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History faculty (PTHIS-24)

Employer
Oakton College
Location
Des Plaines, IL

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Adjunct Faculty
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Department:: Division of Liberal Arts
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Feb 13, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Faculty
Ref. No.:: PTHIS-24
Position ID:: 172623

About Oakton College :


Oakton College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks part-time History faculty to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body & community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.



Job Description:


Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates for the 2023-24 academic year are $1182/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1253/LHE for faculty with doctorates


Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ LHEs are taught in each semester.



Essential Functions of the Position:


  • Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria.
  • Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials for lecture, and laboratory and clinical functions (as appropriate).
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses and laboratories (if appropriate) at scheduled times.
  • Consultation with and evaluation of students.
  • Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors such as attendance involved with the grading of students.
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards; also adhering to provisions of the OCCFA contract.
  • Compliance with institutional procedures.


HIS 225
History of the Islamic Middle East from the 7th Century to 1918


Course surveys the history of Islamic Middle East from birth of Islam to end of First World War. Content includes social, political, and economic developments, and the role of religion in shaping Middle Eastern culture and society. Focus is on the ways in which Islam helped foster a unified political and legal system, and a common identity which provide the backdrop for much of the contemporary political discourse in the region.



HIS 226
History of the Islamic Middle East in Modern Times


Course surveys political, economic, social and cultural development of the Islamic Middle East since 1918. Focus is on the role of religion as an ongoing theme.





Requirements:


MA in History with a specialization in History of the Islamic Middle East and two years experience teaching college level courses in this area of specialization.
We will consider candidates with at least 18 graduate college credits in History, provided they include at least three graduate level courses in the History of the Islamic Middle East and have college level experience teaching.


This position requires availability to teach in the evening and/or on the weekends. Yes


This position requires availability to teach on both the Des Plaines and Skokie. Yes


This position requires availability to teach online.(For full time faculty, a max of 50% of base load can be taught online) Yes



Additional Information:


Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.


Please contact hr@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.





Application Instructions:


Required documents for a complete application file include a completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.


Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position code (PTHIS-24) on the cover letter.


Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to facultysearch@oakton.edu.


Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to facultysearch@oakton.edu.


Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment.


Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTHIS-24, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.


Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.


Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



URL: www.oakton.edu

Organization

Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.

 

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Telephone
8476351600
Location
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie
IL
60016
United States

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