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Current Open Positions at Oakton Community College


Oakton Community College Announces Two Tenure Track Faculty Openings Beginning in January 2016

Deadline: February 3, 2015


Des Plaines, IL - Oakton Community College announces two tenure track faculty openings beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year in January 2016. The faculty positions are as Early Childhood Education and Physical Therapist Assistant faculty. Located in the near north suburban Chicago communities of Des Plaines and Skokie, Oakton Community College is a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Faculty employed by Oakton are culturally competent, 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 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. Enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college level teaching and learning are sought to fill these positions, as are faculty who have an interest in non-traditional delivery of instruction. Oakton expects professional competence, strong leadership qualities, professional development participation, and institutional and departmental service from faculty. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

The Early Childhood Education faculty hire may be asked to serve as the chair of the department. Prior experience with children in professional settings including early childhood programs, kindergarten classrooms, early intervention settings, infant/toddler settings, and home child care programs is required, as is prior supervisory experience in a community or academic early childhood education setting. Prior experience building professional early childhood community connections is also required.

Faculty hired to teach Physical Therapist Assistant will be licensed as either a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant and have a minimum of 3 years of post-licensure clinical work experience as either a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. Two years of clinical, classroom, in service, or continuing education teaching experience and prior experience working with and supervising physical therapist assistants are also required. The individual hired may be asked to take a leadership role within the department.

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 February 3, 2015.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
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