Diverse Faculty Fellow Program

These positions typically post in late November for employment the following August.

The Diverse Faculty Fellow Program at Harper is a paid fellowship which provides a unique opportunity for individuals to gain valuable teaching experience at a community college. Applicants must earn their Master's or Doctorate degrees to be considered for the program. The fellowship program was designed specifically to assist the College and community college academia in general, by providing experiential opportunities for potential future faculty members. The Diverse Faculty Fellow Program is an important part of the College's focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and surrounding community.

Diverse Faculty Fellow Program

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The program offers those that are accepted an annual stipend, full benefits, and a professional development allotment of $1150. The Fellows will also receive mentoring and coaching and be given the chance to teach several classes over the course of the fellowship. Here is an exciting opportunity to gain both valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college as a viable career path.

Harper College is seeking interested and motivated individuals who demonstrate promise in terms of becoming an excellent community college faculty member. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Requirements include:

To see which departments have Diverse Faculty Fellows opportunities, visit Jobs at Harper.

For more specific information about the program prior to applying please contact:

Dr. Tamara Johnson
Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
847.925.6767 or via email at: harperdei@harpercollege.edu

 Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


a.  $42,000 with Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense 
b. The pay periods are bi-weekly.

Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester.  This is at least 35 hours per week.

Fellow can teach courses in one of the academic departments at Harper College. Applicants with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, from an ALA accredited institution are also eligible to be Fellows in the library.  In order to teach in that department, you would need the appropriate graduate level course work.  If you have multiple credentials, then indicate in the cover letter which courses you are interested in teaching.

Applications open in late November, and the link is available through the Human Resources job page and closes in late January.

Fellows are supported with multiple mentors in the discipline and in the college. Fellows will also take courses in instruction including (but not limited to) online instruction, universal design for learning, and the history of pedagogy.  These are provided by Harper College without cost.



Last Updated: 8/5/22