Earth Science Faculty (position Code Pteas-17) Wanted In Des Plaines

Published 2017-12-25
Expires 2019-06-22
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Earth Science Faculty (position Code Pteas-17) Wanted In Des Plaines
United-states, Illinois, Des Plaines,
Published December 25, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Part time
Occupation: Earth science faculty (position code pteas-17)

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Company Description:

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in
teaching and learning, seeks Earth Science faculty to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom
facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

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.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

This is a pool search: We are looking for qualified Earth Science faculty, Starting with the Fall 2017. Courses are taught online.

Job Description:

Oakton is looking for qualified Earth Science faculty.

  • EAS 100, Introduction to
    Earth Science - Course introduces geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
  • EAS 105, Introduction to Weather and Climate -
    Course introduces weather and climate. Topics include atmospheric processes, elements of weather, and a survey of world climates.

  • EAS 125, A Survey of Oceanography - Course introduces oceanography. Content includes physical and chemical properties of sea water,
    ocean circulation, waves, tides, coastal environments, and marine life.
  • EAS 205, Environmental Geology, - Course studies
    human-environment interaction. Content includes problems associated with geologic hazards, availability and management of natural resources,
    and the proper use of geology in any land use program.
  • GIS Technology I, Course in geographic information systems (GIS) mapping
    technology uses ESRI ArcGIS software and explores geospatial modeling techniques for analyzing spatial data, patterns, and databases to
    build relevant maps in various disciplines.

Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most
courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers
for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE
represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of
experience obtained elsewhere. For the 2016-17 academic year rates are $1088/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1162LHE for faculty
with doctorates.

Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+
credit hours are taught in each semester.


Applicants must be strong communicators and effective
classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Oakton especially values candidates committed to working
in a culturally competent environment. 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.

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 seeks enthusiastic faculty who are committed to
innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects faculty to
be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and engage in
institutional and departmental service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Construct a course syllabus for
    each course assigned, consistent with the generic course syllabus, stipulating course objectives, content and grading criteria.

  • Prepare course presentations and instructional materials using active learning methods and a variety of instructional strategies,
    deliver instruction to students with those presentations and materials at each class session delivered in person on campus or online.

  • Meet with courses and laboratories at scheduled times.
  • Instruct, advise, consult with and evaluate the performance of enrolled
  • Maintain clear records on student performance involved with the evaluation and grading of student performance.

  • Participate in department meetings and comply with department decisions regarding instructional matters.
  • Participate in
    department and institutional assessments of student learning and in department and institutional surveys.
  • Comply with institutional
  • Attend and participate in divisional meetings, committee, task force, and other institutional organization meetings, as
  • Schedule office hours with at least one office hour held weekly for every three credit hours taught.
  • Engage in
    professional development activities to maintain professional skills and currency in the profession and improve the quality of student

A Master's degree in Earth Science, Geology, Geography, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or Oceanography, with at
least 18 graduate semester hours successfully completed related to the course assignment is required.

Prior college teaching
experience, and an earned doctorate in Earth Science, Geology, Geography, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or Oceanography are

Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department
chairs. Contact Jennifer Cumpston at 847.376.7435 or cumpston rel="noopener" href="http://[email protected]" target="_blank"> for more information.

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior
part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and
pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at target="_blank">[email protected] if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Since this
is a pool search positions may be available for, days, nights, and / or weekends and my be available at both campuses.

Oakton is
accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application
file include a completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original,
signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter
and resume/cv on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position code (PTEAS-17) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may
either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to target="_blank">[email protected]

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official
transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to target="_blank">[email protected]

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment.

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search
PTEAS-17, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">60016.

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