Adjunct Faculty, Technical Communication

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Part Time

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Posting Number F00792 Position Title Adjunct Faculty, Technical Communication Internal Position Title Adjunct Faculty, Technical Communication Department CommArts/Hum/Fine Arts Div Position Type Part-Time Faculty Job Family Adjunct Faculty Job Summary
College of Lake County is seeking adjunct faculty to teach ENG 120 – Technical Composition I, ENG 126 – Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communication, and/or ENG 266 – Professional Communication. Courses are offered in-person and online in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
College of Lake County offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Technical Communication, as well a Technical Communication Certificate and Professional Technical Communication Certificate. View course descriptions here: (narrow by subject: “English”).
Instructors must plan and prepare a course syllabus, teach all scheduled classes, and respond to and evaluate student work.
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 and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff, and alumni. Required Qualification
Master’s degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, Communication or Journalism; at least three years of work experience in the field of technical communication.
Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, gender identities, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Competency in technologies commonly used in technical communication and college level instruction, including document design and online course delivery platforms. Desired Qualifications
Experience teaching in online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments
Experience with Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas) Posting Date 07/12/2022 Closing Date 10/28/2022 Expected Start Date 01/17/2023 Special Instructions Summary
  • A cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and outlines your skills and experience that directly relate to this position
  • A CV/resume
  • A list of 3 references with contact information (phone and email)
  • A 1-page teaching statement that includes your efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom
Pay Rate per Adjunct contract Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time Location Grayslake Total Hours per week 3 load hours per section Work Schedule
Varies based on section(s) taught 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 None Summary of Essential Functions
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.

Adjunct 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 in person, 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 textbooks (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. Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master’s degree or higher in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Technical Communication, Communication or Journalism?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least three (3) years of work experience in the field of technical communication?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2

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