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Horticulture Full-Time Faculty
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: Rank and salary dependent on academic credentials and work experience.
Posted Date: 6/27/2014 9:15 AM
Position Number: F0011

  • Master’s degree in Horticulture or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Horticulture from a regionally-accredited institution preferred; Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or a related field with completion of master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in horticulture no later than August 16, 2017 required.
  • Occupational experience in horticulture or a related field preferred.
  • Successful teaching experience at the community college level preferred.
  • Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Commitment to developing and teach courses through distance learning modalities preferred.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in the English language required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and belief in the comprehensive mission of community colleges required.

  • Teach day and evening classes in horticulture at on- and off-campus locations.
  • Cultivate relationships with regional horticulture industry and transfer institutions.
  • Work with the Greenhouse Manager to ensure that the Treadwell-Jones Greenhouse is operated in manner consistent with its mission and serves as a laboratory for horticulture education.
  • Integrate technology in courses and the curriculum as appropriate.
  • Develop and teach new courses as necessary.
  • Develop and teach courses using distance learning media as appropriate.
  • Establish and assess student outcomes and participate in Institutional Effectiveness initiatives to include assessment and program reviews.
  • Maintain ten office hours per week with accessibility to students.
  • Advise students on curriculum and career goals.
  • Provide leadership and service on college committees.
  • Pursue professional growth and development activities in Horticulture.
  • Advance the college mission by involvement in college, community and professional activities that enhances the college and impact student development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Rank and Salary: Rank and salary dependent on academic credentials and work experience

Position Available: August 16, 2014. This is a full-time nine-month teaching position. Reappointment will be based on performance evaluations and institutional needs and is contingent on completing a master’s degree and 18 graduate semester hours in horticulture by August 16, 2017.

The College: Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) is a member of the Virginia Community College System and is located in historic Abingdon, Virginia. Abingdon is in far southwest Virginia, half-way between Roanoke, Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee on Interstate 81, part of a metro area of 600,000. VHCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and serves the City of Bristol, Virginia; Washington County and the western portion of Smyth County. The college offers comprehensive instruction to more than 3,500 students in occupational-technical areas, college transfer programs, continuing education, developmental education, general education and specialized regional and community service areas.

Application Process:
  • A letter of interest addressing qualifications for position, view of the community college faculty role and professional aspirations
  • Resume
  • A list of three references with names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Complete the Virginia State Application online through the Recruitment Management System at
  • Unofficial copies of ALL undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.  As a suggestion submit your transcripts in one document and attach to the online application. Please note there is a 2 MB size limitation. We MUST receive copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions. If the transcripts are not attached to the on-line application, provide as the "transcript document" a written letter to indicate that the transcripts will be emailed, mailed or sent separately. The application will not be accepted without this required documentation. If your transcripts are on file at VHCC or if you need assistance, it is the applicant’s sole responsibility to contact the Human Resources Department by calling 276-739-2425 or emailing to request your transcripts be added to your application packet.
This position will remain open until filled; however first consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 18, 2014. Applications will only be accepted online. Submit all attachments with online application.

Resumes may not be substituted for the application. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received. Incomplete on-line applications or other materials submitted via e-mail, postal mail, fax or in-person will not be considered except as noted above.

Official transcripts are required before a contract will be issued. The job announcement may be accessed at (click on About VHCC and Employment Opportunities). For questions about the on-line application process please call (276) 739-2425.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position,
however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon hire.
VHCC participates in E-Verify.
Selected applicant will be subject to a background check.
An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer