Company: South Orange County Community College District
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Job Category: Faculty CTA
Job Opening Date: October 25, 2022
Job Closing Date: January 24, 2023
Location: Saddleback College
Work Location:Mission Viejo, CA
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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,
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be
representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right
to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance
with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective
--- Teach Horticulture and related courses to a diverse student
population. These courses may include a variety of lower-division
horticulture and urban farming courses which may include:
Introduction to Horticulture Sciences, Plant Materials, Plant
Propagations, Integrated Pest Management, Soils and Fertilizers,
Introduction to Urban Farming, Introduction to Permaculture, The
Sustainable Landscape, Native Plants in Urban Landscape Design.
Assist in the development and implementation of the Sustainable
--- Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse
population of students through careful preparation of course
materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical
feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student
--- Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally
responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for
engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are
historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have
experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse
student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native
Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted
--- Participate in curriculum development and serve on department,
division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain
and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate
professional development activities.
--- Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning,
implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support
--- Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes
(SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
--- Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as
discussed in department and division meetings.
--- Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service
that supports the division, college and/or District goals through
active participation in one or more of the following categories:
committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or
district level; non-classroom college, district, or community
activities; department/division/school activities, events, or
meetings; student club advisor activities or events.
--- Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and
new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply
emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software
applications) as necessary to assist and support student
--- Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned,
including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s)
(COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and
consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress
in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic
concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district,
college and division policies in the performance of duties.
--- Work cooperatively with staff and students.
--- Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your
--- Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional
Any associate degree and six years of professional experience; OR
--- 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.
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
--- 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
--- Strong background in sustainable horticultural production with
controlled greenhouse environments, specializing organic and
sustainable process and outcome.
--- Knowledge and experience of greenhouse management and
--- 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.
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
---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
For an online application, information and instructions, visit the
District Job Opportunities website at www.socccd.edu or call (949)
Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation
showing eligibility to work in the U.S. SOCCCD does not sponsor
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.
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:
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
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:
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
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
Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to
CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:
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.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
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.
SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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
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