Organic and Sustainable Practices Horticulture Instructor

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Jun 30, 2021
Part time / Adjunct Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description


Adjunct Faculty Title Organic and Sustainable Practices Horticulture Instructor Department Horticulture Job Type Adjunct Faculty Employee Type Part Time Academic Year Spring Course(s) HRT 205 Anticipated Schedule TBD Location Main Campus Pay Rate Information

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Position Start Date 01/12/2021 Position End Date Position Introduction

The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for course planning, assessments, and instruction in the classroom and laboratory setting. Courses may be conducted in various delivery modes (In Person, Flexible Online, Scheduled Online, Blended or Flexible Lecture) formats. The adjunct faculty member will be teaching HRT 205: Organic and Sustainable Practices. The course covers methods and systems for fruit and vegetable production using organic or other sustainable practices. Some of the topics include composting, soil building, maximizing use of production areas.

Position Summary

Including but are not limited to:

· Teach courses as assigned by the College.
· Proficient teaching courses via in person, blended or online modalities.
· Available to teach daytime, evening, or weekend classes, as needed
· Available for student conferences either before or after class, and by College email if necessary
· Develop syllabus using MCC syllabus template
· Work cooperatively within the department, the division, and throughout the College in striving for educational excellence
· Conduct regular assessment of student learning
· Maintain and submit accurate student and course-related paperwork and data needed for College purposes in a timely fashion
· Document and report attendance daily and maintain and submit accurate attendance records weekly
· Submit grade reports electronically by the required date
· Utilize a variety of teaching styles in order to satisfy the different learning styles of students
· Utilize computer-based instruction and databases when necessary

Essential Responsibilities

· Proficiency in growing organic fruit and vegetables.
· Experience teaching horticulture courses
· Willingness to use educational technology (i.e. course management platform such as Canvas)
· Demonstrated commitment to professional growth, especially regarding contemporary expertise specific to assigned teaching content
· Commitment to the mission of the community college, and to teaching and motivating community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles
· Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills

Required Qualifications

· Demonstrated teaching experience
· Bachelor of Science degree in the horticultural area + 2,000 hours of related work experience; Working knowledge of organic systems and practices for growing fruit and vegetable crops in northern Illinois.

Other Required Qualifications


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