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Career Opportunities at Oakton Community College


Oakton Community College Announces Nine Tenure Track Faculty Openings

Des Plaines, IL - Oakton Community College announces ninetenure track faculty openings beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.The faculty positions are in Anthropology and Humanities, Biology (3 openings), Early Childhood Education, English (3 openings), and Mathematics and Computer Science. All positions start in August 2014. Located in the near north suburban Chicago communities of Skokie and Des Plaines, 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.

  • Anthropology and Humanities - will primarily teach Cultural Anthropology, Women’s and Gender Study courses, and a wide range of courses in Humanities and Anthropology.
  • Biology - 2 positions that will primarily teach cadaver-based Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Biology - one position that will primarily teach Microbiology.
  • Early Childhood Education - will be expected to teach a wide variety of the discipline’s curricular offerings. The hire may assist with department chair duties such as scheduling courses, monitoring curriculum, assisting with marketing, student outcomes assessment, practicum management, and job placement among other tasks.
  • English - 2 positions are sought with the demonstrated excellence and the qualifications to teach Composition.
  • English - one position is sought with the demonstrated excellence and the qualifications to teach Developmental Reading and Writing.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science - will be expected to teach a wide range of the curricular offerings in both disciplines. In addition, the faculty hired will serve as the coordinator of the Computer Science program.

Candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton. Cultural competency is defined as a composite awareness, emotional maturity, and insights and skills including, a self-insight and the ability to suspend judgment and take responsibility for one's self, self-control of emotions and demonstration 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, and sexual orientation; and adaptability and flexibility in understanding and addressing problems and opportunities in situations where different cultural perspectives and points of view are in play.

Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators in a student-centered environment; committed to college-level teaching and innovation in learning, current and skilled in use of technologies; and active in promoting critical thinking. Oakton expects professional competence, strong leadership qualities, professional development participation, and institutional and departmental service from faculty. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

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 15, 2013 for the Mathematics and Computer Science opening and November 29, 2013 for all other openings.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
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