Plant and Soil Science Instructor
Walla Walla Community College - Walla Walla, WA

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Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants to fulfill the full-time tenure-track role of Plant and Soil Science Instructor on the Walla Walla campus.

Walla Walla Community College was recognized by the Aspen Institute as the top community college in the United States for 2013.

Walla Walla Community College is a comprehensive institution providing professional-technical, transfer, transitional studies, and extended learning programs at the postsecondary level. Most programs are located on the 110-acre Walla Walla campus site, which was established in 1974. Programs are also offered at the Clarkston Center in Clarkston, Washington; at Department of Corrections Facilities in Walla Walla and Connell, Washington; and at other off-campus locations. Over 12,679 students enroll annually. Full-time equivalent enrollment in 2011-2012 was more than 5,236 full-time equivalent students.

Description and Duties:
Walla Walla Community College is seeking a creative and talented instructor focused on student success who has a strong knowledge background in plant and soil science as well as teaching experience using a variety of strategies and technologies. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include student advising, curriculum development, and other college professional activities.

General Responsibilities:
Full-time teaching faculty are credentialed, professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing a quality education for all WWCC students. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty are responsible for engaging in professional development and college committees as well as engaging in the academic life of the college.

Competencies & Requirements:

· Ability to effectively combine an array of instructional methods to enhance understanding, including demonstrations, lectures, group discussions and activities, individual activities, etc.

· Ability to recognize the value of cultural, ethnic, gender and other individual differences in people; create an environment of valuing, encouraging and supporting differences.

· Ability to teach and assess learning objectives and standards to measure students’ learning and understanding.

· Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development.

· Ability to demonstrate effective classroom management.

· Ability to work with industry, through a local advisory board, to improve student recruitment, review curriculum and help place students into employment.

· Ability to work with college and local media to enhance student recruitment, retention, completion and employment.

· Master’s degree in Agriculture Science or related field from an accredited college or university required.

· Recent successful teaching experience at the community college and/or university level in the field of Agricultural Science required.

· Experience in developing and delivering lower-division curriculum at the community college and/or university level including on-line courses required.

· Recent successful work experience in agriculture or related field desired.

· Experience in student advising desired.

Conditions/Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time tenure track faculty positions exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement can be found on the WWCC Employment Page . In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Walla Walla Community College hires only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. Candidate may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment.
The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate’s placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $46,900- $50,500 for a standard 176-day contract, dependent on qualifications (additional compensation for doctorate degree). The College has an excellent faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement plan. The college also supports faculty professional development.

Required Application Materials:

Required Application Materials:
This position will remain open until filled with the first screening of applications on May 13, 2013. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • Online application.
    A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position*
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume*
  • Contact information for three professional references*
  • Unofficial transcripts*
    NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included with your on line application prior to submission.

WWCC also reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

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