2022/2023 - FACULTY (ASSOCIATE) - AGRICULTURE
Santa Rosa Junior College
$53.67 - $135.84 Hourly
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 contract 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 has been an integral part of the Sonoma
County community and its rich history, beauty and culture for more
than 100 years. Many of SRJC's students are drawn to the college
for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff,
comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. SRJC's
mission is to passionately cultivate learning through the creative,
intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical
development of our diverse community. At SRJC, we value learning
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
In 2021, SRJC served approximately 21,000 students each semester
and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
SRJC is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), reflecting
the great responsibility that the College has to the educational
attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. We
also support diverse learning communities including, APASS, HSI
Connections, Puente, Umoja. SRJC received the INSIGHT Into
Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for
the past three consecutive years and SRJC was the only California
Community College recipient of this award. This award recognizes
colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding
commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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. 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.
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 Human Resources.
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.
Natural Resources Department Website
Master's in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a
specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area
(including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering,
agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology,
environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry,
natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science,
viticulture or other agriculture science); OR the equivalent; OR a
fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's
Credential in Agricultural Services and Processing.
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.
Please see the
Equivalency Guide for Faculty Applicants (Download PDF
Faculty Minimum Qualifications Self-Evaluation Checklist
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.
- Current Resume.
- 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
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
8. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential
PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly
salary schedules or contact Human Resources for more
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
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MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
EMAIL: Please contact Jenne Arden at Jarden@santarosa.edu
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.
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.
Beginning January 1, 2022: provide proof of full vaccination. For
more details, see vaccination
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne
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
: Santa Rosa Junior College commits to setting the
standard in cultivating an accessible, open, barrier-free,
sustainable environment for students, employees, and the community.
The college envisions equitable, impactful, transformative,
enriching, and holistic learning opportunities that inspire our
students to thrive.
: Santa Rosa Junior College transforms the lives of
our culturally rich student body, employees, and community by
cultivating a welcoming and antiracist environment, centered on
social responsibility and cultural awareness. We offer exceptional
teaching and learning in support of associate degree, certificate,
transfer preparation, workforce preparation and community education
programs, integrated with comprehensive student support
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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