Adjunct Horticulture, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ

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Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Number: 202200048A

Closing: Continuous

Summary and Duties

If you are considering a new job, work environment or career opportunities you should look at Mercer County Community College. MCCC is a publicly supported college that is open to all and dedicated to student success. In order to support that mission Mercer seeks to attract, retain, and support a skilled diverse workforce which is our most valuable resource. We thrive on and are proud of our diversity and open access. Our students and employees find the College large enough for a multitude of offerings yet small enough to keep the "Community" feel for all. The College consists of two campuses, the James Kerney Campus (JKC) in the capital city of Trenton, NJ and a larger 292 acre suburban campus just six miles north of Trenton.

As part of the comprehensive and valuable benefits package the College offers credit course tuition waivers for employees, spouses and dependents. This allows for employees and their families to take advantage of earning a higher education degree without the high cost. The College offers students 69 Degree Program Options and 35 Credit Certificates from which to choose.

Reporting to the Dean, adjunct faculty provides assistance to students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate college resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process providing a direct impact to student success.   MCCC is seeking Adjunct faculty member to support the Program.  The position prepares and delivers classroom instruction for selected courses and serves as a valued member of the College.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches classroom lecture-style instruction, (includes using technology such as; automated presentations, computer generated slides, videos, college online interface).
  • Assessment of student progress and success in the classroom and with individual course assignments.
  • Advise students and mentor students through individual and group interactions
  • Hands-on lab instruction and supervision.
  • Ability to have final course grades calculated and submitted by the semester deadline as needed.
  • Staff and support office hours for student consultation and tutoring.
  • Delivery of course content may be in-person, on-line and hybrid based on course needs.
  • Selected applicants will be required to comply with current College policy and procedures related to COVID masking requirements, vaccinations and weekly testing.
  • Teaching opportunities may include day, evenings, weekend classes
  • Year round teaching opportunities available based on need.
  • Salary / pay is based on instructional hours taught in the semester.
  • Understanding and commitment to serving a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.
  • Participate in required adjunct duties.
  • Teach laboratory or lectures as assigned within the area of Horticulture.

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate Degree in  Horticulture or a related field is required from an accredited educational institution
  • Proven instructional experience and dedication to student success

Preferred Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Master Degree in related field required. from an accredited educational institution
  • Relevant industry and teaching experience is preferred.
  • Proven instructional experience and dedication to student success.
  • Proven instructional experience and dedication to student success
  • Instructional experience teaching both in person and online courses
  • Knowledge and experience with Blackboard learning management system or similar learning/advising management system.

Core Competencies

Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.

Customer Focus: Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.

Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Mercer County Community College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, nationality, political views, religion, disability unrelated to job or program requirements or any other characteristic protected by law is prohibited.
Effective September 1st, 2011:
MCCC is a New Jersey First Act Employer
Employment appointments require establishment of a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption is obtained.

MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011 newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue employment in their position.

In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.

The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and is housed in the Administrative Building office # AD 251. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information. Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN Interim Title IX Coordinator Mercer County Community College Phone: (609) 570-3526 Email:

Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843

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