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FACULTY (ADJUNCT) – ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURESanta Rosa Junior CollegeSalary: Depends on QualificationsJob Type: Job Number: 20-21048Location: Sonoma County, CADepartment: Agriculture & Natural ResourcesClosing: ContinuousDescription EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:Santa Rosa Junior College is currently accepting applications to establish a pool for adjunct faculty assignments. Adjunct assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed. This job posting is not for a specific assignment or for a full-time faculty position, but rather for a pool of candidates who may be considered for part-time teaching or allied faculty assignments. Allied faculty include counselors, librarians, work experience faculty and other assignments.We are seeking equity-minded faculty who are committed to educating our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all students and multi-ethnic global perspectives and cultural competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect and compassion that includes civic engagement opportunities that contribute to real world problem solving and empathy to identify the challenges and address the needs of others. Candidates must have demonstrated instructional skills to join our outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.ABOUT SRJC:Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture; it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;A learning- and learner-centered environment;A welcoming physical environment;Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.Access to lifelong learning opportunitiesSRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.Video Overview of Santa Rosa Junior CollegeEssential Functions Provide excellent instruction and faculty support to students, which may include evening, weekend, online or hybrid and/or off-campus assignments.Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours.Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staffMaintain currency in field(s) of expertise.Adjunct faculty focus primarily on providing instruction and/or student services. Adjunct faculty are typically not required to participate in District or department service such as committee work, evaluations, student learning outcomes assessment, and hiring committees, but may be asked to perform these services for additional compensation. For a detailed list of adjunct faculty job duties, please see the All Faculty Association Contract, All Faculty Association Contract Article 17: Job Descriptions. (Download PDF reader)The examples of duties listed above are representative of those that must be met by a faculty member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.SELECTION PROCESS:Candidates who are recommended for the pool after committee interviews will be added to the pool for disciplines interviewed and deemed qualified for (screening/interviewing committees will confirm disciplines that candidates are qualified for).Applications are accepted for adjunct faculty pools on a continuous basis. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, applications which have been submitted will be reviewed. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, applications remain in the queue for consideration until the adjunct pool job postings are updated each year (job postings are updated periodically and annually every Fall). Applicants who have submitted an application and are not reviewed, will need to reapply when a change in the posting occurs in order to be considered. If selected for interview, candidates will be invited to interview with a Screening and Interviewing Committee. The Committee may include representatives consisting of Faculty, Administrators, and Classified Professionals. Students may also participate in the committee selection process as determined by the Screening and Interviewing Committee. For candidates who are recommended for the pool, references will be checked at any point beyond the committee interview. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for four years.DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is made up of eight full-time and over sixty-five adjunct instructors teaching over 2,500 students.It is the largest community college agriculture program in California, and has been recognized as an Outstanding Agriculture Community College Program by the California Agriculture Teachers Association (CATA).The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department includes 11 diversified program areas with over 20 different degrees and certificates serving the needs of career-focused and transfer students. The Department also includes a dedicated hands-on learning laboratory in Shone Farm, a 365-acre diversified farm in the Russian River Valley. Shone Farm includes 120 acres of forest, 100 acres of pasture for various livestock herds, 90 acres of vineyard, 12 acres for crop production, 4 acres of olive and apple trees, and 39 acres of buildings and improvements. Shone Farm also features a bonded winery that produces award-winning wine, and a large agricultural pavilion for classes, events, and equestrian activities. Altogether, it is one of the largest agriculture sites in the California Community Colleges system, and a place where SRJC students learn commercial production techniques that prepare them for the workplace or transfer to a four-year university.Agriculture and Natural Resources Department WebsiteEnvironmental Horticulture includes: Landscape Design.Minimum Qualifications Required:Bachelor’s degree AND two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR an Associate’s degree AND six years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) related experience; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Agricultural Services and Processing or Animal Production (as appropriate).A sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for equivalency in order to be considered. Candidates who are requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. Please contact Maria Padilla – or Shauna Malvino- :Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Horticulture or related field AND two years full-time experience (or part-time equivalent) in the environmental horticulture fieldDemonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.Application Procedures In order to be considered for this adjunct faculty pool, applicants must provide the following:A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the adjunct faculty pool, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting. Please specify the top three disciplines/areas of interest that you are qualified for.Current Resume.A 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:Curricula;Learning activities;Teaching/counseling practices;Educational Resources;Training, background….. click apply for full job detailsTracking

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