Diverse Faculty Fellow - Health Careers

Harper College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Schedule Information: Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.

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 Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college's focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.

This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have a professional credential in the nursing or allied health programs offered in the Harper College Health Careers Division. This fellowship is appropriate for those who have earned a degree from an accredited college or university prior to the 2020- 2021 academic year but who have no previous teaching experience as a full-time instructor. Areas of position availability include the following disciplines: cannabis science and therapeutics, dental hygiene, diagnostic cardiac sonography, diagnostic medical sonography, health information technology, massage therapy, medical assisting, nursing, nutrition, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, and surgical technology. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess the appropriate degree and licensure, if required (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of Illinois. The individual's credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2021. Faculty Fellows will have a teaching load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) but will also engage in intensive training/professional development for a full 35-40 hours.

Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division, and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.

Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.

Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.

Educational Requirements: A credential appropriate to the discipline offered in the Harper College Health Careers Division along with a current license (Illinois) or eligibility for Illinois license, where required. The chart below lists the disciplines represented in the Health Careers division and the minimum educational requirements needed:



Cannabis Science and Therapeutics

Associate degree and one year of cannabis industry experience

Dental Hygiene

Master's degree, Dental Hygiene License

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

Associate degree, RDCS credential in Adult Echo. Vascular courses require RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate degree, RDMS credential in OBGYN and Abdominal. Vascular courses require RVT


Bachelor's degree, for coding courses CCS or CCS-P or RHIT certification. All other courses require an RHIT or RHIA with a bachelor’s degree.

Massage Therapy

Associate degree in Massage Therapy, the sciences or related field. Licensed Massage Therapist

Medical Assisting

Associate degree, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)


Master's degree in Nursing, Illinois Licensure


Master's degree in Nutrition or related field, Registered Dietitian

Physical Therapist Assistant

Bachelor's degree. Licensed Physical Therapist.

Radiologic Tech

Registered Radiological Technologist with additional ARRT credentialing in MRI: Must have a Bachelor’s degree

Surgical Tech

Bachelor's degree. CST Certification

Experience Requirements: A minimum of one year of clinical/workplace experience is required. No teaching experience is required however a file is not complete until the materials listed in the special notes section below are submitted directly to the online application.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before April 1, 2021.

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 Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Advertised: March 05, 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close:

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