Philosophy Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty
Job no: 494830
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Salary: Per Faculty contract
Pay Grade: FF Instructional Faculty - 26 Pays
Department: Liberal Arts
Schedule Information: The teaching load is 5/5, with additional non-teaching service duties. Summer teaching
is often available.
Weeks per fiscal year: Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
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 Philosophy Department at Harper College, a community college located 20 miles northwest of Chicago, seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure track position. The department is deeply committed to enriching our diverse communities and inspiring the transformation of individual lives, the workforce, and society. We welcome applications from all individuals whose backgrounds and expertise enable them to contribute to these goals.
The successful candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of introductory philosophy courses to students of diverse backgrounds and varying levels of college readiness using traditional and alternative delivery methods. We encourage interested candidates to familiarize themselves with our course offerings. The successful candidate will have a 5/5 load consisting chiefly of philosophy courses. Faculty members may also teach in the Honors Program, Social Justice Studies Program, and offer interdisciplinary courses (through the college's Learning Communities Program).
In addition to teaching 15 contact hours per semester, a full-time Philosophy faculty member serves on departmental, divisional, and institutional committees; holds six office hours per week (some of which must be on campus); and pursues professional development opportunities related to pedagogy.
We seek a full-time colleague to begin in August, 2024.
Educational Requirements: Master's degree, at least 18 hours of which must be in philosophy. PhD in Philosophy preferred.
Experience Requirements: Teaching experience is required with community college 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 15, 2023.
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
- CV/Resume(Does not substitute for completed application)
- Cover Letter, (please address your contributions to our course offerings)
- Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include your approach to building a classroom community, 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
Please contact Human Resources, email@example.com for questions or special accommodations.
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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