Horticulture Instructor-Plant Science

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Jun 27, 2022
Part time / Adjunct Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description


Position Information

Adjunct Faculty Title Horticulture Instructor-Plant Science
Department Horticulture
Job Type Adjunct Faculty
Employee Type Part Time
Academic Year Fall
Course(s) HRT
Anticipated Schedule TBD
Location Main Campus
Pay Rate Information
adjunct contract
Position Start Date 08/15/2022
Position End Date
Position Summary Information

Position Introduction
Teach horticulture classes
Position Summary
Share your expertise in plant 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),18 graduate credit hours in plant science related courses. Knowledge in the fundamentals of plant structure, function, and growth processes;  and impact of plants on society. 
Other Required Qualifications
- 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
- The ability to interact with the students and peers in a positive manner.
- Commitment to working with beginning students.
Desired Qualifications
- Demonstrated teaching experience
- Demonstrated experience in technology enhanced instruction.
- ICPF or AIFD certification
Applications accepted until the position is filled? No
If No, Application Deadline Date
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