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Adjunct Faculty Credit - Cybersecurity

Harper College
Palatine, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 2, 2023

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Starting Pay Rate: Per Adjunct Faculty Pay Scale

Schedule Information: Days/evenings/weekends depending upon course schedule

***This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates for the above subjects. As teaching needs arise, these applications will be reviewed for possible interviews***

The number of adjunct instructors hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Your application can remain "Under Review by Committee" for 18 months. You may check your status at any time by logging into with your username and password.

Job Description:
  • Teach in-person and/or online classes as needed in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
  • Lead/participate in online (asynchronous) and classroom discussions with students
  • Ability to learn to manage class in multiple learning modalities.
  • Instruct and supervise a diverse population of students in the classroom.
  • Possess a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
  • Maintain current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Grading and providing detailed feedback on all assignments (critical thinking assignments and discussion board) within a timely manner. This includes in-depth feedback specific to critical thinking and writing.
  • Actively respond to student emails and requests within 24 hours.
  • Engage with students through in-person and/or electronic communications.
  • Employs a positive and professional tone in all communications with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Be a scholar in the area of Cyber Security.
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in course content area
Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3 years of Cyber Security experience
  • Evidence of competence in the area of instruction
  • Maintain expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Applicable Benefits: We offer a competitive, semester by semester adjunct pay, with Harper tuition waivers, sick/personal business leave, and a comprehensive Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Program.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


The Career and Technical Programs provide programs of study that involve a multiyear sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.


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