Oakton Community College, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Anthropology and Sociology faculty
|Institution Type:||Two-Year College|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor|
About Oakton Community College:
Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Anthropology and Sociology faculty to join our College.
Founded in 1969, Oakton is a comprehensive two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois. Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program. The College is undertaking a new five year, $68.5 million Master Plan which includes the construction of a new Science and Health Careers building on the Des Plaines campus.
Oakton is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as numerous professional organizations.
Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members' true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.
Oakton Community College seeks to fill one one year, temporary faculty opening for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to Sociology, and Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. Must be available to teach on the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses and online, also available in the evening and/or on the weekends.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.
Candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton. 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 provided.
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 is seeking enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects full time faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and to engage in institutional and departmental service. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
Essential Functions of the Position:
- 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.
- Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses 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, and grading standards; also adhering to provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
- Participation and compliance with departmental decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards.
- Participation in department and/or institutional assessments of student learning.
- Participation in department and/or institutional surveys.
- Participation on appropriate standing and/or ad hoc committees within the Behavioral and Social Science department and Division of Social Sciences and Business.
- Participation in college wide activities, such as a college wide committee or task force, faculty governance, accreditation studies, student activities/clubs/organizations, planning and/or implementation of college wide professional development activities, college related external professional meetings and activities, planning and/or implementation of college related social or fund raising functions, and other college related community activities mutually agreed upon by the Dean and the faculty member.
- Compliance with institutional procedures.
A Master’s degree in Anthropology, as well as 18 graduate semester hours successfully completed and/or instruction, professional activity or demonstrated scholarship in Sociology, and prior college teaching experience in either Anthropology or Sociology, are required.
A Master’s degree in Sociology, as well as 18 graduate semester hours successfully completed and/or instruction, professional activity or demonstrated scholarship in Anthropology, and prior college teaching experience in either Anthropology or Sociology, are required.
A doctorate in Anthropology or Sociology is preferred. Prior demonstrations of culturally competent interactions are preferred. Other preferred qualifications include:
- Participation in departmental and institutional service.
- Development and delivery of courses using learning management software (such as D2L or Blackboard).
- Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse student population.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce.
- Understanding of and commitment to diversity and cultural competence.
Cultural Competency is defined as a composite awareness, emotional maturity, and insights and skills, including, but not limited to:
- Self-insight, ability to suspend judgment and take responsibility for one's self.
- Self control of emotions and demonstrations of empathy.
- Experience with and success in valuing and working with people of different gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or other attributes.
- Adaptability and flexibility in understanding and addressing problems and opportunities in situations where different cultural perspectives and points of view are in play.
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.
The full time faculty member's workload during the nine month academic year is 30 lecture hour equivalents (LHEs). The average teaching load is 15 LHEs in the Fall and Spring semesters.
The academic calendar consists of 169 working days; instructional days total 153 of the working days within the academic calendar. Four days are used for instruction, final student evaluations, or course culminating activities. Two days are designated for grading, and one day is associated with commencement. The remaining nine days are designated for staff development, course preparation, student orientation, advising, registration, and/or college or departmental activities.
The faculty member is expected to have a minimum of 10 regular office hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The College expects full time faculty to participate in professional development activities and to engage in institutional and departmental service.
The hiring range for full time faculty is based on a 9 month, no overload contract. Additional pay is received for teaching overloads. The minimum salary in the hiring range is $47,305 and the maximum is $63,463.
The full consideration deadline is May 23, 2014.
The faculty member appointed to the position begins employment on August 18, 2014.
Interviewees will be reimbursed for expenses associated with travel in excess of 50 miles to the interviews.
To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete the online application found at http://oakton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=48738. The Application Instructions section of the posting describes the documents required for an applicant file, deadlines for submitting the documents, the manner in which the documents are to be submitted, and the parameters surrounding the uploading of electronic documents to the online application.
Please contact Craig Ahrndt, Assistant to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 847.635.1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any difficulties with electronic submission of these documents.
The full consideration deadline is May 23, 2013. Required transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume/cv, cover letter, and list of references with contact information are also to be submitted by May 23, 2014. The posting will be removed from the Oakton website at 11:59 pm eastern US time zone on May 24, 2014. Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
Craig Ahrndt, Assistant to the Executive Director of Human Resources.
847.635.1676 or email@example.com