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Faculty, History

Joliet Junior College
JJC Main Campus

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
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Job Details

Job location: JJC Main Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-28
Req: REQ-293

Position Title:

Faculty, History

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant Professor of History (Tenure track)

DEPARTMENT: Social and Behavioral Sciences

DIVISION: Academic Affairs


UNION: Faculty

REPORTS TO: Department Chair

PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.

MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

**Please indicate in a cover letter your interest in being considered for the position and detail your experience, background, and education appropriate to the position. Cover letter, resume, application, THREE references, and unofficial transcripts MUST be submitted online. All materials must be complete and on file by the deadline of December 3, 2021 to receive full consideration.**

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

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 faculty.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Joliet Junior College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in World History (with preferred specialties in African, Middle Eastern and/or Asian History). Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching on the undergraduate level, be able to demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a normal load. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract. The start date for this position is August 2022.


1. Teach both halves of the introductory World History survey and advanced classes in areas of specialization.

2. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.

3. Participate in course development, assessment and planning activities online and/or blended courses.

4.Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees. 5. Assist students with academic advising.

6. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

7. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.

8. Teach at other campus sites as needed.

9. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.


1. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

2. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

3. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.


1. Master’s Degree in history is required, Ph.D. preferred.

2. Minimum of two years teaching experience at the collegiate level is required; experience at the community college level is preferred.

3. Ability to offer survey courses in one or more of the following fields: history of Africa, history of the Middle East, and Asian history is highly desired.

4. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction is required.

5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service is desired.

6. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds is desired.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:



Working at Joliet Junior College 

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC also provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse personnel is the cornerstone of JJC's commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The College supports this commitment by providing personnel with excellent terms and conditions of employment, outstanding health and welfare benefits and programs for a secure retirement.

JJC employees work in a wide variety of roles within the college, including faculty, support staff, and administrative positions. With such a diverse range of professions, JJC ensures that a wealth of development opportunities is available to employees. From personal growth, career advancement, and a dynamic and rewarding work atmosphere, employees have the resources they need to achieve a successful and fulfilling career at JJC.

Joliet Junior College's open search procedures allow us to find the best available candidates for positions and to provide a balanced workforce to reflect the ethnic composition of the District we serve.

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