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Adjunct Professor/English/Journalism

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

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Position Title:

Adjunct Professor/English/Journalism

Position Type:

Adjunct Faculty

Status of Position:

Adjunct Faculty



Position Summary:

Prairie State College seeks innovative adjunct faculty to teach a Journalism course online. This course prepares students to work on The Pioneer, Prairie State College’s online newspaper publication.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following: excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a flexible, student-centered approach to teaching writing; the ability to engage a diverse student population; and familiarity with research/scholarship concerning pedagogy and the community college environment.

The English Department offers a collegial and supportive faculty peer environment, with opportunities for substantive faculty development.

Available offerings will be online asynchronous, but require regular virtual meetings with students (date time/frequency TBD).

Anticipated start date: May 2024

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English or a closely related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Journalism.

Professional experience working in the journalism field.

Experience working with online student publications is strongly preferred.

Experience teaching at the community college level is strongly preferred.

Priority will be given to candidates with graduate coursework and/or training in the teaching of writing.


Adjunct faculty members at PSC are paid by the number of hours they are in the classroom (contact hours). Pay Schedule for new adjunct faculty: $864.44 per credit hour

Posting Date:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically.



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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