**This is an 9-month, benefited position. This position is open until filled with an initial application review date of May 27, 2021**
For full consideration please attach a current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter. Resume/CV and Cover Letter can either be attached as a .docx or.pdf or listed in the space provided in the application. If documents are attached, just list "see attachment" in the space provided in the application. For assistance, please email [email protected] or call 307-855-2112. **
Instructional faculty has the important responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment both inside and outside the classroom to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty members are also expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach various agriculture, soil science, agronomy, rangeland ecology, agricultural business, and sustainable agriculture courses.
Keep current on degree requirements in order to advise students majoring in Agri-Business, Agriculture/Range Management and other academic programs as necessary.
Provide an outcomes-based and interdisciplinary focused curriculum.
Instructional competency including knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics well as an ability to evaluate student progress.
Be student focused.
Works with CWC’s Admissions Department to recruit students into CWC’s Agriculture program in particular and all programs.
Participate in community outreach efforts as needed or desired.
Use innovative pedagogies and emerging technology to enhance learning.
Promote a collaborative learning environment that extends beyond the traditional classroom.
Assist in department and program budget development and compliance.
Actively participate in annual and five year academic program review(s) including assessment of student learning at the course, program and institution levels.
Revise curriculum offerings as needed.
Works with CWC BOCHES and high school agriculture teachers to offer concurrent and/or dual credit courses within the CWC service area.
Participates in college and university articulation conferences as required and attends department and division meetings.
Share student information with other faculty and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
Post and maintain office hours.
Represents division on college committees as required.
Performs other reasonable or related duties as directed.
Master’s degree in Agriculture which encompasses aspects of business, animal science, livestock production, agronomy, soil science, rangeland ecology, and sustainable agriculture. A strong background in production agriculture is preferred as it serves as the thread between the textbook/academic concepts and the actual real world application of those concepts.
One to three years teaching experience at a community college level or university; three to five years’ experience in the field of agriculture with a working knowledge of integrating aspects of agriculture business, livestock, agronomy, soil science, rangeland, and sustainability into a multi-facetted curriculum. An academic background is necessary to understand complex financial, agricultural and natural systems and possess an ability to translate that information into a format that is recognizable to a person lacking experience in the agricultural field.
Driver’s license; membership to various professional agriculture societies such as Society for Range Management enhances the ability of the instructor to perform and remain current.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of agricultural production systems found in the Wind River Basin and throughout Wyoming.
Knowledge of discipline taught.
Knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and assessment.
Knowledge of various instructional pedagogies and technologies that enhance attainment of student learning outcomes.
Commitment to exploring nontraditional approaches to education a comprehensive community college atmosphere.
Knowledge of CWC policies, procedures and practices.
Excellent knowledge and demonstrable ability to use personal computer software, preferably Microsoft applications
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to teach and assess student learning in agriculture courses including livestock production, agronomy, soil science, rangeland ecology, agricultural business, and sustainable agriculture.
Ability to relate to a broad range of students.
Ability to promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both with the college and the community.
Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively identify and resolve problems
Ability to teach using technology in the classroom.
Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors.
Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner and be a team player.
Ability to perform administrative/clerical duties such as: technical telephone usage, copying documents, learning new software programs, integrating Learning Management System into on-site and online classes, entering data—ex. grades, retention
Ability to apply communications skills in the areas of composing, editing, listening, presentations
Ability to apply financial skills in an instructional setting such as solving financial problems, applying relevant math, analyzing financial statements.
Ability to apply management skills in areas of procuring equipment, planning labs, setting standards.
Ability to apply basic manual/maintenance skills such as assembling/disassembling, following safety procedures and rules, lifting heavy equipment, loading and unloading, maintaining equipment, monitoring operations, cutting, operating equipment, working outdoors or indoors.
Ability to apply marketing, research and technical skills in an instructional setting such as inspecting products, contacting people, developing questions, reaching conclusions, evaluating data, inspecting, measuring, testing, verifying weighing.
Level of Supervision
Plans own time to meet predetermined schedules; work is subject to general supervision and review. Follows general instructions and directions and makes recommendations for own work and department area. Has some freedom of choice in approach to problems, methods of operations and the setting of goals and objectives.
Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.
Work conditions range from sedentary work to very heavy work. Exerting ten pounds of force to in excess of 100 pounds will occur occasionally as needed. Pulling, lifting, grasping, and standing particularly for sustained periods of time and/or sitting particularly for sustained periods of time (on-line instruction).
Sedentary work, up to ten pounds of force to exerting. Pulling, climbing, kneeling, lifting, grasping, standing particularly for sustained periods of time and/or sitting particularly for sustained periods of time (on-line instructing); extensive keyboarding and computer work; walking or moving about to accomplish tasks; talking including expressing or exchanging ideas; and hearing includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and seeing, the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye.
Classrooms and laboratory indoor spaces to farm fields, large animal facilities and rangeland environments; walking or moving about to accomplish tasks; talking including expressing or exchanging ideas; and hearing includes the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
This position description is not intended, and should not be construed, to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.
CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email [email protected]
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 21-B019
About Central Wyoming College
Central Wyoming College main campus is located in Riverton, a city of about 10,000, 25 miles from Lander and the Wind River mountain range. The campus and community lie in the Wind River Valley, a large lowland area bounded by mountains on three sides. Lakes and streams are abundant. Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest peak, is in close proximity to where the Wind River Mountains adjoin the valley. Recreational opportunities are virtually unlimited. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Hot Springs State Park and extensive forested lands are within easy driving distance. Outdoor activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, photography, horseback riding, golfing and swimming. Detailed community information can be found at https://www.cwc.edu/community.