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Business Administration Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Schedule Information:  Per course schedule; maintains a minimums 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 seeks a dynamic instructor of Business for a full-time tenure-track position. This position will report to the Dean of Business and Social Sciences.  

A successful candidate will have a background in finance, human resources, management, or marketing.

Full time faculty are expected to teach 15 contact hours, serve on department / division / institutional committees, hold 10 office hours per week, and pursue professional development opportunities related to business. 

The business department is comprised of 3 full time professors and 15-20 adjunct faculty who teach management, marketing, human resources, finance, entrepreneurship, sales and insurance classes. The department also includes the IDEAShop, the MakerSpace and Entrepreneur Center at Harper College, Fast Track and Apprenticeship programs, and provides dual credit and internship opportunities for high school students. The department offers extracurricular activities that include; Business and Entrepreneurship Club, summer camps and social entrepreneurship opportunities at the IDEAShop.

We are looking for candidates who are committed to student success and have experience delivering instruction in various modalities and be able to support transfer and career students.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom as well as an understanding of theoretical concepts within the discipline.

Educational Requirements: At least an MBA or Master’s degree in management, marketing, or finance.

Experience Requirements: Minimum of 2 years of business experience in finance, human resources, management, or marketing.

*Preferred qualifications: College level teaching experience or demonstrated ability to teach subject matter and credentialed online teaching experience is 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, 2021.

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 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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