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Horticulture Instructor - Part Time Adjunct Faculty

Job Description

Horticulture Instructor - Part Time Adjunct Faculty

East Peoria Campus, IL

Job Type

Agricultural & Industrial Technology

Job Number

12/31/2022 11:59 PM Central

EEO Statement
Illinois Central College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, order of protection status, use of VESSA rights, genetic information, military or veteran status (including discharge status), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Illinois Central College is looking for Adjunct Faculty to teach Horticulture Courses. Day and Evening course schedules are available. If courses are available, adjuncts may continue to teach for future semesters.

Adjunct Faculty are primarily responsible for instructing assigned courses meeting classroom standards. The Adjunct Faculty must follow institutional syllabi. Additionally, Adjunct Faculty will be required to maintain office hours to best ensure student success. Adjunct Faculty teach on a part time basis up to 12 contact hours per semester.

Essential Functions

This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Instruct and coordinate courses including lecture and/or lab based classes ensuring all necessary materials and tools are readily available and that safety standards are met, when appropriate.
  2. Follow syllabi for assigned courses communicating the expectations and schedule for the classwork.
  3. Maintain office hours and availability.
  4. Communicate with students working to ensure student success.
  5. Collaborate with Faculty and Staff to continuously improve and adapt the student experience to meet the needs of the student, community and institution.
  6. Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  1. Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Management, or Plant Sciences OR Associate's degree in Horticulture, Landscape Management, or Plant Sciences with 2000 work hours as a horticulture technician OR 10 years of experience working as a horticulture technician.

Please note:

The Horticulture Adjunct should be qualified to teach courses as follows:

· HORT 114 - Intro to Turf Grass Management

o MW - 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

o F - 9:00 am – 11:50 am

o Available – August through December

· HORT 130 – Woody Plant ID

o T - 11:00 am – 12:50 pm

o TH – 11:00 am – 1:50 pm

o Available – August through December

· HORT 213 – Landscape Layout and Design

o MWF – 11:00 am – 12:50 pm

o Hybrid class –online teaching component

o Available – August through December

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience instructing, tutoring, or similarly teaching in Horticulture, Landscape Management or Plant Sciences.
  2. Experience working in higher education.

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