Illinois Central College Temporary Full-Time Instructor, Horticulture in East Peoria, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: SummaryIllinois Central College is seeking a qualified individual to provide lecture and laboratory instruction for the existing horticulture program, develop new courses related to sustainable landscaping and serve on a team designing a Sustainability Center. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: teach Plant Materials classes including Identification and Use of Conifers, Broadleaf Evergreens, Ground Covers, Vines, Deciduous trees and shrubs, Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Ferns, Grasses, Aquatic Plants and Woodland Wildflowers; teach Turf Management classes including all aspects of Basic Turf, Advanced Turf (Lawn Care and Golf Course Management), Irrigation Systems (Design, installation, and troubleshooting); teach plant propagation, computer aided design using dynascape and teach Arboriculture including tree climbing techniques and pruning. Professional activities include: serve on the design team for the Sustainability Center; repair of the Irrigation system at the Land laboratory when needed; curator of the ICC Arboretum - plant inventory and mapping using AutoCADD; plant acquisition, planting and maintenance; maintenance of the Container Plant Nursery; Landscape and Garden Day coordinator and planning - liaison with Marketing, determination of theme and seminars and obtaining speakers; assist with Horticulture CDE; work with industry to keep up with current trends; develop internship plans and evaluation of internship students - assist students in determining internship station; provide student advisement - assist students with class scheduling and developing career plans; provide input to technician on maintenance tasks and scheduling; order equipment and supplies needed to accomplish arboretum tasks and laboratory activities; be a representative of the department and ICC by accepting speaking invitations and providing arboretum tours; promote the department and college by speaking highly of it when interacting with the community and public and assist technician with weekend watering.Education and/or ExperienceNecessary Qualifications:Bachelor's degree; applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture with a landscape design emphasis or an equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered. The successful candidate will have some experience teaching or training; demonstrate a minimum of two years experience in a horticulture area; must be able to teach students by explaining, demonstrating, and overseeing their exercises and by giving them advice on the immediate topic; must be able to coordinate, organize, and plan student projects; must be able to work collaboratively with other full-time faculty members to coordinate and mentor part-time instructors and must be able to represent programs to local employers and companies seeking ICC graduates or employee training. The physical level of function is Medium, which is defined as lifting 60 pounds max occasionally, and lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 25 pounds max frequently. Final candidates must successfully complete a physical determining that they meet the physical requirements of the job. Desirable Qualifications:Master's degree in Horticulture; 5 years of experience in a related field; 2-5 years teaching or training experience; obtained certifications recognized in the field and sustainable landscape design experience and credentials.