Philosophy faculty (Position Code PTPHL-19)

Job description

Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: Division of Liberal Arts
Locations:: Des Plaines and Skokie, IL
Posted:: Oct 23, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Faculty
Ref. No.:: PTPHL-19

About Oakton 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 2019.

Job Description:

PHL105 - Logic
Course studies principles of correct reasoning. Topics include analyzing structure of arguments, evaluating both inductive and deductive arguments, and recognizing common errors in reasoning. Focus is on providing tools to criticallyevaluate persuasive language encountered in everyday life, in mass media, and in academic texts

PHL106 - Ethics
Course studies meaning, value, and moral responsibility in human life. Topics include examination of at least four conflicting theories about what constitutes moral conduct and social justice; application of these theories to individual moraldilemmas and to contemporary social issues such as world hunger or the environmental crisis

HUM127 - Introduction to Philosophy
Course focuses on the most fundamental questions that human beings have always asked. Topics include a critical examination of theories about reality and truth, moral values and social justice, personal identity and free will, aesthetic values, and systems of religious beliefs

  • Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus, that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria,
  • Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials, for lecture, and laboratory and clinical functions (as appropriate),
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses and laboratories (if appropriate) at scheduled times,
  • Consultation with and evaluation of students,
  • Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors, such as attendance involved with the grading of students,
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, grading standards, and adhering to provisions of the OCCFA contract, and Compliance with institutional procedures.

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. Those rates are $1132/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1212/LHE for faculty with doctorates for the 2019-20 academic year.

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.


Master's degree in philosophy, or master's degree in religion, with at least eighteen graduate semester hours in philosophy (based on course content)

Prior college teaching experience is preferred.

Ability to teach a range of introductory philosophy classes

Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Mohamed Mehdi at 847.376.7287 or [email protected] or Thomas Bowen at 847-376-7084 or [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 (PTPHL-19) on the cover letter.

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

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

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-19, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.





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Posted: 12/25/2018
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