Full Time Faculty and Program Chair/Coordinator, Horticulture
North Shore Community College
Location: Lynn, Massachusetts
Higher Education Institution
Anticipated starting salary is $45,771- $50,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.
Full Time Faculty and Program Chair/Coordinator, Horticulture
MCCC Unit Professional position
Campus Location: Lynn
Work Schedule: Consistent with MCCC contract
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
North Shore Community College invites applications for a full-time faculty position to teach classes and serve as Department Chair in the Horticulture Department. The department currently features an active and expanding Associate's Degree program and Certificate program in Environmental Horticulture, which currently serve nearly 100 students. The program is based at our campus in Lynn, Massachusetts and is supported by an on-site greenhouse. Recently, the College has developed a new academic certificate program in Cannabis Cultivation and Harvesting. This Cannabis program is expected to launch in Fall 2023.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach Horticulture and other related courses as assigned in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Observe all college and departmental laboratory safety requirements, and provide a safe and appropriate experience for all students.
Participate in the development of new courses as well as the evaluation, revision and enhancement of current departmental offerings, including identifying departmental and course level student learning outcomes and assessments to measure outcomes for continuous improvement.
Regularly meet and advise matriculated students per workload assignment.
Participate in appropriate college service activities (department/division meetings, governance committee membership, recruitment activities, development/enhancement of courses/program and/or resources).
Additional duties as the faculty chair of the horticulture program are assigned as a portion of the full-time workload. These duties include:
In conference with the Dean of the division, prepare the class schedule each semester for the horticulture department.
Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new instructional staff;
Ensure program curricula are relevant and reflect modern practice.
Manage the program budget to ensure proper supplies and facilities are available to carry out the hands-on programming offered by the Horticulture department
Coordinate with the Environmental Studies department in scheduling and staffing EVS courses required to support the Horticulture Programs.
Recruit and host Advisory Committee members to ensure programming meets the needs of the area workforce.
Manage greenhouse plant care and coordinate use of greenhouse space with our partners, The Food Project of Lynn.
Cooperate with other program areas and/or departments, learning resources, student services and administrative services within the College;
Supervise the development of instructional materials and assist in conducting research on the effectiveness of the instructional program consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the requirements of external and/or regulatory agencies.
Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary is $45,771- $50,000. Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement. Full time benefited employees at North Shore Community College are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package offered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Click HERE for a highlight of these benefits.
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2023
Submit a resume or CV and a cover letter. Applicants are advised to specifically address the required qualifications for the position in their cover letter. Position is open until filled. Application materials received by Friday February 3, 2023 are guaranteed to receive full consideration.
Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide:
copies of all academic transcripts,
the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references,
a demonstration of their teaching approach and style.
Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or with substantial content in a closely-related field.
Demonstrated commitment and experience working with diverse populations.
Knowledge of current greenhouse practices
Ability to teach in-person courses at our campus in Lynn, MA.
Must be willing to travel between campuses in Lynn and Danvers as needed to fulfill instructional and non-instructional workload.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or National Background Check as a condition of employment.
Evidence of successful college teaching. Community College experience strongly preferred.
Master's degree or graduate coursework with related experience preferred. Hands-on horticulture experience strongly preferred.
Demonstrated history of curriculum/course development and assessment of student outcomes.
Evidence of effective teaching strategies in the classroom to support a student-centered learning environment.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff from other departments and disciplines and with other functions at the College.
Effective communication skills
Well-articulated understanding of the mission of community colleges.
COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT:
Candidates for employment should be aware that all North Shore Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
North Shore Community College is a diverse, caring, inclusive community that inspires our students to become engaged citizens and to achieve their personal, academic, and career goals through accessible, affordable, rigorous educational opportunities that are aligned with our region's workforce needs and will prepare them for life in a changing world. NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges, which serves the 26 cities and towns north of Boston. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single leased building to an urban campus in downtown Lynn and a suburban campus in Danvers, and from five to 80 academic programs of study. Nearly 50,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).