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Agriculture/Natural Resources - Adjunct Faculty  « Position Deleted on 5/31/2013 »

Institution: Santa Rosa Junior College
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Category:
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Animal Science
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Posted: 04/28/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
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Santa Rosa Junior College
Adjunct Employment Opportunities

AGRICULTURE/NATURAL RESOURCES
Adjunct Pools

PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: 10/15/12

  • Applications are accepted for adjunct faculty pools for a period of one year from the filing priority deadline date. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, they will review applications received by the priority deadline date. All applications received after the priority deadline will remain on file for the next review by the department, or for up to one year. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, all applications will remain on file until the need arises, or for up to one year. If selected for interview, candidates will be invited to meet with a committee. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for a period of two years.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is accepting applications for a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Teaching assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed (as specified in Education Code Section 87482.5).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Agriculture Program at Santa Rosa Junior College is made up of eight full-time and over sixty-five adjunct instructors teaching to over 2,500 students. This is the largest community college agriculture program in California, and has been recognized as the Agriculture Teachers Association 2003 Outstanding Agriculture Community College Program. The instructional program comprises over fifteen diversified program areas serving the needs of vocational and transfer students, including the SRJC Shone Farm, consisting of over 365 acres of land, which offers "learning by doing" application in the various laboratories of the programs. Included in the farm operations are 60 acres of grapes, 5 acres sustainable agriculture vegetables and fruit, 100 acres of pasture for cow/calf, horse, and sheep herds, 120 acres of timber, and 50 acres of multi-use land. The Richard L. Thomas classroom was constructed on the farm in 2002 and the Warren G. Dutton Ag Pavilion opened in 2007 to facilitate further growth in the livestock and equine program at Santa Rosa Junior College. This new facility includes outdoor and indoor arenas, round pen, and stables.

ADJUNCT POOL DESCRIPTION

We are accepting applications for instructors for inclusion in a pool who have the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas (there are no anticipated needs for 09/10):

  • Agriculture Business
  • Agriculture Mechanics
  • Agriculture Science, Education and Communication
  • Animal Science
  • Enology
  • Environmental Conservation/ Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Equine Science
  • General Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Design
  • Recreation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Veterinary Technician *
  • Viticulture
  • Wine Studies
  • Immediate needs anticipated in this area.
Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District's sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes with office hours being mandatory. Adjunct faculty are also responsible for maintaining currency in their field(s) of expertise. Optionally, adjunct faculty are encouraged to have some participation in updating existing courses (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

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).

Preferred:
1. Agriculture Business: Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Economics, or Agriculture OR related field AND two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the agriculture business field.
2. Agriculture Science, Education, and Communication: Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Science, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Business OR related field AND two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the agriculture field.
3. Animal Science: Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Agriculture OR related field AND two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the livestock field.
4. Environmental Horticulture: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Horticulture or related field AND two years full-time experience (or part-time equivalent) in the environmental horticulture field.
5. Equine Science: Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science or Equine Science AND two years full-time experience (or part-time equivalent) in the Equine Science field.
6. Viticulture: Bachelor's Degree in Viticulture, Agriculture or Soil Science AND two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience as a vineyard manager, vineyard supervisor, vineyard consultant, winery grower representative or viticulturist.
7. Wine Studies: Bachelor's Degree in Enology, Wine Studies, Agriculture Business, Wine Chemistry OR related field AND two years full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the wine agriculture business field.
8. Veterinary Technician: Either a Registered Veterinary Technician License or a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this pool, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.

  • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the pool, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the ?Adjunct Pool Description? section of this announcement. Please specify which area(s) you are interested in being considered for.
4. Current Resume.
5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
6. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).
7. Please submit an original AND one copy each of the required materials listed above.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

Prior to beginning employment, employees must: (a) provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States; (b) be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and (c) take a TB test.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Starting Hourly Rate: Please see our hourly salary schedules online at www.santarosa.edu/hr/pages/salary.html or contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  • For Unit A (AFA) Faculty, salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. Initial Step placement will be a Step 1 pending evaluation of experience as outlined in Article 27 of the AFA Contract.
  • For Unit B (AFT/CFT) Seniors Program Faculty, salary placement is based on instructional and work experience as documented in application materials.
  • Sick Leave Accrual: Adjunct faculty members accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act
(Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to http://www.santarosa.edu/police. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

MORE ABOUT SRJC

Application Materials & Procedures
To receive application materials, please contact:

Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE (707) 527-4688
FAX (707) 527-4967
http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/

The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination, at employee's expense.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

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SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.