Reports to Landscape Construction and Management Program Director.
The Residential Landscape Design Adjunct Instructor assists in curriculum planning, including planning, developing and implementing curriculum additions, deletions, and revisions for assigned course (HORT 244 Landscape Design 1).
This position requires the instructor to teach an in-person introductory Residential Landscape Design course. The course description is as follows:
HORT 244 Landscape Design I (2 credits)
Using a process-oriented approach that includes lectures and project assignments, introduces the student to residential landscape design. Offers a brief historical survey of the topic and covers site analysis, base map preparation, program development, and design development.
This opening is for the Spring 2023 semester.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities/Functions
- Develop and/or update course syllabus, prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format.
- Utilize Canvas system as a course support platform in in-person courses and as the delivery platform.
- Communicate course objectives and specific learning outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course.
- Implement academic policies, such as those relating to grading, academic probation, course failure, and course failure compensation.
- Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades.
- Participate in required orientations and instructor training programs.
- Attend instructor meetings and program events.
- Supervise student involvement in practical work assignments and projects while assisting individual students with classroom assignments and skill development to encourage successful attainment of program standards.
- Actively participate in and support college-wide assessment and evaluation efforts, especially related to math.
- Assist in planning and coordinating the logistics for program functions, including: instruction equipment and supplies; field trips; off-campus appointments; special presentations to the students.
- Maintain effective communication and close cooperation with the Program Director and Chief Academic Officer and other faculty/staff to effectively attain the overall educational objectives of the program.
- When possible, participate in professional development activities, as outlined in the Faculty Professional Development Plan.
- Attend and participate in scheduled In-Service Training Sessions.
- Support student compliance with Williamson’s Conduct Code, including regulations regarding attendance, dress and grooming, drug and alcohol abuse, fire and safety, and those general regulations that embody the ideals of gentlemanly behavior.
- Follow policies and procedures described in the Employee Handbook.
- Assist students in adjusting to established disciplinary standards and in internalizing the vital moral, ethical, and spiritual values of Williamson, with special emphasis on developing a positive work ethic.
- Perform other duties as may occasionally be assigned by the Program Director and/or Chief Academic Officer or the President.
Qualifications (Skills and Abilities Required)
- Landscape designer or architect with 3-5 years’ experience focused on residential landscape designs.
- Proficiency in Dynascape and/or AutoCAD software.
- The ability to design interactive and motivational classroom activities to teach practical techniques and design concepts for creating landscape designs for residential clients.
- The ability to use Booth and Hiss “Residential Landscape Architecture” textbook design concepts and processes to cover site analysis, base plan creation, functional diagrams, and practical, sustainable landscape designs that meet client expectations.
- Teach assigned classes as scheduled.
- This position requires the instructor to teach in-person.
- This opening is for the Spring 2023 semester.
- Physical demands of the position require standing on your feet for extended periods of time to teach.
Please note this position (job) description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position (job). Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Email cover letter that details credentials, teaching experience and interest in Williamson, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Michelle T. Williams
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO