About Oakton Community College:Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Nursing faculty to join our College.
Founded in 1969, Oakton is a comprehensive two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois. Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program. The College is undertaking a new five year, $68.5 million Master Plan which includes the construction of a new Science and Health Careers building on the Des Plaines campus.
Oakton is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The College is recognized by the Illinois Community College Board and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as numerous professional organizations.
Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members' true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.
Job Description:Oakton Community College seeks to fill one full time, tenure track Nursing faculty position beginning with the Spring 2014 semester. The position would begin in January 2014, with the commencement of the Spring 2014 semester on January 13, 2014.
Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.
Candidates committed to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton. 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 is seeking enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. The College expects full time faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and to engage in institutional and departmental service. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.
Essential Functions of the Position:
Requirements:Qualifications: A MSN degree, RN license, and a minimum of two years of full time nursing experience are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior college teaching experience, 2 years of clinical experience in Obstetrics Nursing, and development and delivery of courses using learning management software such as D2L or Blackboard are preferred. Flexibility to teach in medical-surgical and other areas of nursing is a plus. Other preferred qualifications include:
Cultural Competency is defined as a composite awareness, emotional maturity, and insights and skills, including, but not limited to:
Additional Information: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.
The full time faculty member's workload during the nine month academic year is 30 lecture hour equivalents (LHE's). The average teaching load is 15 LHE's in the Fall and Spring semesters.
The academic calendar consists of 169 working days; instructional days total 153 of the working days within the academic calendar. Four days are used for instruction, final student evaluations, or course culminating activities. Two days are designated for grading, and one day is associated with commencement. The remaining nine days are designated for staff development, course preparation, student orientation, advising, registration, and/or college or departmental activities.
The faculty member is expected to have a minimum of 10 regular office hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The College expects full time faculty to participate in professional development activities and to engage in institutional and departmental service.
Compensation The hiring range for full time faculty is based on a 9 month, no overload contract. Faculty receive additional pay for teaching overloads and summer assignments. The minimum salary in the hiring range is $47,305 and the maximum is $63,463.
Full-Time Faculty Benefits
The full consideration deadline is October 11, 2013.
On campus screening interviews will be conducted by the search committee with selected applicants, and are anticipated to be held during the period October 21-25, 2013. A teaching demonstration is part of the interview. Finalists will participate in a second round of on campus interviews with the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Finalist interviews are expected to be conducted during the period November 4-8, 2013.
Appointment to a faculty position is contingent upon approval by the College's Board of Trustees. It is anticipated that this appointment will be taken to the Board of Trustees for approval at the November 19, 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.
The faculty member appointed to the position begins employment on January 13, 2014.
Interviewees will be reimbursed for expenses associated with travel in excess of 50 miles to the interviews.
Application Instructions:To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete the online application (accessible once the "Apply Now" button is clicked. You will be prompted to create an account for this purpose once the “Apply Now” button is clicked.), and submit electronic copies of a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) references with contact information, two letters of recommendation and transcripts via uploading to the Oakton employment website. Please indicate the position code (NUR-14) on the cover letter. Uploaded documents need to be under 2 MB in size and in either .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. A total of 8 separate documents may be uploaded to an applicant questionnaire file that has been successfully submitted to the College.
TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Official transcripts for all degrees earned are required prior to appointment.
Recommendation letters may either be original documents with signature or e-mailed from the reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts or a placement/credential file should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Official transcripts or placement/credential files sent by postal mail should be sent to:
Oakton Community College Faculty Search NUR-14 c/o Human Resources 1600 East Golf Road Des Plaines, IL 60016
Please contact Craig Ahrndt, Assistant to the AVP for Human Resources at 847.635.1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any difficulties with electronic submission of these documents.
The full consideration deadline is October 11, 2013. Required transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume/cv, cover letter, and list of references with contact information are also to be submitted by October 11, 2013. The posting will be removed from the Oakton website at 11:59 pm eastern US time zone on October 13, 2013. Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity employer.
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