Agriculture Instructor/Sustainable Ag Resources Program Specialist


 

Responsibilities:  Position duties include developing curriculum with emphasis on plant and soil science including sustainable agriculture practices;, evaluating, and revising courses; and teaching courses as assigned by division chair.  Responsibilities also include the development of practicum/internship agreements with area employers; development and establishment of plant growth activities including growth in the greenhouses, growing tunnels, and outdoor growing areas; and promotion of the agriculture program to the area and regional schools, university extension programs, and the public.  This position is partially funded through a Federal Title III, STEM grant and as such will abide by the guidelines, conditions, policies and procedures set by the Title III, STEM grant as well as policies and procedures of the College.  Employment is based on 215 days per grant year.

Salary/Benefits:  Competitive salary.  Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts.  Other benefits include:  income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

 Position Status

Full-time  position. 

 

Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

 

Deadline

Open until filled

 

Application documents for this position will not be considered for additional openings.

  

How to Apply

Application forms and job descriptions may be obtained through the College’s web site:

www.sccc.edu/go/jobs or send request to the address below or faxed to 620-417-1124.

 

Job Description:  http://sccc.edu/faculty_staff/hr/web_pdf/Job%20Descriptions/Dir%20STEM/Agriculture%20Instructor_STEM%20Sustainable%20Agriculture%20Resources%20Program%20Specialist.doc

 

To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

 

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College Area Technical School Application:  http://sccc.edu/faculty_staff/hr/web_pdf/Application%20Form/Application.pdf
  2. Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the qualifications.
  3. Job-related resume.
  4. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (copies are acceptable) and copies of any relevant certifications, if applicable.  If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards.  Any fee for such translation is paid by the applicant.)

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements. 

 

Submit complete application packet to:

Department of Human Resources

Ag Instructor/STEM Program Specialist Search Committee

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137

  

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at www.sccc.edu

Selection Process: The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required. 

EOE/Drug Free Workplace

 

 

Applications may be emailed to deb.weilert@sccc.edu or faxed to 620-417-1124.

Direct inquiries to the Director of Human Resources at 620-417-1121.

 

Position duties include developing curriculum with emphasis on plant and soil science including sustainable agriculture practices;, evaluating, and revising courses; and teaching courses as assigned by division chair.  Responsibilities also include the development of practicum/internship agreements with area employers; development and establishment of plant growth activities including growth in the greenhouses, growing tunnels, and outdoor growing areas; and promotion of the agriculture program to the area and regional schools, university extension programs, and the public.  This position is partially funded through a Federal Title III, STEM grant and as such will abide by the guidelines, conditions, policies and procedures set by the Title III, STEM grant as well as policies and procedures of the College.  Employment is based on 215 days per grant year.

 

Qualifications

 

 

Bachelor's degree required with 24 hours in discipline; Master's degree with 18 hours in discipline preferred.  Expectation to complete Master’s degree within 3 years of initial employment.  Evidence of thorough and accurate knowledge of discipline required. Requires a minimum of three (3) years for each of the following:   professional work experience,

 

university research, and/or a combination of research and related work experience; teaching experience, community college; and of curriculum development experience.

 

Experience with plant science, horticulture, agronomy, soil science and greenhouse management is required.  Experience with vegetable, fruit, and plant production for instruction, consumption and sales is preferred.

            

 
Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, are all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning Seward County Community College/Area Technical School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 is directed to contact Mr Dennis M. Sander, PO Box 1137, 1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS. (620) 417-1018, fax number (620) 417-1179, dennis.sander@sccc.edu. Office located in the Hobble Academic Building, Room A116.
Mr Sander has been designated by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School to coordinate the institution's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504.
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