Position Type Faculty
Job Title Director and Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology (John
Classification Title Twelve Month Faculty
Campus Location ASU Beebe
Arkansas State University – Beebe, a two-year residential community college a
part of the Arkansas State University System, invites applications for
Director and Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology, John Deere to
lead and teach in its John Deere training program.
The successful candidate will possess the leadership and management acumen to
guide a robust training program to include teaching, curriculum development,
maintain and develop relationships with area John Deere dealerships, manage
two full-time instructional staff, advise and mentor students, and maintain a
clean and quality learning environment.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge of the
discipline to share in the teaching of John Deere Equipment Maintenance
courses to post-secondary students. Courses taught specific to John Deere
tractors and implements include Controls, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Air
Quality Systems, Power Trains, Harvesting Equipment, Diagnostics, and Engine
Systems. The successful must embrace online education and Zoom technology as
the program is developing an at a distance program.
The individual hired will:
Maintain regular collaboration with John Deere Corporate and Dealerships
to meet the needs of dealerships and ASU-Beebe
Work closely with John Deere corporate and dealerships to assist with
laboratory instruction such as training aids and other equipment
Work closely with John Deere dealerships to manage internship requirements
Cultivate relationships with the advisory committee membership to achieve
department and college goals
Manage departmental budget in concert with Dean of Career Education
Achieve program recruitment goals to ensure a minimum annual program
enrollment of at least 30 John Deere students
Work closely with John Deere AG Tech instructors to achieve recruitment
and program goals
Mentor and advise students in program
Teach face-to-face and online
Be proficient with CANVAS and Zoom technology to deliver face-to-face and
online course content (training provided)
Provide instruction on performing minor and major repairs on John Deere
tractors and equipment
Provide instruction on conducting regular preventative maintenance on John
Deere tractors and equipment, including inspection, tire rotation, and oil
Provide instruction to diagnose problems and troubleshoot repairs of John
Deere tractors and equipment
Ability to create lesson plans and program level outcomes and carry them
out effectively as well as follow written curriculum
Participate in course and program assessment
Take daily attendance of students and record attendance
Record grades and ability to assess student performance
Assist with fundraising and grant writing for the John Deere Agriculture
Use Office 365 and other campus technology adequately and appropriately
Maintain a safe learning environment in the lab/shop area
Safely operate John Deere tractors and training aids
Maintain annual John Deere University Continuing Education requirements
Participate in John Deere Instructor Development Week as needed
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned
The ideal candidate will possess a strong desire for teaching online and
engaging in students at a distance in an online environment.
3 years of work experience in an Agriculture Equipment or John Deere
3 years teaching experience in a diesel/farm equipment related curriculum.
3 years farm equipment management experience (dealership, education,
John Deere Core Certified (may be required to recertify)
5-years work experience in a John Deere Dealership
Post-secondary teaching or industry training experience
Familiarity with John Deere Service Advisor 5
John Deere Core Certified
Minimum Salary or Salary Range $60,000
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel continuously
Reach with hands and arms continuously
Climb or balance regularly
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl frequently
Talk or Hear continuously
Taste or smell frequently
Up to 10 pounds regularly
Up to 25 pounds frequently
Up to 50 pounds occasionally
Up to 100 pounds occasionally
More than 100 pounds
Does this position have any special vision requirements? Check all that apply.
Close vision, Distance vision, Color vision, Peripheral vision, Depth
perception, Ability to adjust focus
Background Check Statement
This position will be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender
registry background check. In cases where pre-determined, an additional
financial/credit history/ background check may be required as well.
Convictions that have been sealed or legally eradicated and misdemeanor
convictions for which probation was completed and the case was dismissed, will
be excluded. Disclosure does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.
Factors such as dates of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation,
rehabilitation and position applied for will be taken into account.
Background Check Requirements Both
ASU Beebe EEO Statement
Arkansas State University-Beebe shall provide equal opportunity for employment
to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, age, or veteran status, and shall strive to achieve full and equal
employment opportunity throughout our campuses for faculty and staff. Our goal
is to foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their
diverse backgrounds and differences.
Posting Number F1562014
Open Date 01/11/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Note: If you are a veteran, disabled veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran
and would like Veteran's Preference, we will need to see proof of status in
order to grant that. Please see Veteran's Preference section of the
application for specific proof.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
What is the highest level of education attained?
High School Diploma
Do you have at least 3 years of work experience in an Agriculture Equipment or John Deere Dealership?
Do you have at least 3 years of teaching experience in a diesel/farm equipment related curriculum?
Do you have at least 3 years of farm equipment management experience (dealership, education, or owner/operator)?
Are you John Deere Core Certified or eligible to to recertify?
Documents Needed To Apply
Proof of Veteran's Preference