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Adjunct Faculty - General Biology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Must have all documentation, including official transcipts, and a criminal background check before officially hiring. Unofficial transcript(s) MUST be attached to your online application. 2 reference letters must be attached to your online application or copies e-mailed (sroberts@jjc.edu) or mailed (Natural Sciences Dept., Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431). OFFICIAL transcripts REQUIRED prior to hiring. Bring OFFICIAL transcripts at time of interview. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FURTHER REVIEW IF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AE NOT ATTACHED.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F/A140016
Position Title Adjunct Faculty - General Biology
Department Natural Science/Physical Education
Division Academic Affairs
Classification Adjunct
Union/Non Union Union
Full Time / Part Time? Part Time
Temporary? No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 06/01/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Must have all documentation, including official transcipts, and a criminal background check before officially hiring.

Unofficial transcript(s) MUST be attached to your online application. 2 reference letters must be attached to your online application or copies e-mailed (sroberts@jjc.edu) or mailed (Natural Sciences Dept., Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431). OFFICIAL transcripts REQUIRED prior to hiring. Bring OFFICIAL transcripts at time of interview.

YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FURTHER REVIEW IF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AE NOT ATTACHED.

Advertising Summary
Link to Human Resources website

www.jjc.edu

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: ADJUNCT FACULTY
GENERAL BIOLOGY
STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Natural Science/Physical
Education
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
UNION: Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Faculty
MINIMUM PAY RATE:Refer to current adjunct faculty contract

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

POSITION SUMMARY
An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Teach classes in appropriate instructional area.
2. Participate in annual student and chair/coordinator evaluations.
3. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.
4. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.
5. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.
6. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times.
7. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. Master’s Degree in Biology, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate level credit hours within the area of Biology.
2. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.
3. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Teaching experience at the collegiate level.
2. Experience at the community college level.
3. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.
4. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.
5. Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
1. Standard classroom equipment and software.

WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Classroom teaching environment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply on-line at http://employment.jjc.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action College Supporting Diversity

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Biology, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate level credit hours within the area of Biology?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. List of References
  4. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Certification or License