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Chemistry Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

Harper College
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 Chemistry.

Primary responsibilities include teaching 15 contact-hours and maintaining 10 office hours per week for student consultation; maintaining highest possible standards of classroom instruction; applying innovative teaching and learning pedagogies; using chemistry-related software technologies in the classroom; and demonstrating an understanding of current trends within the field of chemistry education.

Preferred candidates will demonstrate the following: enthusiasm for teaching; strong knowledge of chemistry; ability to tailor pedagogy to engage students at all course levels, from introductory through organic chemistry; significant leadership qualities at the departmental, institutional, state, and national levels; and commitment to development of curriculum.   Opportunities exist for mentoring an undergraduate research group involved in original research.

Educational Requirements: Minimum: Master’s degree in Chemistry or Chemistry-related field with at least 18 graduate hours in chemistry; PhD in Chemistry or Chemistry-related field preferred.

Experience Requirements: Post-secondary teaching experience required. Two years of community college teaching experience preferred. Organic chemistry teaching experience preferred.

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

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.




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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