Adjunct Faculty - Adult Basic Skills/GED

Job description

Posting Number:


Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty - Adult Basic Skills/GED


Adult Education


Academic Affairs



Union/Non Union:


Full Time / Part Time? :

Part Time

Salary Range - Minimum:

per adjunct faculty union contract

Temporary? :


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Ongoing pool of applicants. Department will review applications when positions become available.

Bachelor’s Degree REQUIRED.

Cover letter, resume and unofficial transcripts MUST be attached to your online application.

2 reference letters REQUIRED and can be
e-mailed ([email protected]).

OFFICIAL transcripts REQUIRED prior to hiring. Bring OFFICIAL transcripts at time of interview.

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College

•Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Application Procedures: “Apply to this Job at”

Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email [email protected] or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary:

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

Link to Human Resources website:

Job Details:

ADULT BASIC SKILLS/GED Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL)
STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Department of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL)
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION:Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Director, Department of Adult
Education and Literacy
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Position Summary :

An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Director, and provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time staff in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

1.Provide direct and explicit instruction to students in assigned subject area(s)
2.Monitor student progress, report outcomes, and refer students for additional assessments and/or support services
3.Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations
4.Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, assessments, and other established processes.
5.Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and director.
6.Actively retain students through goal attainment.
7.Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.
8.Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college and the department at all times.
9.Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract and/or by the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
2.Three (3) years of teaching experience in adult education (ABE, GED, ESL) and/or developmental college reading, writing, and/or math. Teacher Certification, certificates, endorsements and related experience will be considered.
3.Experience and/or expertise in instructional/classroom technology.
4.Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.
5.Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.Master’s Degree in Education, Adult Education, or closely related field
2.Elementary, Middle School and/or High School Teacher Certification in subject area (English, Math, Science)
3.Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Demands:

1.Normal classroom physical demands.

Working Conditions:

1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual classroom and/or lab environment.

Compliance Announcement:


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 7/8/2021
Work Type: Part Time