Agricultural Business Instructor (Full-Time, Tenure-Track) Madera Community College
State Center Community College District
6/21/2023 at 11:55 PM
Madera Community College
At Madera Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.
An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
- Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
Madera Community College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Madera Community College.
The ideal candidate will share Madera Community College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 8,500 students in which 67% identify as Latinx, 9% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 17% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Madera Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the students it serves.
Providing instruction in Agriculture Business on the Madera Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:
- Teaching courses in introduction to agriculture business, agriculture economics, agriculture computer applications, agriculture accounting, agriculture marketing, farm management, agriculture sales and communication, agriculture ambassadors and career preparation and leadership;
- Developing student entrepreneurial direct marketing opportunities and utilizing agricultural products produced by industry partners;
- Implementing program review recommendations which include: creating and revising curriculum including certificate and degree offerings, developing an agriculture business advisory committee, increasing enrollment and number of program completers, and developing an internship program;
- Assisting in job placement and follow-up with students in work experience or internship positions;
- Providing advice for students within the department, serving as advisor for co-curricular activities, and participating in recruitment activities with high school agriculture programs such as FFA competitive events and student leadership activities;
- Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
- Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
- Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed;
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
- Other duties as assigned.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; and
- Master’s in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area (including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture or other agriculture science); or
- A valid California Community College Credential; or
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly
as stated above, you must
petition for equivalency.
Conditions of Employment:
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds including students with disabilities;
- Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and staff both orally and in writing;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
- Preferred master’s degree in agricultural business;
- Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses in agriculture business;
- Teaching experience in agriculture;
- Work experience in agriculture business;
- Demonstrated ability to involve students in leadership activities
- Demonstrated ability to serve as co-curricular activity advisor for agriculture student organizations;
- Demonstrated ability and experience in recruitment of students;
- Commitment to professional growth and membership in professional organizations;
- Demonstrated ability to work with advisory committees and interact with employers;
- Demonstrated ability to identify and assess student learning outcomes and incorporate them into program improvement;
- Currently holds or is willing to obtain Class “A” California DMV driver’s license with passenger endorsement; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
178 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $64,962 – $97,799 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 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 Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and
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 by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection advisory 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
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. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Madera Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. MAGB-INS (Slot# 2794).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.
This is a full-time, tenure track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. Madera Community College
About the College
Located in the heart of California, Madera Community College recently became the fourth (4th) and newest college in State Center Community College District. Madera Community College offers affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities. The college is focused on student success, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education that motivates and empowers students to be successful.
Madera Community College strives to be a fully Guided Pathways college, helping students navigate their way to success at the community college level. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Guided Pathways presents courses in the context of highly structured, educationally coherent program maps that align with students’ goals for careers and further education. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.Madera Community College at Oakhurst
About the College Center
Madera Community College at Oakhurst is a satellite campus of Madera Community College. It is located just 20 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park and just minutes away from the Sierra National Forest. The campus provides opportunity and access to higher education for a geographically isolated population in Eastern Madera County. The campus currently serves Oakhurst, Mariposa County, Coarsegold, North Fork and the surrounding communities with over 75 courses in a variety of study areas. The center is slated to open a new permanent campus in Fall 2021.Madera Community College Mission“Empowering our students to succeed in an ever-changing world.”
Madera Community College Vision
- We proudly provide quality instruction and strong community partnerships that support students’ academic and workforce goals.
- We offer innovative and life-changing opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.
- We value our students’ personal and social growth through responsive and interactive college experiences.
- We inspire hope and promote a passion for learning.
- We transform students’ lives through high quality college programs and services resulting in degrees, certificates, transfer programs, and career skills.
"Madera Community College builds effective partnerships, strengthens communities, and transforms lives.“Madera Community College Values Student Success Through:
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
- Connection and Collaboration
- Equity and Inclusivity
- Trust and Accountability
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