Horticulture Instructor

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Sep 10, 2021
Part time / Adjunct Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description


Adjunct Faculty Title Horticulture Instructor Department Horticulture Job Type Adjunct Faculty Employee Type Part Time Academic Year Spring Course(s) HRT Anticipated Schedule TBD Location Main Campus Pay Rate Information adjunct contract Position Start Date 01/18/2022 Position End Date Position Introduction Teach Horticulture classes Position Summary Share your expertise in Plant and Soil Science with students in MCC's rapidly growing Horticulture and Entrepreneurial Agriculture department. MCC instructors are higher education professionals who champion student learning. They engage and inspire students, applying innovative teaching and learning pedagogies to reach a variety of learners. They assess student learning to ensure student success, staying abreast of current and emerging trends in the discipline. Our instructors collaborate within the College as discipline experts, helping the College to reach its strategic goals through active participation in college committees and by promoting the College to future students throughout our community. Essential Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate content expertise and currency within their academic field.
  • Develop and maintain an increasingly diverse and effective pedagogical skill set that reflects our philosophy as established in our mission: Our focus is learning. Student success is our goal.
  • Possess both the willingness and the ability to share expertise with students, colleagues, and the broader college community in a manner that is engaging and effective
  • Engage in continued professional growth, scholarly engagement, and/or creative development.
  • Demonstrate both the willingness and the ability to embrace technology within the college environment.
  • Develop and maintain a solid commitment to college service and community engagement.
  • Engage in professional behavior and participate actively in teamwork while respecting the diversity of values, opinions, and backgrounds both inside and outside the classroom environment.
  • Cultivate student engagement through facilitation of and/or participation in extracurricular activities. 

Required Qualifications Master's degree in plant sciences or closely related field (Agronomy, Biology, Botany, Crop Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Science).
Other Required Qualifications 5-years of work experience in the horticulture or related industry Desired Qualifications -         Demonstrated skills in Plant and Soil Science-         Demonstrated experience in technology enhanced instruction.-         The ability to interact with the students and peers in a positive manner.-         Demonstrated commitment to professional growth.-         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.-         Commitment to working with beginning students. Applications accepted until the position is filled? No If No, Application Deadline Date Special Instructions to Applicants N/A

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