Horticulture Adjunct Faculty (Part-Time)
Agency: Virginia Western Community College
Location: Roanoke (City) - 770
Hiring Range: Per credit hour rate is determined based on qualifications.
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Virginia Western Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the Virginia Community College System, a statewide system of community colleges. The College operates under the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Virginia Western Community College Local Advisory Board.
Virginia Western is located on a 70-acre campus in southwest Roanoke, VA. The service region of the College includes Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. The College was established in 1966 and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of over 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track workforce and continuing education courses
Virginia Western Community College, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Roanoke Valley, is accepting applications for part-time Horticulture Adjunct Faculty in the School of Business, Technology, and Trades (BTT). Adjunct faculty positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Horticulture adjunct faculty are needed to teach college-level courses in-person on the main Virginia Western campus, as well as hybrid or distance learning/online courses. Courses include Plant Propagation, Landscape Plants, Pest Management, Soils, Greenhouse Management and Management of a Horticulture Business. Faculty are expected to maintain currency in their teaching disciplines and in trends in community college education. In addition, faculty are expected to be active participants in departmental communication.
Applications will be received and considered on a continuous basis. Review of applications will occur when an adjunct faculty need arises and will continue until needed positions are filled.
Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of five years of recent occupational experience in horticulture required.
All Adjunct Faculty positions require excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to write syllabi and exams; ability to develop learning strategies, curriculum and assessments; as well as the ability to work with students of varying abilities from diverse backgrounds.
Teaching experience at the college level. Associate's or Bachelor's degree with major in the teaching field of horticulture.
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