Santa Rosa Junior College is currently accepting applications to establish a pool for adjunct teaching assignments. Adjunct teaching assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed. This job posting is not for a specific assignment or for a full-time faculty position.
Candidates selected for the pool and offered an assignment must be located near enough to the District or plan on moving near the District to accept part-time, substitute or emergency assignments. Candidates who are recommended for the pool after committee interviews will only be added to the pool for disciplines interviewed and qualified for (not necessarily all disciplines included in this job posting where multiple disciplines are listed). Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District's sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes, with office hours being mandatory.
Applications are accepted for adjunct faculty pools on a continuous basis. If the department has an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, they will review applications. If the department does not have an immediate need to add candidates to their pool, all applications will remain on file until the need arises or up to one year. If selected for interview, candidates will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees. If recommended for the pool, references will be checked at any point beyond the interview. If selected for the pool, candidates remain in the pool for a period of four years.
The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College is made up of eight full-time and over sixty-five adjunct instructors teaching over 2,500 students.
It is the largest community college agriculture program in California, and has been recognized as an Outstanding Agriculture Community College Program by the California Agriculture Teachers Association (CATA).
The Agriculture/Natural Resources Department includes 11 diversified program areas with over 20 different degrees and certificates serving the needs of career-focused and transfer students. The Department also includes a dedicated hands-on learning laboratory in Shone Farm, a 365-acre diversified farm in the Russian River Valley. Shone Farm includes 120 acres of forest, 100 acres of pasture for various livestock herds, 90 acres of vineyard, 12 acres for crop production, 4 acres of olive and apple trees, and 39 acres of buildings and improvements. Shone Farm also features a bonded winery that produces award-winning wine, and a large agricultural pavilion for classes, events, and equestrian activities. Altogether, it is one of the largest agriculture sites in the California Community Colleges system, and a place where SRJC students learn commercial production techniques that prepare them for the workplace or transfer to a four-year university.