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Foundational Studies Lecturer - Mathematics

Position Deleted on 1/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Application Due:
Location: Harry S Truman College
Employee Type: Part Time Faculty
Department: Mathematics
Union Status: Non-Union
Hours: May require evening and/or weekend hours
Salary: Minimum $515 per contact hour
Closing Date: Monday, December 31, 2012

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

This position is responsible for developing and implementing foundation studies instructional plans for the purpose of improving students' proficiency in mathematics for special programs at CCC.

Pursuant to the discipline being taught, teaches students to utilize math skills, how to accurately compute and logically solve problems; or teaches critical thinking skills, reading comprehension techniques and different reading levels; or teaches students writing skills and techniques to increase vocabulary.

Prepares lesson plans and lesson materials for distribution and use in practical application. Tests and grades students' skills, keeps records of student assessments and distributes mid-term and final grades. Grades written assignments with focus on the mechanics of utilizing math skills or writing techniques. Registers new and returning students; advises students on courses and in selection of college credit courses. Ensures a sense of relationship between the discipline and written assignments. Tutors students with coursework; advises students on life skills.

Performs other duties as assigned.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Bachelor's in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Math Education or Bachelor's in related field such as Physics , Engineering, Chemistry, or MBA with at least 15 college-level math credits, with a grade of A or B. Fifteen graduate hours in math may be substituted if the candidate does not have a bachelor's in math, applied math, math education, physics, engineering, chemistry or MBA. Minimum 2 years of experience preferred teaching math at the post-secondary level or the equivalent combination of training and experience is required.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities needed for addressing concerns of students and the administration and resolving situations in a timely manner. Must be self-directed, innovative and committed to integrating new technologies in the learning process with the ability to inspire, motivate and empower students to succeed. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required with the ability to interact effectively with students. Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment with the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.

How to Apply

For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit the following documents together in MS Word or PDF format:

1. A letter of interest specifying which discipline you are applying for
2. A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae
3. A statement of your teaching philosophy
4. A legible copy of your college transcripts (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at a later day.)
5. Two letters of recommendation

Incomplete packages will not be considered. Once these documents are submitted, they become property of City Colleges of Chicago.

Forward your documents by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading, and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

HR Administrator

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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