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Instructor of Agriculture (Environmental Horticulture/Plant Science) – Full-Time/One-Year Temporary - 2022-2023 - Agriculture & Environmental Sciences - Modesto Junior College

Site:

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Non-Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2021-2022 Salary Schedule – $62,910 to $117,437 per year, plus an annual $2,643 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,660.


https://www.yosemite.edu/hr/currentclassifications/Faculty%20Revised%20Combined%2021-22%209-22-21.pdf

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.
•Temporary One-Year appointments are not eligible for the District’s Retiree Benefit Programs.
•Benefits eligibility is based on work assignment

Required Quals Summary:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Determined by California State Chancellors Office.

Masters in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area (including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture or other agricultural science.

https://www.cccco.edu/-/media/CCCCO-Website/About-Us/Divisions/Educational-Services-and-Support/Academic-Affairs/What-we-do/Curriculum-and-Instruction-Unit/Minimum-Qualifications/cccco-2021-report-min-qualifications-a11y.pdf?la=en&hash=AB424D9D2AEDEEBE2A54757BF58ABFC2B852A2F9

The District has adopted equivalency procedures including an “eminence criterion”, which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalencies contact the Agriculture Division at 209/575-6200 or Human Resources at 209/575-6968.

Possess knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic back-grounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary:

GENERAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teach community college level courses in Agriculture – Horticulture / Plant Science. The successful candidate may be assigned additional agriculture courses where needed.
• Serve as the advisor for student led organizations/clubs.
• Supervise instructor selection and classroom assistance.
• Implement articulation agreements as students transfer to MJC from high school and to universities.
• Maintain and supervise instructional facilities as assigned (horticulture instructional units)
• Supervise the establishment of work experience stations as well as the students at these stations.
• Provide curriculum guidance to the department and program advisement to students.
• Review appropriate textbooks, library books, and journals.
• Maintain the appropriate number of office hours per week.
• Meet regularly with the advisory committee.
• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
• Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.
• Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Agriculture, especially as it relates to the relevancy of Horticulture / Plant Science in students’ lives, interests, and communities;
• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within coursework and the classroom;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
• Perform other departmental duties as assigned by the Division Dean.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
• Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
• Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments

•Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Academic or industry training that would enhance teaching abilities and subject matter expertise in Horticulture / Plant Science.
• Demonstrate the ability to supervise and manage instructional horticulture unit.
• Willingness to participate and supervise co-curricular activities related to the department. These activities would include (but are not limited to) FFA Field Day, community field days, recruitment events, advisory committee meetings, and acting as a judge of competitive events.
• Ability and willingness to work with other faculty, staff, and administrative personnel on matters of college governance.

Desirable Characteristics:

DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS
• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multicultural emphasis.
• Commit to supportive relationships with students.
• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area.
• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.
• Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.

Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at: https://www.yosemite.edu/trustees/board_policy/3410%20Nondiscrimination.pdf

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

Michael Howen
District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7935
[email protected]

Open Date:

04/25/2022

Close Date:

05/16/2022

Open Until Filled:

No

Organization

On behalf of everyone at the Yosemite Community College District Office, Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, we welcome you to our District. All of our employees throughout the District are dedicated to excellence in serving our students. Even with all the fiscal issues that we are facing within the State of California, our staff has been working miracles with continuously reduced budgets. We continue to serve our students well, and provide them with great opportunities and a quality education. As the Chancellor, I am very proud of their efforts and dedication.

One of my greatest challenges is to ensure the educational quality and fiscal stability of our institutions. One way this is accomplished is through long-range planning. There are many exciting things on the horizon for the Colleges of the YCCD - especially with all the construction and completion of our Measure E building projects. We are very grateful to the community for your support of these efforts. Students will benefit for years to come; we extend to you heartfelt thanks.

The Mission of the Yosemite Community College District is: "The YCCD is committed to responding to the needs of our diverse community through excellence in teaching, learning and support programs contributing to social, cultural and economic development and wellness." We take this mission statement seriously; it is the one key element that we base all our efforts on - it is our charge to provide excellent, meaningful service to the community.

As educators, we always focus on offering life-changing opportunities for our students; that is our business. One of the most enjoyable experiences in my 30 year higher education career has been witnessing lives changing right before my eyes as students graduate or achieve their educational goals. When they go on to create successful lives for themselves, their families and their communities I know we have done our job! This is the reward of the work that we collectively do at the Yosemite Community College District. I most cordially invite you to become more involved in our dynamic educational community called the YCCD.

Most sincerely,

Joan E. Smith, Ed.D.

 

Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community.

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