Instructor of Agriculture: Agriculture Mechanics (Irrigation/Agriculture Technology) – Full Time Tenure Track – School of Agriculture – Modesto Junior College 2023-2024

 
  • Full Time
  • Modesto
  • Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2022-2023 Salary Schedule – $72,254 to $134,883 per year, plus an annual $2,724 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $112,166. USD / Year

Website Modesto Junior College

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area (including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture or other agriculture science) OR the equivalent

Determined by California State Chancellors Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges (cccco.edu)

The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:
https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

GENERAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching lower division college courses in Agriculture/Agricultural Mechanics.
  • Willingness to participate and supervise co-curricular activities related to the department. These activities would include (but are not limited to) FFA Field Day, community field days, recruitment events, advisory committee meetings, and acting as a judge of competitive events.
  • Serve as the advisor for student led organizations/clubs.
  • Supervise instructor selection and classroom assistance.
  • Implement articulation agreements as students transfer to MJC from high school and to universities.
  • Maintain and supervise instructional facilities as assigned (swine)
  • Supervise the establishment of work experience stations as well as the students at these stations.
  • Provide curriculum guidance to the department and program advisement to students.
  • Review appropriate textbooks, library books, and journals.
  • Maintain the appropriate number of office hours per week.
  • Meet regularly with the advisory committee.
  • Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
  • Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
  • Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
  • Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
  • Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
  • Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
  • Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
  • Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
  • Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
  • Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
  • Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
  • Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies to meet the needs of all learning styles.
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
  • Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periodsmove about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
  • Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
  • Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education and/or experience in teaching in General Agriculture Mechanics (Irrigation/Agriculture Technology at the community college level, academic or industry training that would enhance teaching abilities and subject matter expertise in Agriculture/Agricultural Mechanics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise and manage the irrigation instructional unit.
  • Current knowledge of Agriculture Mechanics and related irrigation and agriculture technology courses.
  • Ability and willingness to work with other faculty, staff, and administrative personnel on matters of college governance.
  • Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
  • Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.
  • Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and other minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
  • Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Agriculture Mechanics, especially as it relates to the relevancy of Agriculture in students’ lives, interests, and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within coursework and the classroom;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.
DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS
  • Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
  • Enthusiasm for the learning process.
  • Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.
  • Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.
  • Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
  • Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
  • Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.
  • Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
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Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

TRANSCRIPTSAt the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at: https://www.yosemite.edu/trustees/board_policy/3410%20Nondiscrimination.pdf

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7935
howenm@yosemite.edu

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