Online SME - Sustainable Horticulture

About Unity College:

For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses, through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.

Our Mission:

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Utilizing experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

Position Overview:

Unity College seeks enthusiastic individuals to serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to support the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Horticulture program. Sustainable Horticulture SMEs will work closely with the Dean of Sustainability Studies to develop descriptions and learning outcomes for 8 core courses (24 credits) within the program.


The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree (e.g. M.D., Ph.D.) in a related discipline (e.g. plant science, horticulture, botany, sustainable farming, etc.) or a masters degree with ample professional experience.
  • Prior experience in the selection, management, and improvement of plants and plant products.
  • Knowledge of the economic importance of horticultural crops in sustainable food systems.
  • Knowledge of how climate change, water scarcity, energy use, and other environmental challenges impact horticultural systems locally, regionally, and globally.
  • Familiarity with the application of basic principles of accounting, labor law, and business practices to horticultural businesses.
  • Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
  • Experience with online teaching and/or distance learners is desirable.
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.
The Location

Unity Colleges distance education curriculum is 100% online. Our Distance Education Adjuncts will teach remotely.


This is a temporary part time position and is not eligible for benefits.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should click on the Apply Now button and submit a CV, cover letter and points of contact for three references.

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