Agriculture Instructor (Full-Time) Madera Community College
State Center Community College District
Campus Location: Madera Community College
Start Date: 12/18/2020
At Madera Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
- Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Madera Community College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Madera Community College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Madera Community College.
The ideal candidate will share Madera Community College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 7,000 students in which 68% identify as Latinx, 1% as Filipino, 8% as Asian, 3% as Black/African American, 18% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Madera Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction for STEM and CTE, providing instruction in Agriculture on the Madera Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will be responsible for:
- Teaching a full schedule of agriculture and related discipline courses such as: Agriculture business, Plant Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Mechanics, Viticulture, Enology, Horticulture, and Food Science;
- Coordination of the overall agriculture program at Madera Community College;
- Collaborating with district technology management to implement a Distance Education web page with links for students and faculty;
- Developing an agriculture industry advisory committee and coordinating advisory committee meetings at least twice a year;
- Creating and revising curriculum including certificate and degree offerings;
- Providing leadership in the development and implementation of new curriculum and academic programs that are in demand - eg. viticulture and enology, agriculture mechanics, pest control advisors, etc.;
- Meeting regularly with discipline/district peers;
- Staying current in the discipline and participating in appropriate professional development activities;
- Learning and applying emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner;
- Increasing enrollment and completion, assisting students in job placement and follow-up with students in work experience and internship/externship opportunities;
- Serving as advisor for co-curricular activities;
- Participating in recruitment activities with high school agriculture programs through Agriculture Ambassador Program, FFA competitive committees, workshops and activities;
- Developing student entrepreneurial direct marketing opportunities;
- Developing, monitoring and maintaining program budget including Perkins and Strong Workforce budgets and projects;
- Developing and managing local, state and federal grants and funding terms and conditions; and
- Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
- Serving on and participating in department, division, college, and district committees as needed;
- Working on assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed; and
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
- Masters 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)
- A valid California Community College Credential;
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency)
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom;
- Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Experience working with a diverse student population;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Ability to contribute to institutional vitality and growth;
- Teaching experience in agriculture and related disciplines at post-secondary level;
- Experience and demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses in agriculture and related discipline;
- Ability to recruit students and involve students in leadership activities;
- Knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of improve student learning outcomes;
- Experience in using technology in the instructional setting;
- Evidence of and commitment to working as part of a team;
- Interpersonal and leadership skills to interact productively with a wide range of staff, students, consultants, government agencies and community members;
- Experience collaborating with community partners;
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;
- Currently hold or be willing to obtain Class A California DMV drivers license with passenger endorsement;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $57,750 $86,942 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. Salary and stipends are prorated based on the number of duty days assigned.In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the ecommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Madera Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. MAGR-INS
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is a full-time, tenure track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
About the College
Located in the heart of California, Madera Community College (MCC) is the fourth (4th) and newest college in State Center Community College District. Madera Community College offers affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities. The college is focused on student success, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education that motivates and empowers students to be successful.
Madera Community College will be the first California community college established as a fully Guided Pathways college, helping students navigate their way to success at the community college level. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Guided Pathways presents courses in the context of highly structured, educationally coherent program maps that align with students goals for careers and further education. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER AT OAKHURST
About the College Center
The Madera Community College Center at Oakhurst (MCCO) is a center of Madera Community College. It is located just 20 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park and just minutes away from the Sierra National Forest. The campus provides opportunity and access to higher education for a geographically isolated population in Eastern Madera County. The campus currently serves Oakhurst, Mariposa County, Coarsegold, North Fork and the surrounding communities with over 75 courses in a variety of study areas. The center is slated to open a new permanent campus in Fall 2021.
Madera Community College Mission
Empowering our students to succeed in an ever-changing world.
- We proudly provide quality instruction and strong community partnerships that support students academic and workforce goals.
- We offer innovative and life-changing opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.
- We value our students personal and social growth through responsive and interactive college experiences.
- We inspire hope and promote a passion for learning.
- We transform students lives through high quality college programs and services resulting in degrees, certificates, transfer programs, and career skills.
Madera Community College Vision
Madera Community College builds effective partnerships, strengthens communities, and transforms lives."
MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE VALUES STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH:
- Connection and Collaboration
- Equity and Inclusivity
- Trust and Accountability
MCC College Planning Site
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
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