Summary of Duties
The Instructor has the responsibility for developing curricula and teaching Agriculture Technology courses for the Agriculture Technology program. The instructor is expected to work collaboratively and effectively with industry and fellow colleagues of related disciplines.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesTeach up to eighteen (18) contact hours weekly in assigned day, evening, or weekend courses. Able to teach alternative delivery modalities including flipped classes, cohort and hybrid course content. Provide 10 office hours weekly for student advising, curriculum development, assessment activity, etc.Provide 12 hours weekly of college and community service (committees, meetings, professional development, etc...).Ability to learn new technologies and be a self-starter. Assist the Chair with recommendations for hardware/software purchases, instructional scheduling, and use of facilities. Assist with marketing projects and promotion of the College, Agriculture Technology program, and individual departments or programs through a variety of activities. Instruct and facilitate classes and labs.Maintain a close working relationship with industry, maintain a high visibility in the community, stay current with latest technologies and incorporate into curriculum.Assist with establishing goals, objectives and resources needed in the Agriculture Technology program.Develop professionally by continuing to seek and learn new knowledge and skills in the Agriculture industry and other associated areas.Actively participate in divisional, college committee and related activities.Be committed to implementation of the philosophy and conceptual framework of the HSPS Division and its programs.Perform other similar duties as required.
Experience, Skills & Abilities
Working experience in precision agriculture and prescription mapping is preferred with at least two years of industry experience. Requires an ability to organize activities and to maximize student learning outcomes; must be knowledgeable in delivering instruction via distance education and in accommodating academic schedules to meet the needs of students. Previous teaching experience at a two-year college level is preferred.
Education & Certifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Agriculture, Agroecology, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Plant Science, Food Science, Food Engineering, Agronomy, or Horticulture.