Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.
Weeks per fiscal year
Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)
Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Position Description and Duties
The Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college's focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.
This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned at least an Associate’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, forensic or a related field no later than June 30, 2021 as well as at least three years of law enforcement experience. Forensic experience is highly preferred.
The Law Enforcement and Justice Department at Harper College is seeking applicants with the potential to teach forensics in the Law Enforcement programs
Faculty Fellows will have a teaching load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) but will also engage in intensive training/professional development for a full 35-40 hours.
Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.
Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.
Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.
Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction.
Associate’s Degree with a major in Law Enforcement, Forensic Science, Criminology or related field is required. Forensic experience is preferred. Candidates must haveexperience in law enforcement.
A minimum of three years of law enforcement experience required. Preferred specialty experience in Forensics. No teaching experience required. Preferred criminology and forensic experience should include understanding of laws, crime scenes, collection, processing and reporting of evidence
Application Review Date
Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: April 15, 2021
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
A one-page single-spaced Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship. What makes you uniquely qualified for this position? What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check. * Employment sponsorship is not available.
Internal Number: 493951
About Harper College
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.