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Horticulture Instructor

Company: Saddleback College
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Saddleback College

Horticulture Instructor

Job Category: Faculty CTA
Job Opening Date: October 25, 2022
Job Closing Date: January 24, 2023
Location: Saddleback College
Work Location:Mission Viejo, CA
Pay Grade, for more information click on this link: http://www.socccd.edu/humanresources/hr_salary.html

Pay Rate Type: Monthly
Work Days: TBD
Work Hours: 36 hours per week
Hours Per Week: 36
Percentage of Employment: 100%
Months of Employment: 10
Salary: $78,689 to $104,919 annually
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and Transcripts

Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on January 23, 2023

Minimum Qualifications:
--- Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience; OR
Any associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR the equivalent.
--- Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate a high level of professional expertise on the basis of having:
--- Master's degree or higher in Horticulture or Urban Agriculture from an accredited college or university.
--- College teaching in courses specific to Horticulture and/or Urban Agriculture.
--- Experience with in-person lecture (in classroom) and lab (in greenhouse) as well as Canvas online format.
--- Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and be able to use such technology to offer curriculum and instruction through distance delivery modes, as appropriate.
--- Strong background in sustainable horticultural production with controlled greenhouse environments, specializing organic and sustainable process and outcome.
--- Knowledge and experience of greenhouse management and maintenance.
--- Knowledge in plant physiology, plant breeding, plant identification, and soil, water, and ecosystem stewardship.
--- Strong team player for interdepartmental collaboration.
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
--- Strong evidence of scholarly and professional achievements.
--- Familiar with academic curriculum process, being able to support Department Chair for updating existing programs and courses, and creating new ones.
--- Expertise in culturally responsive teaching in horticulture and/or urban agriculture as it relates to its impact on students' lives and communities; demonstrated ability to address equity gaps of marginalized groups in the community.

Application Procedure:
To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded:
--- Completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.
--- Cover letter.
--- Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
--- Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: www.naces.org) at the time of application.

--- Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted. All travel arrangements will be at applicant's expense. Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on January 23, 2023. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.

For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at www.socccd.edu or call (949) 582-4850.

Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.

Selection Procedure:
A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Compensation and Fringe Benefits:
Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website). The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. Beginning January 8, 2022, all employees and volunteers must be fully vaccinated (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control) against COVID-19 unless approved as exempt due to a verified disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations). More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/about/about_covid-19.html.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS

If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.

Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.

Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources office upon request.

The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.

Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District's mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Important: You must make sure that you have completed your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on the posting's Job Close Date, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.

Applicants must complete all fields/sections on the application. Do not type "See Resume" or leave any fields blank. Applicants must enter their work experience, education, etc. on the District application. Applications reflecting "See Resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for recruitment.

Keywords: Saddleback College, Mission Viejo , Horticulture Instructor, Education / Teaching , Mission Viejo, California

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