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Hindi faculty (Position Code PTHIN-19)

  • Oakton Community College
  • 06/06/19
  • Des Plaines, IL
  • 60016
  • 1110 LHE / Yearly
  • Part-Time
Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks Hindi faculty to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

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.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines

We are looking for a qualified Hindi faculty beginning with the Spring 2019 semester (Online Course)

Job Description:

HIN101 - Beginning Hindi I
Course develops basic language skills in Hindi within the socio-cultural context of India and South Asia. Content includes alphabets, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammatical rules, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and oral and written real life situational conversation. No prior study of the language is presumed. Recommended that experienced students discuss proper placement with instructor.

Part-time faculty are paid on a lecture hour equivalents (LHE) basis. For most courses, the LHE is the same as a credit hour. For others, the LHE represents additional work for teaching the class, such as grading papers for Composition classes or teaching a class with a laboratory section (computers, languages, and the sciences); in those cases, the LHE represents a figure higher than the credit hour. All part-time faculty start at the beginning pay rates, regardless of the level and type of experience obtained elsewhere. Those rates for the 2018-19 academic year are $1110/LHE for faculty without doctorates and $1188/LHE for faculty with doctorates.

Part-time faculty advance one step within the salary schedule with the successful completion of 2 fall & spring semesters where 3+ LHEs are taught in each semester.

Essential Functions of the Position:

Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria.
Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials for lecture, and laboratory and clinical functions (as appropriate).
Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses and laboratories (if appropriate) at scheduled times.
Consultation with and evaluation of students.
Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors such as attendance involved with the grading of students.
Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards; also adhering to provisions of the OCCFA contract.
Compliance with institutional procedures.


Master's degree in the target language or a related field and near-native fluency

For those teaching a second language, at least 18 graduate semester hours in the second language


College teaching experience

Qualifications for a second language

Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Marguerite Solari at 847.376.7012 or for more information.

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include a completed applicant questionnaire, cover letter, resume/c.v., official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their application, cover letter and resume/c.v. on the Oakton website. Please indicate the position code (PTHIN-19) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment.

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or college placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTHIN-19, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.


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