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Parkland College Ag/Horticulture Tenure Track Position

Monday, December 03, 2018

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Parkland Community College Agriculture/Horticulture Tenure Track Position Opened

Parkland is now hiring for FALL 2019.  Courses taught may include Introduction to Marketing Standards; Agriculture Business and Farm Management; Plant Pest Identification; Agriculture Business Management; Soil Fertility and Fertilizers; Agriculture Sales; Grain Marketing; Agriculture Mechanization; and Agri-Business Work Exploration.  The Agriculture/Horticulture Tenure-Track Faculty works in conjunction with the Agriculture Program Director to develop, prepare, and deliver specific courses in both classroom and various lab settings.  They are responsible for supporting the needs of Agriculture Business Management, Precision Agriculture, and Agriculture degree seeking students through an active learning environment and coordinating activities/curriculum for current industry needs.  Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) bargaining agreement.  They advise and mentor students and participate in governance of their departments and the college.

Applicants must submit the following by the closing date (1/14/2019): 

  • An online Parkland College employment application ( Job #AgFac11.29.18
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Official transcripts from the institution where you received your highest degree
  • Teaching philosophy

Essential Job Functions:

  • Select and compile tests, assignments, and/or discussion exercises that permit the measurement of course competencies and learning objectives as outlined in Course Information Forms (CIF).
  • Conduct and accompany students on course related and industry sponsored field trips including those in and out of the 505 district
  • Prepare and utilize a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution and the A/EST Department
  • Maintain current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Timey submission of all grades for any assignments and exams for course completion utilizing Cobra Learning system and Web Advisor; submit required reports on student progress according to published deadlines.
  • Maintain communication with the Agriculture Program Director on course and/or student concerns.
  • Provide recommendations to the Dean, Department Chair, and Agriculture Program Director regarding curriculum.
  • Demonstrate a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration and community.
  • Attend required college and departmental meetings and participate in professional development activities.
  • Possess a passion for teaching community college students.
  • Actively participate in local high school events held on campus (FFA, recruiting).
  • Serve as an advisor for Phi Alpha Chi (Parkland Ag-Club).
  • Prepare and train agriculture students for agriculture contest teams and entries for PAS (Post-secondary Agriculture Student organization) and NACTA Judging.
  • Perform duties in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the college.
  • Is available for student advising/mentoring.
  • Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation; provides assistance to students in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Agriculture with 18 hours coursework in agriculture Business, Farm Management and/or Agronomy.  The following will also be considered: Candidates with an undergraduate degree in Agriculture must have two years related industry experience in Agriculture Business, Farm management and/or Agronomy and will complete a Master's Degree in Agriculture with 18 hours coursework in Agriculture Business, Farm Management and/or Agronomy within three years of hire.  Degrees must be conferred by May 31, 2019.
  • Applicant must pass a criminal background check with finger printing.
  • Ability to learn the Parkland information system and new programs as technology changes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two year related industry experience in Agriculture Business, Farm management and/or Agronomy.
  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Experience using online learning systems.
  • Experience with curriculum development.

For more information on the position and Parkland College open the attachment below.

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