• Farm Business & Production Management Instructor

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    2018-1270
    Category
    Full-time Faculty
    Close Date
    6/3/2018
    Type
    Faculty Contract - Other
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    Based on faculty salary schedule for 44-week contract: $46,949 - $66,760. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
    Hours per Week
    Full-time, salaried position
    Work Schedule
    44/52-week contract; will build workload (the equivalent of 44 weeks) over 52 weeks (July 1 – June 30). Schedule will vary each term and requires flexibility to include day, evening, weekend, and summer assignments outside of CVTC's traditional academic calendar at various locations throughout CVTC’s 11-county district as needed.
    Anticipated Start Date
    8/8/2018
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Farm Business and Production Management instructors work with agricultural producers and adult farmers to provide educational opportunities and on-farm training in financial management, crops and soils, and livestock production. CVTC instructors are dynamic partners for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed. An instructor works with students beyond the classroom to ensure their success, models CVTC core abilities, and demonstrates commitment to excellence in program/course content and delivery. An instructor is able to work effectively in a collaborative environment; is willing to innovate and change to meet evolving program and industry needs; and demonstrates competency with use of technology that supports learning and teaching. An instructor maintains a flexible schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, and summer assignment, as appropriate.

     

    • Plan for and deliver instruction in the Farm Business and Production Management program in traditional classroom, hybrid, web-conferencing, and online courses as well as on-farm. This will require regular travel throughout CVTC’s 11-county district. Program information can be found at https://www.cvtc.edu/academics/programs/farm-business-production-management
    • Design and implement relevant and progressive curriculum.
    • Deliver high-quality instruction through the planning and implementation of effective learning strategies and environments.
    • Create performance-based assessments aligned with competencies through formative and summative measures.
    • Promote student success through timely communication, growth-based feedback, and implementation of strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Meet professional expectations by maintaining professional currency and contributing to a collaborative culture across the College.
    • Manage classroom or other learning sites effectively, which may include maintaining labs and utilizing necessary technology.
    • Knowledge of dairy and livestock management, farm financial Management, and crop management.
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of agriculture producers and operations in one-on-one and group situations.
    • Ability to function without direct supervision in a team environment to support a cohesive departmental atmosphere. Activities include participation at team meetings; making budget, curriculum and delivery method decisions; scheduling classes; and involvement in College-wide activities.
    • Ability to engage, coordinate, and interact interdepartmentally and with agricultural community to provide applied opportunities to program students.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule and provide own transportation to various locations as needed to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
    • Please view the Instructor Position Description document for additional responsibilities of instructors at CVTC.

    Qualifications

    • Associate's degree in an agriculture field required, bachelor's degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 2 years (4,000 hours) of occupational experience in agriculture industry required, of which at least 1 year (2,000 hours) shall be within 5 years prior to date of hire. One year (2,000 hours) of recent related occupational experience may be waived if the instructor has at least 2 years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within 5 years prior to date of hire.
    • Five years of recent agriculture industry experience preferred.
    • Experience with FINPACK, SnapPlus, and DairyComp software preferred.
    • This position may include teaching online and requires experience in integrating technology.
    • Prior teaching or training experience preferred.
    • Qualified per CVTC requirements at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor. Must also meet and maintain Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, Faculty Quality Assurance Standards (FQAS), and/or other job specific licensing standards.

    In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    • Health and dental insurance for all family members
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
    • 457 deferred compensation plan
    • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
    • Paid holidays, personal, and sick leave

     

    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711

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