Oakton Community College Announces Seventeen Tenure Track Faculty Openings
Excellent Teaching Opportunities For HBCU Connect Alumni and Graduates!
Oakton Community College announces seventeen tenure track faculty openings beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. The faculty positions are in Art, Biology (2 openings), Chemistry, Earth Science, English (3 openings), Fire Science, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Psychology, and Speech and Theater (2 openings). All positions start in August 2012. Located in the near north suburban Chicago communities of Skokie and Des Plaines, Oakton employs individuals who respect, are eager to learn about, and have a willingness to accept the many ways of the world.
Oakton Community College is a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Faculty employed by Oakton are current in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging their students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens.
Candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued. Cultural competence integrates and transforms knowledge about people into specific standards, policies, practices, and attitudes used in appropriate cultural settings. Applications are encouraged from candidates demonstrating a commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators in a student-centered environment; current and skilled in use of technologies; active in promoting critical thinking; and prepare students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton seeks enthusiastic faculty committed to college-level teaching and learning innovation; interested in non-traditional instructional delivery. The College expects professional competence, strong leadership qualities, professional development participation, and institutional and departmental service from faculty. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
2-D will be the primary teaching responsibility for the Art position; up to 50% of the teaching responsibility may be in 3-D.
We seek to fill two Biology faculty openings. One position will primarily teach General Biology I and II. The other position includes teaching Environmental Science and General Biology courses.
The preferred Chemistry candidate should specialize in Organic Chemistry and have significant experience with modern instrumentation used in organic chemistry. Primary teaching responsibilities will be Organic Chemistry I and II, and Elementary Organic Chemistry, with periodic opportunities to teach other departmental offerings.
The Earth Science faculty’s teaching responsibilities include introduction to earth science, physical geology, physical geography and historical geology.
Three generalists in the teaching of English are sought who can teach a range of college English courses with the additional qualifications to teach Composition, Developmental English, or Business and Technical Communications.
Fire Science department interests include maintaining relationships with regional partners and expansion into Emergency Management and Homeland Security curricula. This position will be based out of our campus in Skokie and will serve as chair of a small department.
U.S. History will be the primary teaching responsibility for the History position. A background in Native Americans, Chicago, urbanization, African American, or U.S. culture/popular culture would be an asset.
The ability to teach interdisciplinary humanities, a broad range of courses offered by the department, and incorporate anti-racist and global perspectives into teaching are preferred from Humanities applicants.
The College seeks Mathematics faculty who desire and are able to teach the range of Mathematics courses from Arithmetic to Differential Equations and Linear Algebra.
Nursing faculty with prior college teaching experience in Medical Surgical, Newborn and/or Psychiatric nursing are preferred. This position will be based out of our campus in Des Plaines.
Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are sought to teach a broad range of courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant department. This position will be based out of our campus in Des Plaines.
Psychologists with CADC certification are preferred to fill the Psychology faculty opening. Experience as a program coordinator and knowledge of IAODAPCA regulations is a plus for psychologist applicants.
The two Speech and Theater faculty hired will primarily teach introductory speech. Responsibilities may include additional communication and theater courses. The individuals hired join a small, highly collaborative faculty presenting six annual productions in a state-of-the-art, two theater performing arts center.
Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the Oakton Community College website at www.oakton.edu to learn more about the College, the open positions, and to access an online application. Full consideration will be given to applications, transcripts and letters of recommendation received by November 11, 2011.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.