Associate Professor/Professor of
Horticulture/Plant Science

Salary: $51,912.00 - $106,386.00 annually
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date/Time: 3/10/2017 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Stockton, CA
Department: Agriculture Science & Math


Under the general supervision of the Division Dean of Agriculture, Science and Mathematics, the Associate Professor/Professor of Horticulture/Plant Science teaches organized classes primarily in the Horticulture discipline; the primary responsibility is to teach 15 units (per term) in the assigned discipline and courses in Plant Science as needed.

Example of Duties

  • Instruct courses in Horticulture/Plant Science in accordance with credit course outlines approved by the Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline specific technologies.
  • Assist students in achieving stated course objectives. Evaluate the progress of each student and notify students in need of counseling services and/or tutorial assistance. Track student learning outcomes and maintain records of student learning outcomes.
  • Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to make the program successful.
  • Support the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of the students and various programs.
  • Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials.
  • Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting, equipment and supply purchases and tracking, and budget development.
  • Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.
  • Attend various departmental, divisional and campus-wide activities and events as required.
  • Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester.
  • Participate in the procurement and coordination of supplies, equipment and materials for the Horticulture and Plant Science program. Support and promote student participation in Horticulture events.
  • Meet with Agriculture Advisory and Horticulture Committees and participate in the review of programs and curriculum.
  • Assist with inventory records of equipment and maintain in proper operating condition. Maintain and supervise instructional facilities (for example, Horticulture Center- green house) as assigned.
  • Promote and recruit Agriculture, Plant Science and Horticulture students from community high school programs
  • Support and participate in the Delta College Horticulture, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Foundations.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the Instructional Support Assistant.
  • Perform other necessary duties as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.



  • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or Plant Science and two years of related experience with emphasis in Horticulture.
  • Associate degree in Horticulture or Plant Science and six years of related experience with emphasis in Horticulture.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • Experience in teaching postsecondary courses in Horticulture/Plant Science.
  • Master's degree in Horticulture or Plant Science.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment, including the use of multimedia hardware and software and on-line instructional techniques.
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing curriculum for discipline specific courses and/or programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership, ability, and desire to stay current in the field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with business and industry in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.
  • Interest in or knowledge of teaching online and other distance education courses.
  • Interest in or knowledge of teaching courses in a large lecture setting.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in landscaping and/or nursery industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with advisory committees in the development and revision of curriculum, job placement strategies and program review.
  • Have or be able to obtain a Pest Control Advisor License, Qualified Applicators License, Qualified Applicator Certificate.
  • Maintain active membership in the California Agriculture Teachers Association

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