Adjunct Faculty, Legal Studies Immigration Law



Posting Details

Posting Number F00561 Position Title Adjunct Faculty, Legal Studies Immigration Law Internal Position Title Adjunct Faculty, Legal Studies - Immigration Law Department Business & Social Sciences Div Position Type Part-Time Faculty Job Family Adjunct Faculty Job Summary

This position will be involved in the instruction of first and second year college level courses in legal studies (particularly immigration law) to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and Saturday classes at our main campus, extension sites and online learning platforms. The Adjunct Faculty member will develop, prepare, and revise instructional materials in paralegal studies for courses they teach. The adjunct faculty member may participate in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development as well as in department, division, and general faculty meetings. They also may serve on division and college committees or participate in other forms of college service.

The College of Lake County ( CLC ) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.

Required Qualification

JD with experience as a paralegal or supervising paralegals;
OR
Master’s degree in Legal Studies or a related area AND 2 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 4 years) as a paralegal OR an attorney supervising paralegals;
OR
Bachelor’s degree in paralegal or legal studies with at least 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter;
OR
Bachelor’s degree with ABA approved paralegal certificate and 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter

Skill Requirements:
Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities. Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision-making capabilities. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Blackboard, and other technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and multi-task. Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of students, staff and external customers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy. Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.

Desired Qualifications Posting Date 05/18/2020 Closing Date 12/31/2020 Expected Start Date 08/17/2020 Special Instructions Summary Pay Rate Per adjunct contract. Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time Location Grayslake Total Hours per week Based on class schedule Work Schedule

Based on class schedule.

EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE /AA/M/F/D/V

Software Testing Required None Interview Process Requirements Presentation Summary of Essential Functions

This position will be involved in the instruction of first and second year college level courses in legal studies to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and Saturday classes at our main campus, extension sites, or online learning platforms.
Teach courses in subject field. Develop instructional materials. Assess student learning and assign grades. Attend required Adjunct meetings in the Fall and Spring semesters. Participate in college governance and other aspects of academic life. Maintain current knowledge of subject matter.
Faculty members are expected to maintain current in compliance training, including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
Select, prepare and maintain current curriculum, course outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials.
Teach courses as scheduled each academic semester.
Provide instructional support to the students. Refer students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College.
Provide the Division and the students a syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by College, Division, or departmental policy.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations. Provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress.
Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.
Maintain office/discipline/grade/division records as required by the College.
Be available for student consultation through phone or email.
Use the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns and problems.
Assist in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing instruments as provided. Administer other instruments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department. Provide all results as requested.
Conduct all classes in accordance with an established and current course syllabus and approved textbook (and/or related instructional material). Meet all classes for the scheduled time.
Submit all grades (mid/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines. Provide the Registrar appropriate grade records.
Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
Revise and update course content as needed.
Participate, when appropriate, in the formation and meetings of program advisory boards, college, division, and department committees.
Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED : None

1) Prepares and maintains current curriculum, course outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Revises and updates course content as needed.

2) Provides the Division and the students a syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by College, Division, or departmental policy.

3) Teaches assigned courses in subject field each academic semester. Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.

4) Provides instructional support to the students. Refers students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College. Provides availability for student consultation and assitance via phone, email, and/or in person.

5) Observes and evaluates student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations. Provides feedback in a timely manner on student progress.

6) Maintains office/discipline/grade/division records as required by the College. Submit all grades (mid/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines. Provide the Registrar appropriate grade and attendance records.

7) Follows the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns and problems.

8) Assists in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing instruments as provided. Administers other instruments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department. Provides all results to department faculty or divisional adminstrators as requested.

9) Encourages students to submit course evaluations, reviews course evaluations when available and uses feedback to improve course delivery.

10) Participates, when appropriate, in the governance structure, college, division, and department committees.

11) Maintains a high level of professional ethics.

12) Maintains current in compliance training, including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act Campus Security Authority.

13) Utilizes appropriate technology to deliver instructional materials, maintain grades, and provide timely communications with students, etc.

14) Maintains current knowledge of subject matter via professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.

15) Demonstrates solid commitment to our Q- DIALS Program and participates with CLC goals and initiatives. Demonstrates the Service Excellence communication method towards customers and ensuring student success is at the forefront of all we do, while building the College’s reputation as a premier educational institution.

16) Follows all institution and regulatory policies, procedures and standards. Utilize self-appraisal to determine progress in meeting performance management system objectives and career goals.

17) Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
1) Supervision exercised over students in the classroom.

INTERNAL INTERACTIONS
1) Interacts with all levels of faculty, staff and students.

EXTERNAL INTERACTIONS
1) Interacts with contractors, community and external customers.

Working Environment:
Ability to interact with public (internal/external) continuously. Ability to sit, walk, and stand frequently. Ability to bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, lift 0-50 lbs., lift 50+ lbs., carry 0-50 lbs., carry 50+ lbs., and push 0-300 lbs. occasionally.

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a JD with experience as a paralegal or supervising paralegals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Legal Studies or a related area AND 2 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 4 years) as a paralegal OR an attorney supervising paralegals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in paralegal or legal studies with at least 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree with an ABA approved paralegal certificate and 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Unofficial Transcript 3


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