 847.376.7287 or mmehdi@oakton.edu for more information.

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at mrobitai@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.  Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.

 


Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include a completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website.  Please indicate the position code (PTHUM-17) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to facultysearch@oakton.edu.

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to facultysearch@oakton.edu.

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment.

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTWGS-17, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

 


URL: www.oakton.edu