Horticulture Adjunct

Virginia Mountain Gateway Community College

Job Description


Horticulture Adjunct


Mountain Gateway Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and one of 23 community colleges in Virginia. The college is supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia; the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt (northern portion) and Rockbridge; the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, and Lexington; and the town of Clifton Forge. MGCC provides opportunities for the extension of knowledge, skills and personal enrichment in an environment that maintains high academic standards and respect for each individual. The college strives to keep programs and services financially and geographically accessible for all students. Credit and non-credit courses are offered to meet life-long learning needs. On-site and distance learning options incorporate up-to-date technologies.

Adjunct faculty members are responsible for effectively planning and teaching courses in a classroom environment to students with a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in instructing students from diverse culture and/or backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems while following college policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, students and the public

Preferred Qualifications
The minimum requirement is a high school degree with five years of occupational experience in horticulture, agriculture, natural resources or a related field. Preferred experience is an associate degree or higher in horticulture, agriculture, natural resources or a related field.

Special Requirements



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