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Adjunct Faculty Credit - Massage Therapy

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Education, Teacher Education
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Full Time
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Community College

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Starting Pay Rate: Per Adjunct Faculty Pay Scale

Schedule Information: Days/evenings/weekends depending upon course schedule

***This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates. As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews***

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Your application can remain "Under Review by Committee" for 18 months. You may check your status at any time by logging into with your username and password. 

Job Description:Harper College welcomes applicants for an adjunct instructor for science-core courses (anatomy and physiology and/or pathology for massage therapists) for the Spring semester of 2024. Courses are held on the Palatine Campus can be scheduled as day, evening, and/or Saturday classes.

Instructors are responsible for: Developing and delivering courses as scheduled; Providing college with course syllabus, course materials, gradebook, and student attendance record; Maintaining IL Massage Therapist Licensure, (if also teaching massage courses beyond those in the science-core).

Education Requirements: Transcript(s) showing successful completion of 30 or more college credit hours; if applicant is a massage therapist, successful completion of anatomy & physiology and/or pathology coursework beyond that received as part of the foundational massage therapy training, as evidenced by college transcript, continuing education certificates, etc.

Preferred: Associate’s Degree or higher; Current Board Certified for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) credential or credentialed provider in another health care profession

Experience Requirements: Minimum two years of professional practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist or in a profession where a strong human anatomy, physiology or pathology background is required, (e.g. practicing health care professional, researcher, etc.) as verified by job reference.

Preferred: Teaching experience.

* Official transcripts from all post-secondary education institutions required upon hire, including transcripts or certificates documenting completion for anatomy and physiology and/or pathology coursework beyond massage therapy training.

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check, and verification of current, unencumbered IL Licensed Massage Therapist credential.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applicable Benefits: We offer a competitive, semester by semester adjunct pay, with Harper tuition waivers, sick/personal business leave, and a comprehensive Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


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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