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CNA Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Grant Funded

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Salary
Pay Grade: FF Instructional Faculty - 26 Pays
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Grant Funded Position: Yes

Schedule Information:  Per course schedule; maintains a minimum of 15 contact hours of teaching, and 10 office hours per week for student consultation; evening and weekend instruction may be required. 

Weeks per fiscal year: This is a non-tenured, grant-funded position. 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: 

Harper College Health Careers seeks a full-time, non-tenure track faculty member to provide instruction in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. This is a grant funded position.

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.

The CNA certificate program provides theory and training in the basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who will assist the nurse in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. Instruction includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. As part of a stackable career path, the CNA program participates in Harper’s Dual Credit Career Partnership, in which high school juniors and seniors have an opportunity to earn college credit, and simultaneously satisfy high school graduation requirements.

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

Didactic and clinical instruction of students in the CNA program including course development, updating and submitting course syllabi in required format, assessing 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.

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. 

Education Requirements: Bachelor’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; a current active Illinois Department of Public Health CNA Instructor certificate is required. Teaching experience preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before November 14, 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.

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: 10/24/22