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English Faculty (PT EGL-24) Introduction to Journalism

Employer
Oakton College
Location
Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2023

Job Details

About Oakton College :

Oakton College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks part-time faculty to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body & community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Oakton is looking for qualified adjunct faculty


Job Description:
  • Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus, that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria,
  • Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials, for lecture, and laboratory and clinical functions (as appropriate),
  • Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses and laboratories (if appropriate) at scheduled times,
  • Consultation with and evaluation of students,
  • Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors, such as attendance involved with the grading of students,
  • Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, grading standards, and adhering to provisions of the OCCAFA contract, and Compliance with institutional procedures.
Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates for the 2023-24 academic year are $1182/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1253/LHE for faculty with doctorates

Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ LHEs are taught in each semester.

Requirements:

Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Oakton especially values candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of services.

Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in institutional and departmental service.


Requirements:

Master's degree in Journalism or a related field, such as Communications or English, with 18 graduate semester hours in Journalism.

Preferred:

College teaching experience

Familiarity with online/electronic publication media

Qualifications unique to this position

Teaching Online

Advising a student news publication at the college level


Additional Information:

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at mrobitai@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application. Oakton is accessible by public transportation.


Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include a completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position code (PTEGL-24) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to facultysearch@oakton.edu.

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to facultysearch@oakton.edu.

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment.

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTEGL-24, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.

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For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies.  Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

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