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Agriculture Power Equipment and Farm Operations Instructor

Agriculture Power Equipment and Farm Operations Instructor

Posting Date: 
Job ID: 
# of Openings: 
Appleton Main Campus
Hours Per Week: 
Weeks Per Year: 
Work Schedule: 
Schedule flexibility is needed, and the teaching schedule may vary.
Anticipated Start Date: 
April 2018
Internal Applicant Salary/Rate: 
Based upon the applicable compensation structure
Posting Duration: 
Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met
Shift Differential: 

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Basic Functions & Responsibilities

This individual will be required to instruct classes in Agriculture Power Equipment/Agriculture Service Equipment Technician/Farm Operations program areas. Flexibility in the work schedule is essential.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

Essential Job Functions


  1. Facilitation of Learning. Plan, prepare and deliver instruction and facilitate the learning of students in associate degree, technical diploma, basic education, continuing education, and/or contract training programs. Assess the learning outcomes of students at the unit, course, and program level.
  2. Curriculum Development. Develop, revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials which are competency-based, current, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
  3. Classroom Management. Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
  4. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
  5. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations.
  6. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
  7. Professional Development. Participate in professional development activities which provide for continually updated knowledge and skills for the role of the contemporary instructor as directed by one’s Individual Professional Development Plan.

Secondary Job Functions


  1. Teach evening “off-campus” classes.
  2. Primary responsibility for Ag Shop maintenance and housekeeping duties.
  3. Monitor student graduation requirements.
  4. Serve as an “ambassador for agriculture” in a variety of community activities.
  5. Prepare and submit required reports.

Qualifications, Training and Experience


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in related and appropriate field. (Based on experience and expertise, an individual with an Associate Degree or equivalent and willingness to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within specific timeframe may be considered.)
  2. Minimum of two years of occupational experience in the field of the program or programs being taught, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years.  (One year of related occupational experience may be waived with at least two years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within the last five years.)
  3. Teaching or training experience is desirable.
  4. Appropriate CDL license level to operate equipment (Willingness to obtain CDL within specific timeframe may be considered)
  5. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
  6. Upon hire, must maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements and licensure required by other agencies to maintain individual and program accreditation, if applicable.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics



  1. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
  2. Flexibility in schedule, including availability for evening and weekend assignments.
  3. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  4. Demonstrated ability for written and oral communication with students, staff, employers and other external entities.
  5. Proficiency in computer use and applications which support teaching and learning.
  6. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students and the college.
  7. Ability to work with diverse student, staff, and community populations.
  8. Understanding and successful use of learning technology, both on-line and as a tool for distance education.
  9. A record of innovations which will facilitate student learning.
  10. Demonstrated development of course materials and assessments of student learning.
  11. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluations of courses.
  12. Willingness to take risks and try new things.
  13. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
  14. A commitment to the mission, purposes, and values of the college.
  15. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.




Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)