Vocational Skills Lecturer - Solar PV

Harper College
Palatine, IL

View more

Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Schedule Information:  Day and/or evening part-time teaching positions, based on enrollment.

Your application can remain "Under Review by Committee" for 18 months.  You may check your status at any time by logging into jobs.harpercollege.edu with your username and password.

Benefits:  N/A 

Duties of Position: 

Conduct online and on-site training for solar photovoltaics technology, processes, and related subject areas

Evaluate student performance and record grades

Ensure students who successfully complete programs receive digital badge and access to certification and career resources

Support the development of related Continuing Professional Education courses in accordance with industry certification requirements.

Training regarding Solar PV technologies, protocols, and best practices. Topics covered include PV application, design, installation, operation and maintenance. Instructor will design, develop and maintain course curriculum toward industry-recognized credentials and certification (i.e. NABCEP Solar PV Associate).

The Career and Technical Programs department offers non-transferable credit courses in career development, computer training and healthcare through Continuing Professional Education (CPE). CPE courses are short-term trainings that are completed within one semester. We continually accept proposals for new courses leading to a career. 

Educational Requirements:  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required with a focus on solar photovoltaics, alternative energy, sustainability, natural science or related field.

Experience Requirements:  Two years of professional experience in the alternative energy industry including solar, wind, construction and installation, electrical, and/or energy auditing. Knowledge of safety practices in professional settings. Experience teaching adults.

Preferred Education and Licensure: Master’s degree in alternative energy/sustainability or related fields as well as certification/licensure including NABCEP Solar PV Associate, PV Installation Professional or other NABCEP or industry-recognized certification.

Required Documents:  **A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process.**

* A one-page, single spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assist students, and how you use instructional technology.

*Official transcripts required upon hire.

*Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

*Employment sponsorship is not available.



Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

Find Us

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert