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Agricultural Technology Instructor (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College (Two Vacancies)

Employer
State Center Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 29, 2024


Agricultural Technology Instructor (Full-Time, Categorically Funded) Reedley College (Two Vacancies)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 6/24/2024 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 05/22/2024

Essential Functions:
At Reedley 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 candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration 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:
  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
  5. Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.

Reedley College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Reedley College.

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2022-2023 academic year, we enrolled over 13,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 6% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 15% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley 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 college dedicated to the students it serves.

In the Agriculture Department under the general direction of the Dean of Instruction, the position provides instruction in agricultural technology on the Reedley College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations. The instructor will be responsible for:

  • Teaching all classes in the Agriculture Department to include classes in Ag Systems Certificate such as Agriculture Technical Literacy, Agricultural Systems, Agricultural Safety, Equipment Operation, Configuration & Troubleshooting, and Workplace Effectiveness;
  • Enhancing curriculum;
  • Incorporating cutting-edge technology for optimal classroom delivery;
  • Leveraging innovative methodologies such as on-line, hybrid or Competency-Based Education (CBE) designed to furnish students with the requisite knowledge and skills for attainment of their educational and career objectives;
  • Recruiting and advising students;
  • Participating in departmental co-curricular activities such as clubs, Future Farmers of American (FFA)/California Agricultural Teacher's Association (CATA) events;
  • Staying current in the discipline and participating in professional development activities;
  • Serving on departmental, division, and faculty committees and attending meetings & workshops as needed;
  • Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
  • Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed;
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
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

  • Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional experience; or



  • Associate degree and six (6) years of full-time equivalent professional experience; or

  • A valid California Community College Credential; or

  • 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.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, 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;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds including students with disabilities;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
  • Bilingual in Spanish;
  • Professional competency by successful teaching and work experience in agriculture systems;
  • Ability to use current educational technology methods and tools;
  • Memberships in professional organizations;
  • Knowledge of current assessment methods and materials; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.


Conditions of Employment:
178 duty days per year.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70,302 - $105,838 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 is available. 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 Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
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 advisory 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 advisory 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 “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College 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 Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RAGTEC-INS (Slot #3027 and #3028).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s 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.

Additional Information:
This is a full-time categorically funded position contingent upon funding. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. About the College
Reedley College is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as “The World’s Fruit Basket,” Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College. Reedley College is located on the historic T.L. Reed Ranch, bordering the Kings River which spans over 420 acres, including a 300-acre farm. Over its nearly 100 years of service to California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, Reedley College has been an essential component of higher education offering over 67 programs and degrees taught by approximately 180 full-time faculty and 400 part-time faculty. Some of the programs offered at Reedley College includes an Agriculture, that regularly receives awards for their excellence in teaching, Aviation Maintenance and Flight Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry and Wildland Fire Fighting, and STEM, including engineering. In addition, the college is also one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

Work for Us! Reedley College

Reedley College’s Guided Pathway framework strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College administrators are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to support success teams that interact directly with students in their career pathways. Administrators must also be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will facilitate their work with the population of students who attend Reedley College

Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the college’s goal in mind, “We motivate and inspire students to succeed”. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Mission
To cultivate opportunities that empower our students communities through engaging, equity-minded programs and services.

Vision
Providing equitable educational opportunities that transform our students and communities.

Values
To carry out our bold vision, we at Reedley College value:
Equity, Access, and Inclusion: our success depends on every member of our campus community achieving their educational goals
A Focus on Students: our practices, priorities, and policies are created, implemented, and reviewed with a relentless student-first approach
Educational Excellence: the instruction, student services, and experience we provide to each student consistently exceed expectations
Innovation: our words and action are always consistent with our mission
Stewardship: our decisions are made in the context of their financial, social, and environmental impacts on our campus, our region and the world

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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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