Position TitleAdjunct Faculty, Legal Studies - Probate Law
Internal Position TitleAdjunct Faculty, Legal Studies - Probate Law
DepartmentBusiness & Social Sciences Div
Position TypePart-Time Faculty
Job FamilyAdjunct Faculty
This position will be involved in the instruction of first and second year college level courses in legal studies (particularly probate law) to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and Saturday classes at our main campus, extension sites and online learning platforms. The Adjunct Faculty member will develop, prepare, and revise instructional materials in legal studies for courses they teach. The adjunct faculty member may participate in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development as well as in department, division, and general faculty meetings. They also may serve on division and college committees or participate in other forms of college service.
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.
The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.
JD with experience as a paralegal or supervising paralegals;
Master’s degree in Legal Studies or a related area AND 2 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 4 years) as a paralegal OR an attorney supervising paralegals;
Bachelor’s degree in paralegal or legal studies with at least 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter;
Bachelor’s degree with ABA approved paralegal certificate and 5 years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time experience over 10 years) as a paralegal in the field relating to course subject matter
Proven ability to work effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds and professional responsibilities. Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision-making capabilities. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and other technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. 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.
Experience in probate law.
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Expected Start Date08/23/2021
Pay RatePer adjunct contract.
Total Hours per weekBased on class schedule
Based on class schedule.
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
Software Testing RequiredNone
Interview Process RequirementsNone
Summary of Essential Functions
1) Prepares and maintains current curriculum, course outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Revises and updates course content as needed.
2) Provides the Division and the students a syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by College, Division, or departmental policy.
3) Teaches assigned courses in subject field each academic semester. Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.
4) Provides instructional support to the students. Refers students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College. Provides availability for student consultation and assistance via phone, email, and/or in person.
5) Observes and evaluates student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, or examinations. Provides feedback in a timely manner on student progress.
6) Maintains office/discipline/grade/division records as required by the College. Submit all grades (mid/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines. Provide the Registrar appropriate grade and attendance records.
7) Follows the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns, and problems.
8) Assists in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing instruments as provided. Administers other instruments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department. Provides all results to department faculty or divisional administrators as requested.
9) Encourages students to submit course evaluations, reviews course evaluations when available and uses feedback to improve course delivery.
10) Participates, when appropriate, in the governance structure, college, division, and department committees.
11) Maintains a high level of professional ethics.
12) Maintains current in compliance training, including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clergy Act Campus Security Authority.
13) Utilizes appropriate technology to deliver instructional materials, maintain grades, and provide timely communications with students, etc.
14) Maintains current knowledge of subject matter via professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.
15) Demonstrates solid commitment to our Q-DIALS Program and participates with CLC goals and initiatives. Demonstrates the Service Excellence communication method towards customers and ensuring student success is at the forefront of all we do, while building the College’s reputation as a premier educational institution.
16) Follows all institution and regulatory policies, procedures, and standards. Utilize self-appraisal to determine progress in meeting performance management system objectives and career goals.
17) Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.
1) Supervision exercised over students in the classroom.
1) Interacts with all levels of faculty, staff, and students.
1) Interacts with contractors, community, and external customers.
Ability to interact with public (internal/external) continuously. Ability to sit, walk, and stand frequently. Ability to bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, lift 0-50 lbs., lift 50+ lbs., carry 0-50 lbs., carry 50+ lbs., and push 0-300 lbs. occasionally.