About Oakton College :
Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated
to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Biology faculty to
join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and
effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a
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 and 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,
This is a pool search: We are looking for qualified Biology
faculty. Courses are taught at the Des Plaines and Skokie
BIO 251: Microbiology
Laboratory course introduces biology of microorganisms including
bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses. Content includes metabolism,
genetics, identification, control, physiology, relationship to
health and disease, and host defense. Intended primarily for
student in health fields.
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 2022-23 academic year are $1173/LHE for faculty
without doctorates and $1243/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+
credit hours are taught in each semester.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom
facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered
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
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
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Construct a course syllabus for each course assigned,
consistent with the generic course syllabus, stipulating course
objectives, content and grading criteria.
- Prepare course presentations and instructional materials using
active learning methods and a variety of instructional strategies,
deliver instruction to students with those presentations and
materials at each class session delivered in person on campus or
- Meet with courses and laboratories at scheduled times.
- Instruct, advise, consult with and evaluate the performance of
- Maintain clear records on student performance involved with the
evaluation and grading of student performance.
- Participate in department meetings and comply with department
decisions regarding instructional matters.
- Participate in department and institutional assessments of
student learning and in department and institutional surveys.
- Comply with institutional procedures.
- Attend and participate in divisional meetings, committee, task
force, and other institutional organization meetings, as
- Schedule office hours with at least one office hour held weekly
for every three credit hours taught.
- Engage in professional development activities to maintain
professional skills and currency in the profession and improve the
quality of student learning.
Master's degree in biology, one of the biological sciences, or
biology education with at least 18 graduate hours in biology.
Master's degree or higher degree in related field of study with at
least 18 graduate hours in biology.
- Microbiology lab experience (experience with gram staining,
culturing bacteria, biochemical tests for bacteria)
- Doctoral degree in Biology, one of the Biological sciences, or
Biology education with at least 18 graduate hours in Biology
- Two years of college teaching experience
- Doctoral degree in biology or related field, Advanced medical
degree (M.D., D.O., O.D., ETC.)
This is for a pool position, for Spring and Fall 2022.
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 Community College.
All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a
course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete
Please contact Matthew Robitaille at email@example.com if you
have any questions or experience problems in submitting your
Since this is a pool search positions may be available for, days,
nights, and / or weekends and may be available at both
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a
Vaccination /Testing Mandate and Mask Requirement.
Oakton Community College does not currently have a work form home
policy and employees, are required to report to campus.
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
Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter
and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position
code (PTBIO-22) on the cover letter.
Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original
signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to
Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf
copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the
Registrar's Office to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to
Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or
college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty
Search PTBIO-22, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton
Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified
individuals. Oakton Community 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