• Crowder College, Agriculture Instructor

  • Posted: 03/22/2021

    Position Summary
    Teach agronomy, horticulture, ag mechanics courses as assigned by the division chair and in keeping with the guidelines listed below.  Assignments may include all delivery methods (traditional, online, ITV and flex) and on any of the Crowder instructional sites (Neosho, McDonald County, Cassville, Webb City, Nevada). These may include, but are not limited to Crop Science, Soil Science, Forage Crops, Grain Crops, Agriculture Mechanics, Feeds and Nutrition, Ag Chemicals, Ag Career Development, General Horticulture, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management and Landscape Design/ Nursery Management.  Advise students as needed.
    Essential Job Duties
    The primary function of faculty members at Crowder College is to help Crowder students maximize their learning. Duties include those related to curriculum, instruction, student advisement, professional enrichment, institutional service and other tasks associated with full-time faculty, which may include evenings and weekends. Delivery methods may include traditional, online, or flex. Travel to other instructional sites may be required. Learning is the key to human growth and development. In order to help our students be better learners, faculty members in general are expected to:

    • Teach a regular load of 15 hours per semester as assigned by the Division Chair.
    • Advise students as needed.
    • Maintain regular office hours. Generally, that would include 8-10 hours total per week with times in both mornings and afternoons.
    • Must be active with Division student organizations: Aggie Club, PAS.
    • Aid with planning and implementation of Travel Seminars
    • Be willing and able to assist with farm supervision in the absence of the farm manager.
    • Oversee assigned Career Development Events during Aggie Day
    • Manage and operate the greenhouse and outdoor agronomy lab.
    • Actively serve on institutional committees as needed.
    • Devote full time and energy to maximize student learning outcomes.
    • Continue learning through professional development activities.
    • Develop teaching methods for all modes of delivery.
    • Be role models for learning behavior.
    • Include students in all facets of instruction, guidance, and academic association.
    • Maintain confidential relationships with respect to student information.
    • Respect student thought.
    • Select appropriate texts and other course materials in conjunction with the appropriate division chair. Selection of materials should be reported to the bookstore by the prescribed deadlines.
    • Adhere to student abilities and competencies listed in the institutional syllabus of courses taught.
    • Develop and distribute course syllabi based on the institutional syllabi. Copies should be submitted to Division Chairs and AVP/VP each semester.
    • Return evaluated student exams and papers in a timely fashion.
    • Develop and utilize assessment instruments in conjunction with department, division, and college assessment goals.
    • Maintain grades and class status information.
    • Submit required reports by deadlines.
    • Meet classes at the listed times.
    • Actively support college activities.
    • Conduct student evaluations in conjunction with other performance measures.
    • Do faculty evaluations within prescribed guidelines.
    • Perform departmental and divisional responsibilities.
    • Must attend graduation ceremonies
    • Be willing to learn how to teach courses online 
    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Master’s degree required in Agriculture or closely related field.  
    • 18 hours of upper division courses in an agriculture area
    • Willingness to teach or learn to teach on-line.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and implement responsibilities effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, other professionals, staff, and the public. 
    Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Three years teaching experience preferred.
    • Experience in development of materials and media for online learning
    • Knowledge of a learning management system (such as Canvas)
    • Preferential consideration will be given to individuals holding credentials to teach agriculture