Position TitleAdjunct Faculty, Horticulture
DepartmentBiological & Hlth Sciences Div
Position TypePart-Time Faculty
Job FamilyAdjunct Faculty
The College of Lake County is currently looking for Adjunct Faculty, Horticulture. The
candidate will teach one or more courses in Horticulture.
The courses must be taught in accordance with current program approved course
descriptions, course outlines, textbooks, and syllabi. Prepare lecture and lesson plans,
teach lecture and/or lab portion of class, and respond to and grade student work. Use
appropriate academic software (e.g. Blackboard Course Management system, Power
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in
northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing
life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences.
The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community
partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as
an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top
100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019.
Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture/Agriculture AND 2 years of tested experience
Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Previous college teaching experience.
Pay RatePer Adjunct Contract
Total Hours per weekNo more than 12 load hours per week.
Per class schedule.
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
Software Testing RequiredNone
Interview Process RequirementsPresentation
Summary of Essential Functions
Teach lecture portion of the Horticulture course.
Teach lab portion of the Horticulture course.
Observe safety and liability limitation protocols.
Prepare for classes and grade student work.
Adjunct Faculty members are expected to maintain current in compliance training, including compliance under Title IX “Responsible Employee” and, if applicable, Clery Act Campus Security Authority.
Select, prepare and maintain current curriculum, course outlines and printed and non-printed instructional materials.
Teach courses as scheduled each academic semester.
Provide instructional support to the students. Refer students, when appropriate, to sources of specialized services within the College.
Provide the Division and the students a syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, attendance policies in line with those of the college, texts and readings, timelines and evaluation criteria, and any other information required by College, Division, or departmental policy.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or examinations. Provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress.
Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.
Maintain office/discipline/grade/division records as required by the College.
Be available for student consultation through phone or email.
Use the appropriate College policies and procedures to resolve and document student complaints, concerns and problems.
Assist in developing and administering discipline-appropriate measures of student academic achievement, use departmental testing instruments as provided. Administer other instruments designed to measure student learning outcomes as requested and required by the department. Provide all results as requested.
Conduct all classes in accordance with an established and current course syllabus and approved textbooks (and/or related instructional material). Meet all classes for the scheduled time.
Submit all grades (mid/final) electronically prior to the required deadlines. Provide the
Registrar appropriate grade records.
Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
Revise and update course content as needed.
Participate, when appropriate, in the formation and meetings of program advisory boards, college, division, and department committees.
Maintain a high level of professional ethics.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None