Temporary Instructor of Forest Resources Technology
Central Oregon Community College - Bend, OR

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To provide instruction in the Natural Resources Department (Forest Resources Technology Program) as a member of an instructional team of full-time and several part-time instructors. Instruction is for students in an Associate of Applied Science degree program. The position involves teaching, directing student discussions, selecting and conducting laboratory learning experiences appropriate for meeting objectives, and evaluating student performance in the classroom and laboratory.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide instruction in Forestry-related topics including, but not limited to: Dendrology (including woody and herbaceous plants), forest navigation (Map, Compass, GPS ), introduction to forestry (Forestry Perspectives), Supervision and Leadership, and Conservation of Natural Resources. This includes lecturing, directing and supervising student laboratory practices, and providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Full-time classroom teaching requires 15 load units (15 – 20 contact hours per week) per term, involving 10-75 students per class. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening classes taught on or off campus. Includes shared responsibility for curriculum development and participation in evaluation for courses and the program.

2. Serve as role model and supervisor in the Forest Resources Technology program. This will include coordinating classroom and lab experience through designated personnel in forestry and support areas. In addition, undertake a share of the administrative duties required for successful management of the forestry program.

3. Be responsible for recruitment and placement of students in conjunction with other department staff.

4. Provide community service. This includes teaching both credit and non-credit courses in the various communities of the College district, as other responsibilities allow, and articulating with members of the community regarding education interests and needs and the College’s ability to provide educational services. Community service also includes developing seminars and short courses, as other responsibilities allow.

5. Provide Student Advising and Assistance. Forestry faculties provide academic advising to an average of 50-75 students. A minimum of five office hours per week are required for student help sessions and program assistance.

6. Other College Responsibilities. This may include cooperating with administration in program and course development, participating on College committees, in faculty organizations, and professional advisory committee meetings.

7. Individual must be committed to ongoing professional improvement as defined by college policy.

8. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to each location, as assigned.

Marginal Job Functions
1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
2. Act as a resource person for students.
3. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Forestry with an emphasis in plant identification, ecosystem function, and the application of these areas in forest technology and silviculture. Plant identification is a key component of this position.

2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction to various audiences and group dynamics.

3. Visual ability, corrected, to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.

4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.

5. Ability to operate and oversee the operation of computers.

6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.

7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.

8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.

9. Ability to work with forestry faculty and other COCC staff at all levels.

10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.

11. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.

Physical Demands:
Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment.

Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Rangeland Resources related field and a Master’s Degree in Forestry, Rangeland Resources or related field.
2. A minimum of thirty-six months (cumulative) field experience in some area of natural resources (forestry preferred).
3. A minimum of one year of post-secondary teaching in the broad discipline of forestry or rangeland resources.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. One or more years of Community college teaching experience.
2. Managerial or administrative experience. West Coast field experience. Private industry experience.
3. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work Visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Is a Criminal History Check required?
Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required?
No

Open Until Filled
No

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