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Instructor, Academic Success
Position TitleInstructor, Academic Success
Internal Position TitleInstructor, Academic Success
Position TypeFull-Time Faculty
College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. The college is implementing transformative change through an ambitious and aspirational body of work outlined in its 2024 Strategic Plan to become an organization where every student succeeds and every employee thrives, while supporting every business to achieve and every community to grow. As the community’s open access higher education organization, CLC aims to be the leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions. http://dept.clcillinois.edu/res/CLCWebsite/Reports/Strategic_Plan.pdf
Student success is a key element in the college’s mission and vision for the first year experience. Instructors play a vital role in helping students achieve academic success and engagement through the student success course. The course will support students in fostering resiliency and courage, embracing personal responsibility, making connections within the CLC community, learning about campus resources, developing strategies for stress management and problem-solving, acquiring skills (note-taking, test-taking, time management, etc.) to succeed in coursework, and becoming culturally competent. The course will be based on culturally relevant educational practices and the content, assignments, and activities will encourage students to reflect on their own culture and the cultural experiences of their classmates.
The faculty member will develop, prepare, and revise instructional materials as well as participate in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development. The instructor will participate in department, division, and general faculty meetings, serve on division and college committees, and participate in other forms of college service. Instructors are required to maintain an active program of professional development related to institutional objectives.
The Faculty Success Framework illustrates the fundamental elements of a faculty member’s career at CLC. Its purpose is to support a culture of continual faculty development and to provide full but flexible paths for faculty to both consistently contribute to student success efforts and cultivate professional fulfillment. Our Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CLC CARES) outline the qualities we expect CLC faculty will exemplify in their professional and pedagogical engagement with students.
College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that represents our student body. Our search process is designed to promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the basis of a successful search at CLC.
- Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Education, College Student Personnel, or related field.
- A minimum of three years teaching experience at the college or university level.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations using culturally relevant diverse teaching methods.
- Proven commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Demonstrated participation in the life and work of a college academic department.
- Ability to work effectively and constructively with individuals and teams from diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision-making capabilities. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and multi-task.
- Ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of students, staff and external customers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.
- Solid analytical skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills.
- Competency in technologies commonly used in college-level instruction. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, learning management system, and other technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.
- Doctorate degree Psychology, Counseling, Education, College Student Personnel, or related field.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
- Successful teaching experience at a community college.
- Experience teaching a student success course.
Special Instructions Summary
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation.
This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience. The minimum 2022–2023 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range has not been determined. Optional contract for the summer session offers potential for significantly greater earnings.
The minimum 2021 – 2022 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range was $60,913 with a master’s degree to $77,349 with a doctorate in the subject field.
Faculty may be assigned to any of the three CLC campuses; Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake. New faculty hires are required to attend orientation the week prior to the start date of August 14, 2023.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
Pay RatePer faculty contract.
Total Hours per weekFifteen (15) load hours and ten (10) office hours.
Software Testing RequiredNone
Interview Process RequirementsPresentation
Summary of Essential Functions
- Select, prepare, and maintain current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Revise and update course content as needed.
- Provide instructional support to students by meeting with them outside of class if requested; be available for student consultation through phone, online/electronic communication, or appropriately established office hours; refer students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College.
- Provide students and the Division an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by the College, Division, or Department.
- Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and/or examinations; provide feedback regularly and in a timely manner on student progress.
- Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
- Maintain office, discipline, grade, and division records as required by the College.
- Use the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns, and problems.
- Ensure ADA compliance within classes assigned.
- Assist in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement; use departmental assessment instruments as provided. Administer other assessments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department or college. Provide all results as requested.
- Conduct all classes in accordance with an established and current course syllabus and approved textbook (and/or related instructional material). Meet all classes for the scheduled time. If unable to meet an assigned class, report absence to supervisor and division staff according to department procedures.
- Submit all grades (mid-term/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines; provide the Registrar appropriate grade records.
- Encourage students to submit course evaluations; review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
- Participates, when appropriate, in meetings of governance groups, College, division, and department committees. Attends faculty meetings, department meetings, and all other meetings called by authorized personnel. Attends Development Week activities and Commencement.
- Maintains current knowledge of subject matter via professional development such as professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.
- Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
- Remain current in compliance training including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
College: Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Department/Divisional: Knowledge of Instructional policies, procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in various situations; ability to solve issues and work with diverse population, work with large crowds; ability to read and interpret instructional documents.
DECISION-MAKING and ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to interpret policy and establish methods and procedures for ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to someone else.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Well-developed public speaking and presentation skills to effectively present materials to individual students or groups; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and written to work with a diverse workforce and student population to prioritize and delegate projects, exchange ideas, information and opinions effectively with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions or solutions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, reach; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None
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