Yesterday I received an e-mail from a part-time faculty member asking about the full-time hiring process. I have participated in several hiring committees over the years and we establish a rigorous criteria for candidate selection at College of DuPage. We review education, work experience, community contributions and more. A minimum of a masters degree is required to teach at the community college level. In addition, a transcript audit is performed to reference the number of hours in a certain concentration of study. After screening the first round of applicants, we have several meetings before scheduling face-to-face or Skype interviews. The interviews usually involve teaching a live class while committee members and administrators observe and submitting a portfolio of how the candidate evaluates students’ assignments.
Our Human Resources Department explains the application process on our College of DuPage website:
How to Apply
- Search for a job. (To see all jobs simple select “Search”)
- Click the ‘Apply to Job’ button.
- ‘Login’ or ‘Create an Account’.
- Fill out your application.
- Submit your application.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff.
College of DuPage provides an excellent workplace for its employees:
- Team-based organization in a collaborative environment.
- Widely diverse workforce of more than 3,000 employees.
- Flexible, creative work environment with vast employee growth and development.
- Competitive salaries with generous benefit options.
- Cutting-edge, high-tech environment.
The last bullet point, “cutting-edge, high-tech environment” is relevant as technological prowess is expected and required in applying for faculty positions today. Our hiring committee reviews experience incorporating technology into the classroom, websites, e-portfolios or other technology related credentials a future faculty member could contribute to our division and subdivision.