Diverse Faculty Fellow

Palatine IL
Nov 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Schedule Information: Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.  

Weeks per fiscal year:  Faculty Fellows are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties:

The Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college’s focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce.  The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.

This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.  This fellowship may also be appropriate for those who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university prior to the 2017-2018 academic year, but have little to no previous teaching experience. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education. Candidates who demonstrate the potential to become excellent tenure-track faculty members and those who support Harper’s Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence may be considered for appointment.

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess a Master’s degree or Doctorate in a discipline that is included within the portfolio of programs in one of the academic departments at Harper College. http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/academics/areas/   The individual’s Master’s degree or Doctorate credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2018.

Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.

Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.

Faculty Fellows will have a work load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters)  

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.

Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.


Educational Requirements:  A Master's degree in a discipline or related area that corresponds with educational departments at Harper College   

Experience Requirements: No teaching experience required however a file is not complete until the following materials are submitted directly to the online application.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 22, 2018

Special Notes:

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
  • A one-page single-spaced Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship.  What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?  What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.

*Official transcripts required upon hire.

*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check

*Employment Sponsorship is not available

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