Applied Animal Science Technology-Lead Instructor

Wilkes Community College

United States

June 22, 2021


Posting Details Job Title Applied Animal Science Technology-Lead Instructor

Job Description

This is a full-time, 12-month position. The faculty member must instruct assigned courses in accordance with NCCCS curriculum standards and course descriptions in addition to the standards and guidelines set forth by the program accreditation entity. Courses may be scheduled for day, evening, or weekends and in WCC's service area and high schools. WCC views faculty members as learning-facilitators who actively engage students in the learning process.

Full Time or Part Time Full Time Essential Duties Summary

The Applied Animal Science Technology faculty position includes the following responsibilities and expectations:

• Eighteen to twenty-five hour teaching load comprised of courses within the Applied Animal Science Program of Study, plus a minimum of five scheduled office hours.

• Utilize instructional plans to direct and assess student progress in achieving theory and performance requirements of the program.

• Initiate, develop and perform ongoing business, industry, farmers, and agriculture extension relationships to foster growth while interconnecting the program of study with service area agriculture operations.

• Learner-centered, outcomes-based instruction delivered via traditional classroom, interactive video, and internet.

• Assist with semester scheduling, textbook order, and reporting obligations for the program's accreditation body.

• Assist with student recruitment for programs and division.

• Support career and college promise classes including instructors to ensure curriculum alignment.

• Ability to lead hands-on lab projects from beginning to end; create a safe working environment, and demonstrate animal safety on location at farms and on campus.

• Commitment to WCC's mission, vision, and core values.

• Support of the college's initiatives to enhance the critical thinking skills and global awareness of our students.

• Effective advising and registering to promote program/goal completion.

• Continuous improvement through assessment and evidence-based decision making.

• Curriculum development and quality assurance in the teaching discipline(s) and programs.

• Serving on division and college committees, as assigned.

• Support of student organizations and other campus activities.

• Maintaining currency in the teaching discipline(s).

• An understanding of the mission and organization of the NC Community College System.

• Applicants for the position of Applied Animal Science Technology Instructor are encouraged to review WCC Policies and Procedures, 2020 Vision Statement, and current WCC catalog.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in course content, as evidenced by education and/or experience, effective in directing and evaluating student learning and laboratory performance, and be prepared in educational theory and techniques.

A.A.S. in Applied Animal Science Technology, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 year's work experience
  • Coursework in Agribusiness Technology
  • Physical Demands

    Walking up to 4 hours per day Standing/sitting up to 4 hours per day Lifting up to 25 lbs Climbing/stooping frequently Pushing/pulling frequently Stretching/reaching overhead

    Posting Number 10207P

    Open Date 06/07/2021 Close Date 06/22/2021 Open Until Filled No Desired Start Date 08/02/2021 Review Start Date 06/22/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicant must complete the Wilkes Community College online application process which includes a cover letter, a resume, references (including a recent supervisor), and unofficial college transcripts (if hired, official college transcripts will be required).

    The applicant must be able to successfully pass a background check.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have at least an associate's degree?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least 3-5 years work experience in the related field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Associates
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Bachelors
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Masters
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