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Agriculture Instructor
Odessa College in Odessa, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 05/16/2018
Category
Faculty-Agriculture-Other
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Number:

0601275  

Classification Title:

Faculty  

Working Title:

Agriculture Instructor          

Position Status:

Full-Time  

Position Type:

Faculty  

Department:

Agriculture  

General Summary:

Oversees the development and implementation of a technologically relevant agriculture program and serves as primary faculty for program courses. 

The nation's most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute's Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree with 18 or more graduate hours in Agriculture from a regionally-accredited institution; 
Computer literacy; 
Demonstrated ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students who are enrolled in dual credit classes; 
Excellent communication and presentation skills; 
Excellent work ethic; 
Commitment to teaching excellence.  

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Specific Position Duties:

Maintains relevancy of program focus and implements appropriate technological developments in the industry; 
Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college; 
Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; 
Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; 
Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; 
By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; 
Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; 
Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; 
Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; 
Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means; 
Teach assigned courses in the curriculum; 
Teach Web and Web-enhanced classes as requested, using a variety of instructional technologies; 
Teach collegeNow (Dual Credit) classes to locations in the west Texas area; 
Assist with recruitment, advising, and retention activities as well as participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees; and 
Perform other duties as assigned.  

Work Hours:

Varied according to schedule.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Letter of Reference 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  

Quicklink for Posting:

jobs.odessa.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51728  

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