Director and Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology (John Deere)

Arkansas State University Beebe

United States

February 11, 2022


Posting Details Position Type Faculty

Job Title Director and Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology (John Deere) Classification Title Twelve Month Faculty Campus Location ASU Beebe Job Description

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 of program
  • 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 changes
  • 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 Technology program
  • 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.

    Required Qualifications

    Associate's Degree

    3 years of work experience in an Agriculture Equipment or John Deere Dealership.

    3 years teaching experience in a diesel/farm equipment related curriculum.

    3 years farm equipment management experience (dealership, education, owner/operator).

    John Deere Core Certified (may be required to recertify)

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor's Degree

    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

    Stand continuously

    Walk regularly Sit occasionally 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 Close Date 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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • PHD
  • Do you have at least 3 years of work experience in an Agriculture Equipment or John Deere Dealership?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least 3 years of teaching experience in a diesel/farm equipment related curriculum?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least 3 years of farm equipment management experience (dealership, education, or owner/operator)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you John Deere Core Certified or eligible to to recertify?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Other
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference