Mechanized Agriculture Instructor

Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Mechanized Agriculture Instructor

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/26/2017 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 08/10/2017

Essential Functions:
Include team teaching a full range of Reedley College Mechanized Agriculture courses including topics in heavy duty brake systems, heavy duty suspension and steering, diesel engines, diesel fuel systems, heavy duty electrical systems, heavy duty hydraulic systems, heavy duty air conditioning systems, heavy duty power trains, service department fundamentals, and welding; teach agriculture mechanics classes such as introduction to agricultural mechanics, introduction to agricultural welding, small gasoline and diesel engines, electrical and hydraulics fundamentals and agricultural welding fabrication; participating in program review, and student learning outcome development & assessment; under the supervision of the area dean, and in cooperation with the department chair assisting in the operation of the mechanized agriculture budget, facilities and programs; attending departmental, division, and faculty meetings including workshops; serving on staff, college and district committees and contributing through appropriate committee assignments; recruiting and advising students; participating in departmental co-curricular activities such as clubs, FFA/CATA events; maintaining standards of professional conduct and fulfill other duties and responsibilities of instructional staff as required by Administrative Regulation 7122. Duties may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings, modalities (including on-line) and times, including evenings, weekends, and may be on the Reedley College campus and/or off-site community campus locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Include a bachelor’s degree and two years of appropriate full-time professional experience; OR an associate’s degree and six years of appropriate full-time professional experience; OR a valid California Community College credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency); AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
Include professional competency by successful teaching and work experience in agriculture mechanics; ability to assist in developing new curriculum in heavy duty truck technology classes; ability to use current educational technology methods and tools; experience working with students of various ages and cultural, economic and educational backgrounds; knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; commitment to professional growth; knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; strong computer skills; and memberships in professional organizations.

Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $54,029 - $81,342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3696. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:

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