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Diverse Faculty Fellow - Mathematics

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: $42,000
Pay Grade: FF Instructional Faculty - 26 Pays
Division: Provost
Department: Math and Science

Schedule Information

Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.

Weeks per fiscal year

Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)


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 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 at least a Master’s Degree in Mathematics or related field with at least 18 semester hours in graduate-level mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates with at least a Master's in mathematics or statistics with 24 or more graduate hours in mathematics. This fellowship is appropriate for those who have earned a degree from an accredited college or university prior to the 2021- 2022 academic year but who have no previous teaching experience as a full-time instructor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess the appropriate degree. The individual's credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2022. 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.

The Mathematics Department at Harper College consists of about 20 full-time faculty members and 28 adjunct instructors. Our diverse faculty fellow would be working in a supportive, collegial atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration. Our course offerings range from general education math courses (quantitative literacy and elementary statistics) through higher level STEM courses (linear algebra and differential equations).

Educational Requirements

At least a Master's degree in mathematics or related field with at least 18 semester hours in graduate-level mathematics.

Experience Requirements

No teaching experience is required, however, please share any teaching, tutoring, or coaching experience on CV or cover letter. 

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 10, 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 Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon 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: 11/22/21