Agriculture Instructor/ Livestock Judging Coach
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY

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Overview:

Required application materials: Official or unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae and cover letter. You can upload these materials to your applicant profile at any time.

Teaching courses; developing and updating curriculam in agriculture programs; maintaining the agriculture computer lab; purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment for the agriculture area; participating in professional development; serving on college committees; advising and recruiting.

Salary and Benefits: For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits .

Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. Initial screening to begin April 19, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.

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Essential Functions:

Teaching

Teaching is the process that enables students to gain skills in and understanding of the content area, processes, techniques, histories and interdisciplinary relationships in a chosen field. Good instruction will develop, foster and nurture creative insight, and/or critical judgement, and discipline-appropriate decision making from the students. All instructors are expected to:
  • Teach course load per college policy and procedures based on the definition of teaching stated above.
  • Review, revise and create materials for use in instruction as part of the course load.
  • Prepare and maintain classroom and/or lab facilities.
  • Teach day, sunrise, twilight, evening or weekend courses as determined by divisional needs.
  • Develop, implement, and adhere to an approved syllabus for each course taught and provide a copy to the devision office at the beginning of every semester.
  • Explain the syllabus contents to students in each class.
  • Meet classes punctually, for the specified time and utilize the time appropriately.
  • Evaluate students' performance, assign grades, and submit Grades to Student Records.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of students' performance and attendance as required by law.
Professional Development

Professional development is any creative or scholarly activity that has an effect on professional development in one's area of expertise. It is a means by which a faculty member maintains currency in his or her discipline. Activities that promote currency fall into at least one of four categories: 1) discovering and/or making new thinds; 2) discovering how things work; 3) understanding what happened; and 4) revealing what things mean. All instructors are expected to maintain current knowledge and abilities as supported by resources, and examples of professional development are listed below:
  • Learn to integrate technology in the teaching process.
  • Attend or participate in workshops, converences, or seminars related to one's field.
  • Participate in external visitations to improve professional competency.
  • Pursue additional course work or an advanced degree or certification program related to one's field (limited to academic credit from an accredited institution).
  • Professional presentation of an example(s) of one's area of expertise to colleagues.
Service

Service is defined as bringing one's expertise to one's field or profession, to the operation of the institution, or to the community on behalf of the college. All instructors are expected to engage in the following institutional service activities (when applicable):
  • Comply with college policy regarding required number of contracted days.
  • Advise an assigned number of advisees and maintain accurate advising records in accordance with college procedures.
  • Maintain a minimum of five (5) hours per week for student assistance and advising using varying days and different hours.
  • Post and maintain a schedule which includes teaching assignments, office hours, and regular meeting times (provide this schedule to the division administrative assistant by the end of late registration).
  • Mentor adjunct faculty as determined by division needs.
  • Participate in students' orientation and registration within the faculty contract year.
  • Approve students' applications for graduation and certificate(s) of completion.
  • Attend and participate in program and division meetings.
  • Participate in college-sponsored inservice activities.
  • Participate in advisory commitee meetings.
  • Serve on college, division, community education-related, or professional committees as needed for the benefit of the college.
  • Complete course assessment procedures.
  • Assist with program reviews.
  • Participate in and complete program assessment for own discipline and general education as applicable.
  • Assist in meeting specific program accreditation and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements.
  • Aid and facilitate recruitment/retention efforts as outlined by college-wide and divisional recruitment/retention plans.
  • Initiate or participate in the development of courses and curricula.
  • Review, at least annually, existing curriculum within area of expertise and make appropriate modifications.
  • Follow colleg's and division's practices regarding the review, selection, ordering and inventorying of textbooks, instructional materials, and equipment.
  • Plan course offerings to best meet students' needs and minimize students' scheduling conflicts.
  • Assist with the preparation of college catalog and class schedule.
  • Participate in program articulation with other colleges, schools, and businesses.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Agriculture or related field.
  • Valid driver's license.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional work and/or research experience.
  • Two years teaching experience.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.

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