Location: Des Plaines and Skokie, IL Category: Adjunct Faculty Posted On: Thu Nov 16 2023 Job Description:
SOC101 - Introduction to Sociology Course introduces sociological perspective used to study contemporary society, with focus on United States. Content includes culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and networks, deviance and social control, inequality in society, social institutions such as family or education, and processes of social change.
SOC103 - Social Problems Course investigates social conditions that contribute to contemporary U.S. and global social problems. Content includes globalization; poverty; discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation; crime and criminal justice system; substance abuse; population growth, environmental problems and sustainability; and war and terrorism.
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. For the 2023-24 academic year rates are $1182/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1253/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+ credit hours 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.
Essential Functions of the Position:
Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria.
Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials for lecture, and laboratory and clinical functions (as appropriate).
Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses and laboratories (if appropriate) at scheduled times.
Consultation with and evaluation of students.
Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors such as attendance involved with the grading of students.
Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards; also adhering to provisions of the OCCFA contract.
Compliance with institutional procedures.
A Master's degree in Sociology, or a related field with at least 18 graduate semester credits successfully completed in sociology is required.
Prior college teaching experience and an earned doctorate are preferred.
Candidate must be available to teach in person in the building
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.
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
This position requires availability to teach in the evening and/or on the weekends.
This position requires availability to teach on both the Des Plaines and Skokie.
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.