Speech Communication Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Per Faculty Contract
Division: Provost
Department: Liberal Arts

Schedule InformationThe successful candidate is expected to teach 15 contact hours in the Communication Arts Department with a focus on teaching the basic speech course. The successful candidate is expected to serve on department/division/college committees, hold ten office hours per week, engage in assessment, develop curriculum and pursue professional development related to the discipline & pedagogy.

Weeks per fiscal yearFaculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

BenefitsHealth, 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 speech communication for a full-time tenure-track position. Teaching responsibilities will focus on teaching public speaking (SPE101-Fundamentals of Oral Communication) May teach upper division communication courses (Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Argumentation and Advanced Public Speaking) when needed.

Communication Arts is a growing department of 7 professors who teach speech, communication, mass communication, journalism, and theater. We are building a modern media lab that reflects the changing landscape of journalism. The department offers extracurricular activities that include; WHCM Radio, The Harbinger Newspaper, Speech Team, Debate, and the Harper Ensemble Theater Company.

We are looking for candidates who believe in the basic communication course and are excited about the opportunity to teach the course, develop it, and assess it.

The successful candidate is expected to teach 15 contact hours in the Communication Arts Department with a focus on teaching the basic speech course. The instructor is expected to serve on department/division/college committees, hold ten office hours per week, engage in assessment, develop curriculum and pursue professional development related to the discipline & pedagogy.

The successful candidate may have the opportunity to coach, plan and travel with Harper’s Award winning Forensics Team.

Educational RequirementsA minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication or Speech.

Experience RequirementsPost-secondary teaching experience (minimum of 3 years preferred).

Experience Desired: Experience teaching in the community college setting, experience using technology in the classroom, alternative classroom delivery modalities, curriculum development and assessment are preferred. Candidates with experience teaching Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Argumentation and Advanced Public Speaking are preferred. Candidates with Forensics experiences (Coaching, Traveling and Administrating) are preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 25, 2019.

Special Notes:

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • 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 a Criminal Background Check

*Employment Sponsorship is not available

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