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LC - Part Time Instructor, Horticulture and Landscape Technology

at Front Range Community College

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Reference #: 1756
Keywords: teaching

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Front Range Community College

Part Time Instructor, Horticulture and Landscape Technology - Larimer Campus

This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits except Colorado State retirement, PERA.


Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:

  1. A letter of interest detailing experience as related to the position;
  2. A resume;
  3. An eForm application;
  4. A copy of official transcripts;
  5. A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.

All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. If hired, official college transcripts will be required. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

Front Range Community College has been and continues to be dedicated to student success. This year FRCC has been chosen as one of 30 colleges to become a Pathways College out of over 200 colleges that applied nationally. We are seeking faculty who are fully committed to the principles of Pathways. This is the next step as our college and all faculty, staff and employees are devoted to diversity and inclusion on a daily, ongoing basis.


Front Range Community College is dedicated to maintaining curriculum integrity and consistent instruction by providing high quality teaching experiences.

We are learner-centered and responsive to diverse student goals, including service to community. We will facilitate learning where, when, and how it best suits the needs of the diverse learning public we serve. Our curriculum will prepare vocational, academic, and business-oriented students to succeed in a highly competitive, global economy by focusing on quality, innovation, technology, self-initiative, and problem solving. Collaboration, teamwork, cheerfulness, diversity and a priority on student success and satisfaction will characterize our work and our management. We recognize that our faculty, together with our staff, is our greatest asset and that our commitment to their continuous professional development is essential. We are driven to excel and embrace the importance of listening to our constituencies. Business and civic leaders will experience our resolve to be recognized as a model for a "virtual campus" spanning not only North Jefferson, Adams, Boulder, and Larimer counties, but wherever technology will allow us to educate effectively.

All qualified candidates will remain in a talent pool for future consideration.

Provides rigorous challenging, and engaging instruction based on FRCC curriculum standards and departmental policies. Front Range Community College recognizes and appreciates the key role and contributions that instructors have in relation to student success.


a. Creates an effective learning environment for students.
b. Teaches courses consistent with CCCNS template and appropriate course content guide, catalog description, at the scheduled time and place and meets required contact hours.
c. Uses appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses.
d. Sustains consistency and course integrity through participation in college-wide and programmatic assessment of student learning.
e. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and adheres to departmental standards and policies.


a) Submits teaching and regular meeting schedule.


a) Turns in official grade book (a legal, permanent record) to department at the end of each semester.
b) Submits syllabus to department by the end of the first week of class.
c) Provides each student with a syllabus that complies with FRCC/department syllabus guidelines by the end of the first week including all course requirements, course evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, make-up examination policy, and related course procedures.
d) Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion, normally within a week.
e) Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
f) Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes), including “No Shows” (students who have not shown up for class).
g) Learns and uses college software for final reporting, grades, student roster and attendance.


a) Assists students with study problems and with evaluating their potential for successful achievement in the course or discipline. Makes referrals as appropriate, i.e. for tutoring.
b) Follows/adheres to FERPA guidelines and maintains confidentiality.
c) Checks college email at least twice weekly when teaching.
d) Responds quickly to e-mail requests from administration as well as students.
e) Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment in and outside the classroom. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by Student Code of Conduct.
f) Checks FRCC voice mail at least twice a week.


a) Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and currency appropriate to the teaching assignment and consistent with FRCC/CCCOES policy.
b) Interacts sensitively with students, staff and faculty of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
c) Promotes a positive collegiate atmosphere.

Required Skills


HLT 101, 132, 150, 151, 160, 165, 202, 208, 210, 211, 221, 222, 223, 224, 226, 230, 232, 236, 237, 240, 242, 250, 260, 262, 280, 287

  • A related Associates (or relevant current industry license or certification) and 4000 verified occupational/industry hours within 7 years;
  • OR, a related Bachelor's or any Master's degree with 18 discipline related credits and 2000 verified occupational/industry hours within 7 years.

Related Degree, Credential, and/or Occupational Experience in: Horticulture, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Horticulture, Amenities Horticulture, Urban Horticulture, Arboriculture, Arborist, Forestry, Urban Forestry, Tree Care or Tree Care Technician, ASHS Associate Professional Horticulturist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, NALP Landscape Industry Certified Manager credential, recognized industry qualifications/ certifications CLT, CCNP, CLIA, ISA Certified Arborist, or related Business Ownership/License.

HLT 130, 230, 232

Related Degree, Credential and/or Occupational Experience: Licensure as a Landscape Architect by the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects, certification as a Professional Landscape Designer by the Certification Committee of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), or employment as a landscape designer or ownership of a landscape design firm.

HLT 211

Related Degree, Credential and/or Occupational Experience: Be an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist and certified as a Tree-care Safety Professional (CTSP) by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Shall hold a Commercial Driver's License, and Qualified Supervisor level Pesticide Applicator License (Ornamental Pest Control, Category 207) from the State of Colorado. Shall be able to provide verifiable evidence of having successfully completed an EHAP (Electrical Hazard Awareness Program) and aerial rescue training program (ARTP) for arborists within the last 12 months.

Required Experience


  • Industry experience in Landscape Design.


  • Experience using SketchUp.

Important Information:

Notice to Prospective Employees: Front Range Community College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:

  • Front Range Community College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • VAWA policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes

The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:

  1. By going to the internet website at: Clery Act Information
  2. Printed copies of the FRCC Campus Annual Security Report are available on request through the Dean of Students Affairs Office and any college Campus Security and Preparedness Office.
Job Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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