Under the general supervision of the Division Dean of Agriculture, Science, and Mathematics, the Adjunct Associate Professor of Agricultural Production teaches organized classes primarily in the Agricultural Production discipline(s); the primary responsibility is to teach up to 10 units (part-time) in the assigned discipline.
- Responsibilities and Duties
Duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to the following:
- Instruct courses in Agricultural Production in accordance with credit course outlines approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline specific technologies.
- Assist students in achieving stated course objectives. Evaluate the progress of each student and notify students in need of counseling services and/or tutorial assistance. Track student learning outcomes and maintain records of student learning outcomes.
- Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to make the program successful.
- Support the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of the students and various programs.
- Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials.
- Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting and budget development.
- Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.
- Attend various departmental, divisional and campus-wide activities and events as required.
- Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester.
- Perform other necessary duties as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.
- Conduct related laboratory instruction, including safe handling of materials and equipment.
- Support and promote student participation in livestock events.
- Attend industry-related meetings, workshops and job sites to remain current with new developments in the agricultural technology field. Support and participate with local high school agriculture and FFA programs.
- Support the Delta Agriculture and National Resources Foundation.
- Any Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any Associate degree and six years of professional experience.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agriculture science, education, or other agriculture area, and two years of professional experience.
- Experience in teaching postsecondary courses in Agricultural Production /Animal Science.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.
- Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment, including the use of multimedia hardware and software and online instructional techniques.
- Demonstrated leadership in developing curriculum for discipline specific courses and/or programs.
- Demonstrated leadership, ability, and desire to stay current in the field.
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with business and industry in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.
- Interest in or knowledge of teaching online and other distance education courses.
- Master's Degree in animal science.
- Demonstrated experience in the livestock industry.
- Demonstrated successful agriculture teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
- Demonstrated utilization of innovative methods and adaptability to change in order to meet the rapidly changing technology in agriculture.
- Maintain active membership in the California Agriculture Teachers Association.