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Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal

Joliet Junior College
Main Campus, Joliet, IL

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Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal

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POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal Studies
STATUS:Part -Time
DEPARTMENT: Health and Public Services
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Adjunct Faculty
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to the current adjunct faculty contract

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

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 faculty.


Adjunct faculty members are responsible for delivering curriculum, providing instruction, and performing student learning assessment. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively use instructional and classroom technology to enhance teaching and learning. Courses at Joliet Junior College may be offered in various delivery modes including, but not limited to, face-to-face, online and hybrid. Designing syllabi, lessons, activities, assignments, and assessments to meet the established course description as well as program, course, and college learning outcomes and/or objectives while addressing each student’s needs as diverse learners.


1. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using effective teaching strategies that meet students' diverse needs and engage the student in critical thinking and problem-solving

2. Create an effective learning environment that fosters students' intellectual curiosity and helps students to problem solve using discipline-specific thinking strategies

3. Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course

4. Help students reach their academic, personal and career goals and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student's ability to learn

5. Designing syllabi, lessons, activities, assignments, and assessments to meet the established course description as well as program, course, and college learning outcomes and/or objectives while addressing each student's needs as diverse learners

6. Meeting all college deadlines for submission of attendance, grades and data collection for assessment of student learning

7. Modeling professionalism with excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

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

9. Assignments in teaching will be at the main campus or online.


1. Master of Science in Jurisprudence or Master of Science in Law (MSL)

2. Teaching experience

3. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Outlook), and Adobe Acrobat.

4. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, detail-oriented with the ability to proofread and type accurately.

5. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to effectively work with minimal supervision.
6. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

7. 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.

8. College/University Transcript


1. Juris Doctor (JD)

2. Minimum 2 years teaching experience preferably at the higher education level.

3. Verbal and written communication proficiency.

4. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

5. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.


Normal office physical demands.


Duties are performed indoors in the usual office and/or outdoor environment.


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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