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Adjunct Faculty, Horticulture

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 19, 2023

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Adjunct Faculty, Horticulture

Internal Position Title:

Posting Number: F00713

Department:: Biological & Hlth Sciences Div

Position Type: Part-Time Faculty

Job Family: Adjunct Faculty

Teach one or more classes in the field of horticulture and/or sustainable agriculture. Teach lecture and lab components of courses to horticulture and/or sustainable agriculture students. Assess student learning and assign course grades.

The courses must be taught in accordance with current program approved course
descriptions, course outlines, textbooks, and syllabi. Prepare lecture and lesson plans,
teach lecture and/or lab portion of class, and respond to and grade student work. Use
appropriate academic software (e.g. Canvas Learning Management System, Power Point, etc.).

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in
northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing
life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.

The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community
partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as
an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top
100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.

The Faculty Success Framework illustrates the fundamental elements of a faculty member's career at CLC. Its purpose is to support a culture of continual faculty development and to provide full but flexible paths for faculty to both consistently contribute to student success efforts and cultivate professional fulfillment. Our Guiding Principles for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CLC CARES) outline the qualities we expect CLC faculty will exemplify in their professional and pedagogical engagement with students.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related field OR an Associate’s degree in Horticulture or related field AND 5 years of related experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Posting Date: 10/06/2021

Closing Date:

Expected Start Date: 01/10/2022

Special Instructions Summary: This posting will be used to obtain a pool of qualified candidates. As teaching needs arise, applications will be reviewed for possible interviews. The number of adjunct faculty hired varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the department. Adjunct faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs.Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Your application can remain under consideration for the academic year. You may check your status at any time by logging into with your username and password. Thanks for being patient with the adjunct faculty hiring process.

Pay Rate: Per Adjunct contract.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Part Time

Location Grayslake

Total Hours Per Week: 12 hours per week or less, per class schedule

Work Schedule:
Variable by course load.

Software Testing Required: None

Interview Process Requirements: None

EEO Statement:
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.

Summary of Essential Functions:
Teach lecture portion of the Horticulture course.
Teach lab portion of the Horticulture course.
Observe safety and liability limitation protocols.
Prepare for classes and grade student work.

Adjunct Faculty members are expected to maintain current in compliance training, including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act Campus Security Authority.

Select, prepare and maintain current curriculum, course outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials.

Teach courses as scheduled each academic semester.

Provide instructional support to the students. Refer students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College.

Provide the Division and the students a syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by College, Division, or departmental policy.

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations. Provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress.

Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.

Maintain office/discipline/grade/division records as required by the College.

Be available for student consultation through phone or email.

Use the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns and problems.

Assist in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing instruments as provided. Administer other instruments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department. Provide all results as requested.

Conduct all classes in accordance with an established and current course syllabus and approved textbooks (and/or related instructional material). Meet all classes for the scheduled time.

Submit all grades (mid/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines. Provide the
Registrar appropriate grade records.

Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.

Revise and update course content as needed.

Participate, when appropriate, in the formation and meetings of program advisory boards, college, division, and department committees.

Maintain a high level of professional ethics.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.


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