Schedule Information:Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required. Serves on college committees; participates in departmental and division initiatives.
Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Benefits:Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties: Harper College seeks a dynamic instructor of education and early childhood education for a full-time tenure-track position.
Education and Early Childhood Education operate as two separate departments, but work closely together to support career and transfer education majors. Both departments have experienced recent growth and expect this trend to continue based on the current shortage of qualified teachers in the State of Illinois.
This position is a joint appointment in both disciplines and reports to the Dean of Business and Social Sciences. Full time faculty are expected to teach 15 contact hours, serve on department / division / institutional committees, hold 10 office hours per week, and pursue professional development opportunities related to education and early childhood education.
We are looking for candidates who are committed to student success and have experience delivering instruction in various modalities. A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom as well as an understanding of theoretical concepts within the disciplines.
Educational Requirements: Graduate degree from an accredited institution in early childhood education, education, or related field.
Experience Requirements: Minimum of three years of experience as a classroom teacher working with young children in a P-12 learning environment.*
*Preferred qualifications: Experience teaching Education or Early Childhood Education courses at the college level.
Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 25, 2021
Special Notes *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: 493915
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.