Jobs at Harper FAQs

Please review these before you contact us. Chances are you'll find the answer here.

Applications must be completed via the Online Employment site. To view open positions, and complete the required online application, go to jobs.harpercollege.edu. You may view open positions by job type, job category, department or campus by checking the appropriate boxes on the right side of the page. Click on the Job Title of interest to view job details and then click the Apply Now to begin the application process.

Documents can be attached directly to your application. If your document is only available via hardcopy (ie. transcripts), scan the document into a .pdf file format and then attach the document to your application. If you do not have access to a scanner, then submit the hard copy document via U.S. Mail to Human Resources/Recruitment Office

Harper College only accepts applications via the Online Employment site. You are considered an applicant for a position at Harper College only if you have completed the online application and attached it to the job posting. Resumes and cover letters should be attached to your online application. Unsolicited paper resumes sent to Harper College are not accepted nor can they take the place of an online application.

If you have completed an online application for a specific position and you are having difficulties attaching your resume and cover letter, you may send the documents as an email  attachment in an email to jobs@harpercollege.edu

If you do not have internet access, please call the Recruitment Office at 847.925.6430. A computer is available in this office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only.

The Online Employment Site may be accessed through any computer with internet capability. The Harper College Library, as well as your local public library, will also have computers with internet access.

Open positions are listed on the Online Employment site at jobs.harpercollege.edu.

In order to be considered for employment, an online application must be attached to an open position. The  system will not allow you to complete an application without attaching it to a position, If you do not see a position of interest, click Sign Up for Job Alerts, enter your email address, job or discipline keywords, Work Type and/or Job Category and subscribe. The system will automatically email you when a job matching your keyword and other parameters has been opened. The subscription is for 90 days so you will have to re-subscribe after the 90 day period is over.

If you cannot find a position of interest, you can also monitor the website frequently for future employment opportunities.

Students interested in working on campus must look for  Student Aide positions of interest via the online employment site. You are able to apply to every Student Aide positions for which you are qualified. To be a student aide, you must  be a current student at Harper College and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester (Spring/Fall).

You will have to complete a new application for each position to which you want to apply.

It is Harper College policy that all positions remain open until filled. Thus, all positions listed on the Online Employment site are available regardless of Open Date.

Please note that most Adjunct Faculty and Temporary/Short-Term positions are continuous postings which means they remain open throughout the year to create a pool of qualified for candidates for when there is a need. However, needs vary semester by semester. When there is a need, the department will then review applications and contact candidates for potential interviews.

All open positions remain open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants that apply on or before the review date, however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. You are encouraged to apply to every position of interest for which you are qualified, regardless of the application review date. We strongly advise that you monitor our jobsite regularly so that when a position of interest opens, you can apply for it immediately.

Your online application can only be viewed by the search committee for the specific job opening to which you apply and the HR department.

A Supporting Documents page is attached to each application. You can click Browse beside the name of the document you want to attach (Resume, Cover Letter, etc) and locate the document in your files to attach it to your application.

Official transcripts are only required upon hire. If the position you are applying to requires transcripts, please attach electronic copies to your online application. If you only have paper copies and cannot scan the documents yourself, please email, fax or mail copies to:

Email: jobs@harpercollege.edu.

Fax: 847.925.6087

Mail: Harper College
Recruitment Office A314
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

The term Reference letter is synonymous with Letters of Recommendation and are only required for certain positions. Check the Special Requirements section of the specific job opening to which you are applying. The Special Requirement section lists all the documents needed to complete an application file.

After you have completed the online application process, you will automatically be brought to a screen that will have a confirmation number. This signifies the end of the application process.

You can check your status at any time by logging into the Online Employment site. Once you log in you will be able to view the jobs to which you have applied and your application status.

You may edit your application at any time by logging back into the Online Employment site. There you will be able to view your current application and edit any necessary changes.

If you forget your username or password click on the Don't Know Your Password link so that you can re-set your password.

Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may reach our office by mail, phone, fax or email at:

Harper College
Recruitment Office A314
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Phone: 847.925.6430
Fax: 847.925.6087

Email: jobs@harpercollege.edu