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Biology Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

Employer
Harper College
Location
Palatine, IL

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Schedule Information

Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required.  Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.

Weeks per fiscal year

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

Benefits

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

Position Description and Duties

Harper College is currently accepting applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in biology, teaching courses in human anatomy and human physiology primarily for the health careers.

The Biology department includes 16 full-time faculty who teach majors and non-majors general biology, environmental biology, organismal biology, microbiology, and human anatomy and physiology. We have modern lab facilities stocked with a large selection of teaching materials including models, cadavers, and other specimens.

The successful candidate will possess excellent classroom management skills, be able to engage and effectively communicate with a diverse student body, display a consistent and proactive approach toward collaborative work with other faculty, demonstrate the ability to use technology in teaching, and maintain the highest possible standards of laboratory safety.

Faculty are expected to teach both laboratory and non-laboratory based biology courses, maintain contractual office hours, participate in institutional and departmental committee meetings, maintain professional skills through regular professional development, and attend other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.

 

Educational Requirements

Minimum of a Master's degree in Biology or related sub-discipline with 18 graduate hours in Biology required.

Experience Requirements

Community college and/or university experience teaching laboratory and non-laboratory based biology classes is required with a minimum of two years teaching experience

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 10, 2022.

February 14, 2022 Update: We encourage you to submit an application for this position. The search committee is actively reviewing applications.

Special Notes:

*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 a Criminal Background Check

*Employment Sponsorship is not available

Organization

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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