Day 107 Job Opportunities

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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
  1. Search for a job. (To see all jobs simple select “Search”)
  2. Click the ‘Apply to Job’ button.
  3. ‘Login’ or ‘Create an Account’.
  4. Fill out your application.
  5. 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.

Why COD?

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.

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