Ours is a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of composition courses: ENG 100 (Developmental), 101, and 102.
Weeks per fiscal year
Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties
The English Department at Harper College, a two-year institution located 20 miles northwest of Chicago, seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure track position. Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as composition and rhetoric, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing/teaching English classes using traditional and alternative delivery methods.
The successful candidate will have a 4/4 load consisting chiefly of composition courses: ENG 100 (Developmental), 101, and 102. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach Humanities, Literature, Honors-Program, and "linked" courses (through the college's Learning Communities Program). In addition to teaching 12 contact hours per semester, a full-time English faculty member serves on departmental, divisional and institutional committees; hold 10 office hours per week; and pursues professional development opportunities related to discipline and pedagogy.
The English Department is large and dynamic, with varied interests. Our students come to us from countries around the world; from a wide variety socio-economic backgrounds and every level of academic preparedness.
We seek a full-time colleague to begin in August, 2020.
Minimum requirements include an MA in English or Rhetoric/Composition; OR MFA in Creative Writing
Post-secondary teaching experience required. Two years of community college teaching experience preferred. Teaching Assistant (TA) teaching experience would be considered equivalent to college teaching.
Application Review Date:
Applications are accepted until the position is filled, though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 24, 2020*
Candidates chosen for phone interviews will be asked to submit three (3) professional letters of recommendation. We respectfully request that the letters focus on one or more of the following:
1. Your teaching ability
2. Your cultural competence
3. Your ongoing professional development
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment sponsorship is not available.
Internal Number: 493730
About Harper College
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.