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Adjunct Faculty, ELSA Literacy

Elmhurst University
Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 7, 2024
Job Summary

The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy is a four-year certificate program for students with disabilities. We are seeking an individual to teach 3 ELSA Literacy credit courses:

Fall Semester
  • ELS 020 Introduction to College Life (Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:40)
  • ELS 041 Differentiation of Literacy Skills (Tuesday/Thursday 9:50-11:35)

Spring Semester
  • ELS 043 Application of Literacy Skills (Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:40)
To be a successful ELSA Adjunct, candidates should be invested in collaboration, want to work in higher education, and be open to working with students with varying abilities.

Essential Functions
  • Plans, organizes, and delivers instruction.
  • Collaborates with Director and other adjunct faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop curriculum as needed for mastery of course content.
  • Provides students with assessment and clear feedback regarding academic performance.
  • Documents student progress and maintains accurate records such as attendance, grading, and achievement of student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in working and problem solving with staff regarding student/class needs.
  • Maintains office hours.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate and build rapport with students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Work Hours

Class offerings are primarily during the day (8:00 am – 4:00 pm). See Job Summary for specific information for the upcoming academic year.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates should electronically submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
Please provide 1 reference, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Cannata, Director of ELSA, at

Review of credentials will begin as soon as possible.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 17 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 15 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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