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CCV Part Time Faculty - Botany - Fall 2023

Community College of Vermont

Job Description

The Community College of Vermont seeks applicants for a part-time faculty position to teach Botany for the Fall 2023 semester at the CCV Brattleboro Academic Center.

Every year Community College of Vermont employs nearly 800 part-time faculty to teach its courses at 12 locations statewide and online, and we are always looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable teachers. All faculty work part-time with a maximum of three courses each semester.

Our Mission: The Community College of Vermont, a Vermont State College, supports and challenges all students in meeting their educational goals through an abiding commitment to access, affordability, and student success.

Day/Times: Monday and Wednesday, 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Semester Dates: 9/06/2023 - 12/18/23

Location: Brattleboro

Course Description:

This course provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of plant growth and development. Higher plant structure, metabolism, growth regulators, and mineral nutrition are emphasized. Students also become acquainted with the diversity of plants and plant-like organisms through study of bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, mosses, and lower vascular plants.

Essential Objectives:

1. Define and apply the terms essential to the study of botany.
2. Summarize the development of the science of botany, and evaluate the ways botany relates to issues confronting humanity.
3. Summarize the principles of plant classification and identification in the lower and plant kingdoms.
4. Explain the structure and function of plants’ cells, tissues, and systems.
5. Summarize plant nutrition, metabolism and photosynthesis.
6. Explain plant reproduction and genetics.
7. Explain the evolution of plants, their place in an ecosystem, and plants’ adaptation to environments.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying quantitative data and information.
9. Explain how knowledge created in the natural sciences has contributed to the creation, maintenance and dismantling of social inequalities and discuss the impacts of diversity and inclusion on scientific research and practice.

Lab Objectives:

1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to:
a. formulate and evaluate real-world scientific questions;
b. ethically plan and implement accurate data collection;
c. analyze and evaluate data;
d. generate conclusions based on analysis and justify claims with evidence;
e. integrate the related work of other scientists; and
f. propose ideas for further inquiry.
2. Communicate findings in a format appropriate to the discipline and type of investigation, such as a laboratory notebook, laboratory report, observational study, field investigation report, poster, or presentation using appropriate evidence to support these findings.
3. Understand the structure and purpose of peer-reviewed publications.
4. Evaluate scientific information for validity, accuracy, reliability, and methodology.
5. Identify and follow lab safety techniques that are aligned with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


Preferred credential/experience:

Master's degree required.

CCV values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. CCV strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

Additional Information: All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions: In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes our online employment application, cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references at: https://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment/

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

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