Adjunct Faculty Credit - Manufacturing Technology Program

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Starting Pay Rate:  Per Adjunct Faculty Pay Scale

Schedule Information:  Days/evenings/weekends depending upon course schedule

***This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates for the above subjects. As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews***

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Your application can remain "Under Review by Committee" for 18 months. You may check your status at any time by logging into with your username and password. 

Job Description: Harper College's Manufacturing program offers students advanced training and credential opportunities as well as transferable college credits. Our state-of-the-art equipment, labs and classroom facilities allow faculty to teach students using the latest technology in the field.  Our program is growing which means there is a need for an experienced professional who can share their knowledge and enthusiasm with our students as an adjunct Manufacturing Technology instructor.

As an adjunct Manufacturing Technology instructor, the successful candidate will teach courses in Precision Machining, focusing heavily on hand tools and manual machining. Teaching in both the classroom and laboratory settings, the successful candidate will use a combination of hands-on demonstrations along with classroom/online lectures to teach students machine tool theory and safety as well as a variety of technical assignments and laboratory instruction that will prepare the students to enter today’s manufacturing workforce.


This candidate will be experienced and be comfortable teaching theory and methods in conventional (manual) machine tool operation, blueprint reading/engineering drawings, precision (and non-precision) measuring tools, conventional hand tools and layout. The adjunct faculty member will demonstrate procedures and prepare students for possible NIMS and other industry-related certifications.

The instructor will need to use a Learning Management System (LMS) for documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational/training courses. Experience working with adult learners is a plus.

The faculty member will maintain the highest possible standards of classroom and laboratory instruction; apply innovative teaching and learning methods and keep abreast of new information and developments in manufacturing.  The adjunct instructor is expected to conduct assigned classes/labs, develop lessons and applicable assignments to meet learning objectives of class, provide a syllabus for each class, and use learning assessments to improve student learning.

Education Requirements:  Associate degree is preferred.  Relevant work-related experience in the field or profession, recognized certifications, registered apprenticeship, and/or licensures may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.

Experience Requirements: Industry experience, certifications and teaching experience preferred.

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

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applicable Benefits: We offer a competitive, semester by semester adjunct pay, with some tuition waivers available after 3 semesters; sick and personal business leave; and a comprehensive Adjunct Faculty Development Program. 



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.

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