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Faculty, Horticulture

Employer
Joliet Junior College
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022
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Position Title:

Faculty, Horticulture

Job Description:

POSITION: FACULTY, HORTICULTURE
STATUS: Full-Time Tenure Track
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural, Horticultural, and Veterinary Sciencest
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
UNION: Faculty
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Placement on the salary schedule is dependent on qualifications. t
MINIMUM PAY RATE:tQualifications include education and related work experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age, and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

POSITION SUMMARY

Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Most courses occur during traditional times; however, course assignments may include late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. The position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach courses in the Horticulture Program. These may include but are not limited to: Introduction to horticulture, greenhouse operation, greenhouse crop production, specialty crop production (cut flower production, hydroponics, vegetable production, nursery production), plant identification, plant propagation, and pest management.

2. Individual courses will be assigned by the Department Chair with significant consideration to the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

3. Assist with and/or sponsor departmental student organizations and activities.

4. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.

5. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.

6. Be willing to teach online and/or hybrid courses.

7. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and represent the department on college committees.

8. Assist students with academic advising.

9. Attend and assist with various departmental recruitment activities including high school visitation.

10. Work with Department to maintain horticulture land lab (HLL) facilities and supervise HLL interns.

11. Maintain relationships with and participate in professional organizations related to teaching areas.

12. Accompany students to professional events and competitions.

13. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

14. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.

15. Teach at other campus sites as needed.

16. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

17. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

18. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation, and quality.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture, Plant Sciences or related field.

2. Teaching and/or industry experience.

3. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master of Science Degree in Horticulture, Plant Sciences or related field.

2. Practical Horticulture industry experience particularly in greenhouse production and operation.

3. Strong plant knowledge.

4. Teaching experience at the community college level.

5. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

6. Experience in teaching using online and/or course management software.

7. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
8. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Normal classroom physical demands. Normal laboratory physical demands.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Classroom teaching environment. Laboratory teaching and outdoor laboratory activities.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

40
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