FACULTY (ASSOCIATE) - SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Santa Rosa Junior College
Depends on Qualifications
Sonoma County, CA
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Santa Rosa Junior College is currently accepting applications to
establish a pool for associate faculty assignments. Associate
assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be
immediate or as needed. This job posting is not for a specific
assignment or for a full-time faculty position, but rather for a
pool of candidates who may be considered for part-time teaching or
allied faculty assignments. Allied faculty include counselors,
librarians, work experience faculty and other assignments.
We are seeking equity-minded faculty who are committed to educating
our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all
students and multi-ethnic global perspectives and cultural
competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and
integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect and
compassion that includes civic engagement opportunities that
contribute to real world problem solving and empathy to identify
the challenges and address the needs of others. Candidates must
have demonstrated instructional skills to join our outstanding team
of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality
programs and services to our district, our community, and most
importantly to our students.
Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of
the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County,
California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture;
it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million
students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many
of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence,
superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and
beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:
- Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
- A learning- and learner-centered environment;
- A welcoming physical environment;
- Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive
attitude among faculty and staff;
- Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or
- Access to lifelong learning opportunities
SRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the
great responsibility that the College has to the educational
attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and
supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received
the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity
(HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that
demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this
award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an
inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages
the whole person.
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- Provide excellent instruction and faculty support to students,
which may include evening, weekend, online or hybrid and/or
- Provide academic assistance and related services to students
during scheduled office hours.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff
- Maintain currency in field(s) of expertise.
- Associate faculty focus primarily on providing instruction
and/or student services.
- Associate faculty are typically not required to participate in
District or department service such as committee work, evaluations,
student learning outcomes assessment, and hiring committees, but
may be asked to perform these services for additional
- For a detailed list of associate faculty job duties, please see
the All Faculty Association Contract, All Faculty Association Contract Article 17: Job
Descriptions. (Download PDF reader)
The examples of duties listed above are representative of those
that must be met by a faculty member to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential job functions.
Candidates who are recommended for the pool after committee
interviews will be added to the pool for disciplines interviewed
and deemed qualified for (screening/interviewing committees will
confirm disciplines that candidates are qualified for).
Applications are accepted for associate faculty pools on a
continuous basis. If the department has an immediate need to add
candidates to their pool, they will review applications. If the
department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to
their pool, applications remain in the queue for consideration
until the need arises, or for up to one year. If selected for
interview, candidates will be invited to interview with a Screening
and Interviewing Committee. The Committee may include
representatives consisting of Faculty, Administrators, and
Classified Professionals. Students may also participate in the
committee selection process as determined by the Screening and
Interviewing Committee. For candidates who are recommended for the
pool, references will be checked at any point beyond the committee
interview. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool
for four years.
The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior
College is made up of eight full-time and over sixty-five associate
instructors teaching over 2,500 students.
It is the largest community college agriculture program in
California, and has been recognized as an Outstanding Agriculture
Community College Program by the California Agriculture Teachers
The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department includes 11
diversified program areas with over 20 different degrees and
certificates serving the needs of career-focused and transfer
students. The Department also includes a dedicated hands-on
learning laboratory in Shone Farm, a 365-acre diversified farm in
the Russian River Valley. Shone Farm includes 120 acres of forest,
100 acres of pasture for various livestock herds, 90 acres of
vineyard, 12 acres for crop production, 4 acres of olive and apple
trees, and 39 acres of buildings and improvements. Shone Farm also
features a bonded winery that produces award-winning wine, and a
large agricultural pavilion for classes, events, and equestrian
activities. Altogether, it is one of the largest agriculture sites
in the California Community Colleges system, and a place where SRJC
students learn commercial production techniques that prepare them
for the workplace or transfer to a four-year university.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
Bachelor's degree AND two years of full-time (or part-time
equivalent) related experience; OR an Associate's degree AND six
years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR
the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community
College Instructor's Credential in Agricultural Services and
A sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as
listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for
equivalency (Download PDF
in order to be considered. Candidates who are
requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for
documenting all course work, degree programs and related
professional experience at the time of application. For questions
regarding the equivalency process, please contact Human Resources
(Maria Padilla email@example.com
) Please also see
Equivalency Guide for Faculty Applicants (Download PDF
Faculty Minimum Qualifications Self-Evaluation Checklist
Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science, Agriculture
Education, Agriculture Business OR related field AND two years
full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the agriculture
Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity,
inclusion and anti-racism.
In order to be considered for this associate faculty pool,
applicants must provide the following:
A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/GovernmentJobs.com
Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions.
Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the "Work
Experience" section of the employment application. Applications
will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or
if other required application fields are missing or
Contact information (phone number and email address) for three
A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the associate
faculty pool, including how you meet the minimum and preferred
requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions
as listed in this section of the job posting.
A 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:
Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or
experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more
of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:
Training, background, coursework and/or professional
6. Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including
confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official
transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial
copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document
includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was
provided by an educational institution.
- If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United
States, applicant must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign
degree(s) at the time of application.
- SRJC only accepts foreign transcripts that have been evaluated
by a credential evaluation service accredited by the National
Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a full
list of accepted evaluation services, please see NACES.
- For further details on SRJC requirements on Foreign Degrees,
please see Foreign Degree Requirements.
7. If you do not possess minimum qualifications as noted under the
Minimum Qualifications Section of the job posting, you must
complete and attach the Faculty Equivalency Application (Download PDF
and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis,
to your employment application in order to be considered. Please
see the SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures
the Equivalency Guide for Faculty Applicants (Download PDF
Faculty Minimum Qualifications Self-Evaluation Checklist
more information.8. If applicable, copy of California Community
College Credential (both sides).
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly
salary schedules or contact the Human Resources Department for
For Unit A (AFA) Faculty, salary placement may be based on
academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience
depending on discipline and as documented in application materials.
Initial Step placement will be at Step 1 pending evaluation of
experience as outlined in the AFA Contract Article 27. (Download PDF reader)
Sick Leave Accrual: Associate faculty accrue sick leave on a
Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for
expenses related to associate faculty interviews. Requests for
remote interviews or other accommodations will be considered on a
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a
disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please
contact the Human Resources Department.
MORE ABOUT SRJC HUMAN RESOURCES
BUSSMAN HALL ANNEX
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
EMAIL: Please contact Maria Padilla - firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is located in the Bussman Hall Annex on the
Santa Rosa campus.
All documents included in your online
employment application become the property of the District. Your
employment application for this opening will not automatically be
considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must
be submitted for each opening.
Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely
until further notice.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning
In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States;
Must be fingerprinted in California and
have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years
Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District
trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter.
Employees who work on-site or access District facilities:
Through December 31, 2021: either provide proof of full vaccination
or submit to weekly testing. Beginning January 1, 2022: provide
proof of full vaccination. For more details, see vaccination
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act
(Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report
includes statistics for the previous three years concerning
reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus
buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior
College District; and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also
includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as
policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the
reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. Link to read or
obtain a full copy of this report
. Paper copies of the full
report are available upon request by contacting Police Department
Records at (707) 527-4963 or by visiting the Sonoma County Junior
College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive,
Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.
The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on
the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin,
ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental
disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status,
sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information or sexual orientation in any of its policies,
procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against
any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their
age. This non- discrimination policy covers admission, access and
treatment in District programs and activities-- including but not
limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services
and athletics--and application for District employment.
SRJC Strategic Plan
: SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and
sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.
: SRJC passionately cultivates learning through the
creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and
ethical development of our diverse community.
We focus on student learning by preparing students for
transfer; by providing responsive career and technical education;
and by improving students' foundational skills.
We provide a comprehensive range of student development
programs and services that support student success and enrich
We support the economic vitality, social equity and
environmental stewardship of our region.
We promote personal and professional growth and cultivate joy
at work and in lifelong learning.
We foster critical and reflective civic engagement and
thoughtful participation in diverse local and global
We regularly assess, self-reflect, adapt, and continuously
Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from
diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive
recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that
begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application
for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each
position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from
broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is
a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages
applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity
brings to a professional educational community.
The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity
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