Location: Des Plaines/Skokie, IL Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Tue Nov 23 2021 Job Description:
Class being taught: Library information literacy for the Summer and Fall semester
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 2022-23 academic year are $1173/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1243/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.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.
Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.
Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in institutional and departmental service.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Construct a course syllabus for each course assigned, consistent with the generic course syllabus, stipulating course objectives, content and grading criteria.
Prepare course presentations and instructional materials using active learning methods and a variety of instructional strategies, deliver instruction to students with those presentations and materials at each class session delivered in person on campus or online.
Meet with courses and laboratories at scheduled times.
Instruct, advise, consult with and evaluate the performance of enrolled students.
Maintain clear records on student performance involved with the evaluation and grading of student performance.
Participate in department meetings and comply with department decisions regarding instructional matters.
Participate in department and institutional assessments of student learning and in department and institutional surveys.
Comply with institutional procedures.
Attend and participate in divisional meetings, committee, task force, and other institutional organization meetings, as assigned.
Schedule office hours with at least one office hour held weekly for every three credit hours taught.
Engage in professional development activities to maintain professional skills and currency in the profession and improve the quality of student learning.
Required: Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Preferred: Experience in an academic library, experience in the area for which the individual is being hired, e.g. cataloging, reference, etc. familiarity with online systems, familiarity with Springshare suite (for example LibGuides, LibAnswers, Libcal) a second Master's degree and online teaching experience, flexibility to work at either of our campuses (Des Plaines and Skokie) and remotely as scheduled, commitment to student-centered library service and culturally competent pedagogy.
Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs.
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 Matthew Robitaille at email@example.com if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.