This full-time faculty position will provide program instruction for NTC’s School of Agricultural Sciences, Utilities, and Transportation. The individual should be comfortable teaching a diverse set of program course topics in a variety of formats, and using multiple forms of technology for instruction.
Courses may include:
- Orientation to Agronomy
- Introduction to Soils
- Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
- Nutrient Management
- Introduction to Precision Agriculture
Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is a customer-focused, accessible provider of innovative life-long learning. The College seeks team-oriented, student-focused individuals who have a deep value of education to facilitate learning. NTC staff serves in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles, and Board of Trustee’s Executive Limitations and Productivity and Quality Measures. As a member of a learning team, faculty report to a designated dean and participate in program, school, interschool, and College-wide team activities. Faculty provide instruction, expertise, and leadership within their program and content area. Faculty are expected to remain current in their area of expertise and in the field of education through professional growth and continuous learning activities. Faculty contribute to the College community as exemplified by committee involvement, participation in leadership activities, academic advisement of students, and sponsorship of student activities. Faculty members are also encouraged to be involved in the NTC College through various service opportunities in community organizations or through other community activities. REQUIRED Expertise, Attitude and Abilities:Expertise:
An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of learning. Expertise in content areas being taught. A solid understanding of how the education and business worlds interface. Commitment to the use of new learning technologies. Excellent communication skills including oral, written and presentation skills.Attitude:
An uncompromising commitment to learning through the College’s mission, vision and values. A positive and proactive approach. Flexibility, a willingness to change. Open-mindedness, fairness, the ability to see multiple perspectives. A willingness to take risks. A willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. Strong support for diversity.Ability:
Success and commitment as a team member, fostering consensus and collaboration in and out of the classroom. The ability to manage projects, set and achieve specific objectives and measure results. Proficiency in use of technology, computers and software.Duties & Responsibilities
NTC Faculty will serve their learners and the College in the following ways:Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, out-of-classroom activities, and the mentoring of students and peers.Support and maintain collaborative relationships with business & industry, community based organizations, and K-16 partners.Assess and evaluate student performance in alignment with the College assessment plan in a timely manner.Conduct assigned classes for the scheduled length of time.Submit final grades by the scheduled due date identified on the academic calendar.Post and maintain office hours.Maintain accurate records of student attendance and achievement for up to one semester after the semester end, unless requested for a longer period of time.Furnish written evaluations as requested by students.Coordinate instructional support services to meet individual student accommodation and modification needs.Coordinate instructional material and timely distribution of such to regional campuses.Assist in student academic advising.Utilize and engage in professional day activities and team time as designated.Maintain course outcome summaries, learning plans, Performance Assessment Tasks (PATs), syllabi, and online Learning Management System template in the approved College format and time parameter.Actively select and use appropriate learning materials and resources including textbooks, library resources, equipment and supplies to enhance learning.Assist in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a new or modified course/certificate/program. Identify areas in need of improvement. Stay current and focused on learner needs.Collaborate with the program team in identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating strategic goals and objectives (Team Action Plans, Instructional Vitality Process).Assist in identifying, planning, and delivering continuing education and Business and Industry workshops and seminars.Participate in the budgeting and procurement process.Keep professionally up-to-date in area of content expertise and in the teaching profession.Participate in institutional, advisory and program team and committee meetings.Actively support diverse learners.Attend the College’s in-service sessions, and commencements and other activities as directed.Assist in the orientation of new full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, and all other employees within their content areas.Maintain professional certifications, licensures, and requirements.Assist in student recruitment and Student Services activities.Attend College Open Houses (on-campus and off-campus, set-up and take down) to assist with student recruitment.Assist with dual credit and other articulation/transfer agreements.Assist with coordination of grant development and management as directed.Maintain documentation as required by accreditation, program, or clinical sites.Assist, participate, support, and carry out the duties as assigned.
Required Faculty Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Horticulture or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience of Associates’ degree in the teaching content area with at least 3 years of experience working in the content area field.
2. Qualified at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor by the Wisconsin Technical College System. Must also meet Higher Learning Commission requirements, accreditation standards, and/or licensing standards where applicable.
3. Experience in teaching and working with diverse populations preferred.
4. Occupational instructors must have a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) full-time or equivalent demonstrated relevant occupational experience, one of which must be within the last five years.
5. May waive the occupational experience of one year within the last five years if the candidate has two years post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years.
The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the essential functions of persons assigned to this position. They may also require some flexibility and interpretation to fit the needs of other areas of the College such as the Alternative High School. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.
6 to 8 hours: Performing repetitive movements, grasping and working indoors 4 to 5 hours: Standing and walking
1 to 3 hours: Balancing, bending, driving, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, twisting and working in temperature extremes
Less than 1 hour: Climbing, crawling, working at heights and working outdoors
Lifting and Carrying:
Less than 10 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour 10 to 20 pounds: 10-15 repetition(s) per hour
20-50 pounds: 1-10 repetition(s) per hour
50-100 pounds: Less than 1 repetition per hour
More than 100 pounds with help: Less than 1 repetition per hour
Additional Physical Requirements:
Vision: Adequate with aid to read instructions, labels, documents, computer screens, and differentiate between colors.
Hearing: Adequate with aid to understand oral requests, telephone conversation, and PA systems.
Required Employee Program Safety Training:
Bloodborne Pathogen, emergency action plan, emergency eye wash, emergency procedures, ergonomics (office/workplace), hazardous waste, medical waste and slips, trips & falls.