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Horticulture Instructor

Chemeketa Community College

Job Description


This is a part-time faculty pool for available assignments during the academic year. Applications are considered throughout the year and reviewed based on department need. Your application status will be updated throughout the review process. If your application is still in progress, your application has not been reviewed by the hiring department. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone for an interview. 

Instructors in this position will teach one or more of the following topics: 

  • Soil 206
  • HOR 238

Chemeketa is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution that aspires to be an inclusive environment where we honor and value the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and community. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions that support all students in achieving their educational goals. If you are interested in joining the work of the college to pursue a supportive and inclusive culture, we encourage you to apply.   

When applying for this position, you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts - An electronic copy of your academic transcript(s) from an accredited institution which clearly indicate the degree awarded, and any other applicable information, must be attached with your application if you would like it considered as part of your eligibility for the position. Any applicants who earned academic credentials from outside of the United States and wish to use those credits for consideration must also upload an evaluation of college credit earned at the non-U.S. institution.




  • Teaches classes as assigned, following current approved course outlines 
  • Meets during scheduled class times 
  • Prepares and develops materials for assigned classes/labs according to program expectations 
  • Provides students with class syllabi  
  • Delivers course content using appropriate methods for student needs and program curriculum 

Course Management & Student Success  

  • Provides a classroom environment conducive to learner growth 
  • Understands, develops, and provides a learning environment that supports  
  • Maintains student records of grades and attendance in accordance with college procedures 
  • Responds to student inquiries and provides feedback in a timely manner 
  • Communicates available college resources to students

Instructional Program Responsibilities 

  • Maintains timely communication with college program and supervisor 
  • Stays current on program goals, processes and outcomes 
  • Participates in program assessment and college accreditation

Teaching and Learning Values 

  • Creates a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness 
  • Encourages creative and critical thinking 
  • Actively engages students in the learning process 
  • Facilitates learning that applies to and enriches lives 
  • Clarifies expectations and encourages student responsibility for learning ? Promotes learning as a life-long process

Institutional Expectations:

  • Embraces diversity and actively collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Participates in recruitment and retention of students at an individual and institutional level in promotion of student success
  • Embraces, understands and uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions
  • Provides high quality, effective service to internal and external customers through continuous improvement and adoption of lean office practices




Your application will be scored based on the minimum qualifications, core competencies, and preferred qualifications. If you are unsure whether you meet all of the qualifications listed below, we encourage you to apply and address through your application materials all of the relevant education, transferable skills, and related experience that makes you a great candidate for this position.  Please ensure you include all information on your application which you wish to be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelors in Horticulture, Agriculture or related field


Preferred Qualifications

 Masters in Horticulture, Agriculture or related field




*Please Note: As part of the first round of screening, the committee will conduct an anonymous review of the application materials and will not be able to view any personally identifiable information. Please be sure that your application is complete and thoroughly depicts how you meet the minimum qualifications, core competencies and preferred qualifications.  

Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove your social security number from your documents, including transcripts. Documents containing social security numbers will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Chemeketa makes employment decisions based solely on the candidate's demonstrated competencies as related to successful performance in the position.  


  • Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends
  • All positions at Chemeketa are required to be available for work onsite as requested by the college.
  • Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire
  • Employees must maintain Oregon, Washington or Idaho residency as a condition of employment.
  • Recently hired faculty are expected to participate in a new faculty orientation program
  • Successful applicants for designated positions must successfully pass a background inquiry, which may include criminal, driving, credit and full background checks. Only information relevant to the position will be considered. An individual with negative information on their background inquiry will not necessarily be denied employment. 
  • Providing false information will result in rejection of an application, employment offer or dismissal

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary requirements are met.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans' Preference when applying with Chemeketa Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will be given only if the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.

For information regarding Veterans' Preference qualifications, visit


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) -OR-
    • Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension -OR-
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs -OR-
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at 

The College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution committed to an environment free of discrimination and harassment. The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, whistleblowing, genetic information, domestic abuse victim, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under federal, state or local laws.

For questions about equal employment opportunity and/or affirmative action, contact 503 399 2537. For questions regarding sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual misconduct policies, or for filing a complaint, contact the Title IX coordinator at 503 584 7323.  
To request this publication in an alternative format, please call 503 399 5192


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