English Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

Job description

Schedule Information

Ours is a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of composition courses: ENG 100 (Developmental), 101, and 102. 

Weeks per fiscal year

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)


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

Position Description and Duties

The English Department at Harper College, a two-year institution located 20 miles northwest of Chicago, seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure track position. Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as composition and rhetoric, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing/teaching English classes using traditional and alternative delivery methods.

The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of composition courses: ENG 100 (Developmental), 101, and 102. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach Humanities, Literature, Honors-Program, and "linked" courses (through the college's Learning Communities Program). In addition to teaching 12 contact hours per semester, a full-time English faculty member serves on departmental, divisional and institutional committees; hold 10 office hours per week; and pursues professional development opportunities related to discipline and pedagogy.

The English Department is large and dynamic, with varied interests. Our students come to us from countries around the world; from a wide variety socio-economic backgrounds and every level of academic preparedness.

We seek a full-time colleague to begin in August, 2021.   

Educational Requirements

Minimum requirements include an MA in English or Rhetoric/Composition; OR MFA in Creative Writing

Experience Requirements Post-secondary teaching experience required. Two years of community college teaching experience preferred. Teaching Assistant (TA) teaching experience would be considered equivalent to college teaching. Application Review Date: Applications are accepted  until the position is filled, though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 25, 2021

Special Notes: 

Candidates chosen for phone interviews will be asked to submit three (3) professional letters of recommendation.  We respectfully request that the letters focus on one or more of the following:

1.  Your teaching ability

2.  Your cultural competence

3.  Your ongoing professional development

*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 statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.




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Posted: 1/27/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time