Agriculture Instructor (Full-Time) Madera Community CollegeState Center Community College DistrictClosing Date: 2/8/2021 at 11:55 PMCampus Location: Madera Community CollegeStart Date: 12/18/2020Essential Functions:At Madera Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; andStrategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.Madera Community College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Madera Community College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Madera Community College.The ideal candidate will share Madera Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 7,000 students in which 68% identify as Latinx, 1% as Filipino, 8% as Asian, 3% as Black/African American, 18% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Madera Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction for STEM and CTE, providing instruction in Agriculture on the Madera Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:Teaching a full schedule of agriculture and related discipline courses such as: Agriculture business, Plant Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Mechanics, Viticulture, Enology, Horticulture, and Food Science;Coordination of the overall agriculture program at Madera Community College;Collaborating with district technology management to implement a Distance Education web page with links for students and faculty;Developing an agriculture industry advisory committee and coordinating advisory committee meetings at least twice a year;Creating and revising curriculum including certificate and degree offerings;Providing leadership in the development and implementation of new curriculum and academic programs that are in demand – eg. viticulture and enology, agriculture mechanics, pest control advisors, etc.;Meeting regularly with discipline/district peers;Staying current in the discipline and participating in appropriate professional development activities;Learning and applying emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner;Increasing enrollment and completion, assisting students in job placement and follow-up with students in work experience and internship/externship opportunities;Serving as advisor for co-curricular activities;Participating in recruitment activities with high school agriculture programs through Agriculture Ambassador Program, FFA competitive committees, workshops and activities;Developing student entrepreneurial direct marketing opportunities;Developing, monitoring and maintaining program budget including Perkins and Strong Workforce budgets and projects;Developing and managing local, state and federal grants and funding terms and conditions; andParticipating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;Serving on and participating in department, division, college, and district committees as needed; Working on assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.Minimum Qualifications:All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; ANDMaster’s in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area (including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture or other agriculture science)ORA valid California Community College Credential; ORThe equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency)(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)Desirable Qualifications:Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;Experience working with a diverse student population;Related work and professional experience;Ability to contribute to institutional vitality and growth;Teaching experience in agriculture and related disciplines at post-secondary level;Experience and demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses in agriculture and related discipline;Ability to recruit students and involve students in leadership activities;Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of improve student learning outcomes;Experience in using technology in the instructional setting;Evidence of and commitment to working as part of a team;Interpersonal and leadership skills to interact productively with a wide range of staff, students, consultants, government agencies and community members;Experience collaborating with community partners;Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff; andKnowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;Currently hold or be willing to obtain Class “A” California DMV driver’s license with passenger endorsement;Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;Related work and professional experience;Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; andKnowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.Conditions of Employment:177 duty days per year.Salary and Benefits:Starting salary is $57,750 – $86,942 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. Salary and stipends are prorated based on the number of duty days assigned.In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).Selection Procedure:Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and President for final interviews.A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO PlanFor more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office….. click apply for full job detailsTracking



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