Faculty - Horticulture Landscape (174 day)

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the area of Landscape Horticulture in career and technical education (CTE) for the Agricultural Sciences Department.   A course load of 15 credit hours per semester is required.  Teaching load will be assigned by the Administration and may include evening courses. Teaching responsibilities may include but not limited to: Landscape Construction, Hardscape Installation, Landscape Business Operations, and Equipment Operations.  Must evaluate, record, and report student achievement and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures.   Responsibilities will also include recruiting of prospective students, mentoring students, utilize Kirkwood learning management system, teach in a variety of modalities (in-person, hybrid and online), and providing assistance in development and implementation of departmental initiatives. Must be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in the College's Quality Faculty Plan.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate course syllabi and course handouts for each course taught.
  • Evaluate and record student performance/achievement on a regular basis and provide students with timely feedback utilizing Kirkwood online learning management system.
  • Participate in student learning assessment projects.
  • Maintain established office hours and meet with students as necessary.
  • Manage and maintain landscaping laboratory/shop, equipment, and instructional materials.
  • Collaborate in the development, assessment, and revision of curriculum.
  • Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental tasks and projects in the area of instruction or instructional support.
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Be able to organize and present concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies, and practices.
  • Abide by and enforce safety rules in all settings.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making classroom decisions.
  • Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week and be available on an as needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and general public.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Participate regularly in professional development and growth activities such as internal and external workshops, and conferences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in an educational setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Associates Degree in Horticulture or other programming-related discipline.
  • Three years of recent, relevant full time work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or other programming-related discipline.
  • Five years of recent, relevant full time work experience.
  • Community College teaching experience.
  • Pesticide Applicators Certification
  • Commercial Driver’s License
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

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Job ID: 98015

Posted 27 days ago

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