Philosophy faculty

Des Plaines / Skokie
Apr 27, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Philosophy 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.

We are looking for qualified Philosophy faculty for a course beginning with the Spring 2017.


Job Description:

Oakton is looking for qualified Sociology faculty to teach Business Ethics beginning with the Spring 2017.

Business Ethics investigates moral issues which arise in the conduct of business, marketing and advertising.  A course of value for business students and consumers.  Topics include corporate responsibility and social justice, conflicts of interest, environmental issues, problems of discrimination, and the rights of employees and consumers.

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. Pay rates for the 2015-16 academic year are $1088 LHE

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.



Philosophy position to teach Business Ethics on Saturday mornings.  MA in philosophy is required.

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 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 if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.


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 (PTPHL-17) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to

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

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 PTPHL-17, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.



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