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Adjunct Faculty Credit - Health Science Core

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Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Adjunct Faculty
Salary: Per adjunct faculty pay scale
Division: Provost
Department: Health Careers

Starting Pay Rate:  Per Adjunct Faculty Pay Scale

Schedule Information:  Days/evenings/weekends depending upon course schedule

***This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates for the above subjects. As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews***

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Your application can remain "Under Review by Committee" for 18 months. You may check your status at any time by logging into with your username and password. 

Job Description: The Health Science Core Program is seeking adjunct faculty to join the Department. Instruction of students in the undergraduate Health Science Core classes, which may include: Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Care, Introduction to Health care, Health Technology and Informatics.

Teaches courses in accordance with their description.  Teaches Medical Terminology with an approach that focuses on medical word comprehension within the context of clinical care, and the understanding of medical word part meanings.  Teaches students how various prefixes, roots, and suffixes form distinct meanings in medical language.  The ideal candidate will have an attention to detail that includes the ability to critically analyze students use of medical words within a clinical context, and apply correct spelling and grammar.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate to ability to apply creative ways to learn terminology in the classroom.

Adheres to course objectives and outcomes. Utilizes the full classroom time assigned, meeting all classes as scheduled.

The Medical Terminology faculty must direct student learning and assess student progress in achieving the requirements of the program.

If the course is an online course, the adjunct faculty will be required to take a course at Harper College for online teaching prior to teaching the course.

Responsible for timely submission of attendance, grading records, and filing course syllabi with the Division.

Education Requirements: 

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in allied health, nursing or health science.

Master’s Degree in nursing, allied health, health science, or related field preferred.

Current licensure, registration or certification in their field required.

Experience Requirements: At least two years of teaching experience preferred; two or more years working in a clinical setting.

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applicable Benefits: We offer a competitive, semester by semester adjunct pay, with Harper tuition waivers, sick/personal business leave, and a comprehensive Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program.

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: 11/6/23