• AgriBusiness and Science Technology Instructor

    Posting Date: 4 weeks ago(4/25/2018 8:54 AM)
    Job ID:
    2018-1397
    Category:
    Faculty
    # of Openings:
    1
    Status:
    Full-Time
    Location(s):
    Appleton Main Campus
    City
    Appleton
    State
    WI
    Hours Per Week:
    40
    Weeks Per Year:
    38
    Work Schedule:
    Schedule flexibility is needed, and the teaching schedule may vary.
    Anticipated Start Date:
    July 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
  • Basic Functions & Responsibilities

    This position is responsible to teach in the Animal Science, Dairy/Livestock Nutrition/Ration Balancing, and Agribusiness Management/Sales areas. The instructor will teach classes in both the Agribusiness Science Technology Associate Degrees and Farm Operations Technical Diploma programs. The candidate have a strong animal science background and have three years or more of recent relevant Agribusiness Work Experience.  

    Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

     

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
    • 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.
    • Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
    • 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 Plant.  

    Qualifications, Training and Experience

     

    1. Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Dairy/Livestock Agribusiness or 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 (Animal Science, Dairy/Livestock, Animal Nutrition, Livestock Reproduction, Herd Management & Planning) in the field of the program or programs being taught, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years; Four years of occupational experience preferred.  (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. Ability to demonstrate work-related capabilities in the following areas: Dairy/Livestock, Herd Health, Ration Balancing, Animal Reproduction, and Herd Management.
    4. Teaching or training experience is desirable.
    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.

    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)

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