Adjunct Instructor - Political Science

Olive-Harvey College
Apr 19, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and Responsibilities



Olive-Harvey College is currently seeking Political Science Faculty (PT) to provide superior instruction to our students for the fall 2019. Successful candidates will have experience teaching Law and Government, Sociology, and History courses to a college-level audience, and be able to effectively demonstrate their commitment to developing critical thinking and learning strategies in these disciplines. If you have passion for teaching and learning, and are committed to the mission of the community college, consider joining our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to help Olive-Harvey's students meet their academic and career goals!


  • Design courses to meet learning outcomes, and promote students’ active participation in their own learning.
  • Create an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
  • Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course.
  • Post syllabi and grades on Brightspace Learning System
  • Help students reach their academic, personal and career goals and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
  • Contribute to and provide leadership in the student’s academic and professional communities, and promote collaboration and teamwork among members of these communities.

  • Master's in Public Policy, Political Science, or Government
  • Must demonstrate excellence in teaching, commitment to integrating new technologies in the learning process and the ability to inspire, motivate and empower students to succeed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse group of staff and students required
  • Experience with a diverse, multi-lingual student population is desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the community college.
  • Knowledge of Brightspace Learning Management System, preferred
All interested candidates, including current City College of Chicago employees, must submit the following documents for review:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A legible copy of college transcripts (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.)

 We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Adjunct
Primary Location: Olive-Harvey College
Job Posting: Apr 17, 2019, 3:10:53 PM

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