Adjunct Instructor, Agriculture Career Academy

Kirkwood Community College

Coralville, IA Education & Training / Agribusiness
$1,208 per credit hour of instruction.
Teaches Monday-Friday 7:30-9:00am.

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the area of Agricultural Sciences. Courses taught are part of an Agriculture Sciences Academy offered at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa (KRCUI) in Coralville, Iowa. Teaching responsibilities could include Principles of Agronomy, Precision Farming Systems and Survey of Animal Industry. Must develop, implement and evaluate instruction, and report and record student achievement in assigned courses in accordance with department, division and college policies and procedures. Teaching responsibilities include lecture, laboratory and may include some clinical settings.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
  • Develop course material.
  • Prepare student learning activities.
  • Evaluate student performance.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Be able and willing to deliver courses in alternative delivery times and methods as required by the department, including evening and online courses.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week and be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
  • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationship with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership and collaborative work habits within the department and in active participation in college committees.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
  • Position involves working in an office setting. 
  • Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping.
  • Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.
  • Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in agriculture or related discipline is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
  • Industry experience.
  • Master's degree.
  • Teaching experience in a student-centered environment.
  • Community College experience.

EEO AA/STATEMENT:
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job ID: 68431

Posted 15 days ago

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