Agribusiness Technology Instructor
Available: July 2020
Provide quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. Faculty are responsible for the quality of the educational program. This is a 9 month teaching position (normal schedule August – May). Since this is a new program, ideally the candidate will start in July 2020 for program course design.
Essential Job Functions
- Collaborate with other faculty and program chair in development, implementation, and evaluation of the program curriculum.
- Responsible for the course content and flexible sections and content of the syllabi for all courses he/she is assigned.
- Follow the course description set forth in the common course library, integrating when appropriate:
- Advisory committee recommendations
- Needs of the market place
- Writing for learning
- Input from appropriate faculty
- Arrange for the acquisition and/or preparation of materials and equipment necessary to meet the course objectives.
- Maintain order of classrooms and labs.
- Ensure proper storage of materials and equipment at the end of each lab session.
- Prepare, distribute, and review with the student the first week of class a course syllabus that outlines clear and reasonable learning outcomes and expectations.
- Implement active learning techniques and use a variety of learner- centered instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to:
- Cooperative learning
- Experiential learning
- Writing for learning
- Critical thinking initiatives
- Faculty development support will be available to enhance skills in these areas.
- Focus on student learning outcomes taking into account the needs and abilities of the students and the mission of the college.
- Be familiar with academic and social supports that benefit diverse groups.
- Be supportive of students’ educational goals and make reasonable provisions to accommodate their individual differences while maintaining the academic integrity of the college.
- Perform other assignments, consistent with his/her professional abilities, as assigned by the program or department chair or administration in carrying out the mission of the institution. These duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Work with students, peers, and administrative and support staff in a professional manner that models constructive problem-solving (flexibility, preparation for required tasks); ethical conduct (respect and courtesy, consistency, fairness); organization (proper attire, attendance, decorum); and adherence to college policies and procedures…
- Post and maintain office hours as stated in the faculty handbook.
- Be available for student appointments for advising and assisting students in achieving their educational and vocational goals.
- Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data information to include enrollment reports, final grade reports, and book orders.
- Serve as an academic advisor to students.
- Assist in the registration and orientation process.
- Participate in college committees as elected or assigned.
- Submit leave reports, time sheets, and other required paperwork by established deadlines.
- Participate in professional development activities as deemed necessary by supervision.
- Assist in recruiting activities when assigned.
- Assist part-time instructors when requested.
- Work with the community in meeting the educational needs of our service area.
- Work a minimum of 39 hours per week with a minimum of 30 hours physically on campus. In addition to the normal campus hours, attend all mandatory meetings and participate in Professional Development and other campus activities (e.g. graduation, committee meetings, etc.)
- Teach day or evening classes as required.
- Assist in new course development as needed.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business Management or related fields such as Agriculture, Ag Education, Ag Extension, Animal Science, Horticulture, etc. This teaching position requires an equal balance of teaching theory and “hands-on” knowledge in agriculture, agriculture production, agriculture mechanization, agronomy, animal science, horticulture and farm management. Work will be performed in classrooms, labs and field trips. Physically able to stand, kneel, and stoop for extended periods of time and the ability to lift light to medium weight (10lbs. – 50 lbs.).
Master in Agriculture Business Management or related field with one of year teaching experience in a community college setting and one year of agriculture experience.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, each candidate must submit a completed Edgecombe Community College Application for Employment and photocopies of transcripts, licenses, and certificates to:
Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
Applications may be obtained from the receptionist on campus in either Rocky Mount or Tarboro, mailed on request, or printed from our website.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but will be reviewed as they are received.