Adjunct Instructor, Medical Assisting

Joliet Junior College
Main Campus, Joliet, IL

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Position Title:

Adjunct Instructor, Medical Assisting

Job Description:

STATUS: Adjunct
DEPARTMENT: Health and Public Services
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Adjunct
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to current adjunct faculty contract

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

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 staff.


1. Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude.

2. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications.

3. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

4. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers.


1. Provide in-class instruction/lecture and hands-on training that meets the program and course objectives. (In two-four hour sessions).

2. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.

3. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses.

4. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.

5. Return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.

6. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations.

7. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.

8. Possess and maintain a thorough knowledge of the subject matter necessary to the assigned course load; and keep informed of current trends in the medical assisting field and health care.

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

10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence

11. Teach classes during non-traditional times (evenings and weekends) and at clinical and other campus sites as needed.

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

13. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings.

14. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

15. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Associate degree and be a Graduate of an accredited Medical Assisting, or related program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Medical Assisting, or related field; or

2. Associate degree and be a Graduate of otherwise recognized training entity in Medical Assisting, or related field; or

3. Associate degree and be a Graduate of an institution located outside of the United States and its territories in Medical Assisting or related field.

4. Three (3) years of occupational experience in Medical Assisting or related field.

5. Hold a current certification or other credentials from AAMA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA.

6. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.


1. Teaching experience at the collegiate level.

2. Experience at the community college level.

3. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.

4. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

5. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

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


1. Standard classroom equipment and software.

2. Standard hospital equipment and software.


1. Classroom, skills lab, and simulation teaching environment.

2. Clinical/hospital units.


Immediate Consideration

Full Time/Part Time:

Part 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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