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Computer Science - Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

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

Schedule Information

This is a full-time, tenure track position.  Maintains a minimum of 6 office hours per week for student consultation and teaching 15 contact hours per week.  Serves on college committees, participates in departmental and divisional initiatives.

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:

Harper College is one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 30,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs. In 2022, Harper also received the distinction of being recognized as a Top 25 semifinalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Harper College’s Department of Computer Science seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach courses from the first two years of a four-year curriculum.  The department teaches mainly in C++ on a Linux machine but also has courses utilizing Java, C and x86 assembly.  Most classes are face-to-face, but some online teaching may be required.

Primary responsibilities are for teaching a minimum of 15 contact hours per week while maintaining a minimum of 6 office hours per week for student consultation. Participation in institutional, divisional, and departmental committees, shared governance, strategic planning, professional development, or other activities is also expected.

Educational Requirements

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

Experience Requirements

Computer Science teaching experience at the secondary or collegiate level is required.  The teaching requirement may be fulfilled through a program of supervised teaching as a graduate student.

Application Review Date

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: December 8, 2023.

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 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: 11/6/23