The Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college's focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.
This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned at least an Associate’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic or a related field no later than June 30, 2021 as well as at least three years of law enforcement experience. Forensic experience is highly preferred.
The Law Enforcement and Justice Department at Harper College is seeking applicants with the potential to teach forensics in the Law Enforcement programs
Faculty Fellows will have a teaching load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) but will also engage in intensive training/professional development for a full 35-40 hours.
Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.
Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.
Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.
Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.