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Nursing Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Per FT Faculty Pay Scale
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Schedule Information:  Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching, with release time for program coordination, 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) - this position requires an additional commitment in the Summer from May thru August. Additional compensation will be awarded for this time period. This position includes some evening and weekend work. 

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties: 

The Harper College Nursing Program seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to provide instruction in the nursing programs. Located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Harper’s Nursing program has excellent, long-standing partnerships with clinical agencies in the Chicagoland area, offering degree and certificate programs for students seeking immediate employment in nursing. With state-of-the-art facilities, Harper is home to a nursing laboratory and interprofessional simulation hospital, where real-world procedures and situations are simulated and practiced.

Candidates should possess expertise in areas such as patient care, organization, communication, classroom management, curriculum development (including writing syllabi), and developing/teaching nursing classes using traditional and alternative delivery methods.

This position involves didactic and clinical instruction of nursing students in both the RN and LPN program.  The person hired will also assist with the ACEN accreditation process.  Instructional responsibilities include the following: course development, updating and submission of course syllabi in required format, assessment of student outcomes, research and development of resources for instruction, and utilization and development of instructional design methods that include technology (simulation).  Timely evaluation of students including reporting of student grades and progress is required. 

The successful candidate will participate in and contribute to program, divisional and institutional committees, assignments, and activities.  Committee work will include assignment to a faculty nursing committee.  Ten office hours per week for student consultation and advisement and participation in professional development, both internal and external, to remain credentialed in nursing and to advance in the instructional role are required. 

Educational Requirements: Master's Degree with a major in Nursing is required. Candidates must have a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license (Illinois) or eligibility for Illinois license and current CPR or BLS certification

Experience Requirements: Minimum 3 years nursing practice in medical/surgical nursing; teaching experience with at least two years of experience preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before June 1, 2022.

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 


Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 6/23/22