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Adjunct Faculty, Astronomy

Employer
College of Lake County
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022
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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
F00832

Position Title
Adjunct Faculty, Astronomy

Internal Position Title

Department
Engineering/Math/Phy Sci Div

Position Type
Part-Time Faculty

Job Family
Adjunct Faculty

Job Summary

The College of Lake County is looking for Adjunct Faculty, Astronomy. They will be teaching one or more Astronomy courses for the Earth Science Department.

The instructor is responsible for creating and distributing a course syllabus, teaching all scheduled classes and responding to and evaluating students.

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

Master’s Degree in Astronomy or Astrophysics OR Master’s Degree in an Earth Science* field or Physics and a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Astronomy or Astrophysics.

NOTE : *Earth Science fields include Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Astronomy.

Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, 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.

Desired Qualifications

Previous teaching experience.

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Posting Date
11/30/2022

Closing Date
02/05/2023

Expected Start Date

Special Instructions Summary

This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates. As teaching needs arise, applications will be reviewed for possible interviews. The number of adjunct faculty hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Adjunct faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs.

The Faculty Success Framework illustrates the fundamental elements of a faculty member’s career at CLC . Its purpose is to support a culture of continual faculty development and to provide full but flexible paths for faculty to both consistently contribute to student success efforts and cultivate professional fulfillment. Our Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning Excellence ( CLC CARES ) outline the qualities we expect CLC faculty will exemplify in their professional and pedagogical engagement with students.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Your application can remain under consideration for the academic year. You may check your status at any time by logging into jobs@clcillinois.edu with your username and password. Thanks for being patient with the adjunct faculty hiring process.

Pay Rate
Per Adjunct Contract

Full-Time/Part-Time
Part-Time

Location
Grayslake

Total Hours per week
Per class schedule.

Work Schedule

Per 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.

Software Testing Required
None

Interview Process Requirements
None

Summary of Essential Functions

Provide instruction for Astronomy courses, prepare and grade assessments, complete required college, departmental, and divisional forms.

Be able to convey a passion for Astronomy to the students.

The instructor is responsible for creating and distributing a course syllabus, teaching all scheduled classes and responding to and evaluating students.

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 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 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.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED : None
Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s Degree or higher in Astronomy or Astrophysics OR a Master’s Degree or higher in an Earth Science field or Physics and a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Astronomy or Astrophysics? NOTE: Earth Science fields include Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Astronomy.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you bilingual and proficient in Spanish and English?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcript 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript 3


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