Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology (John Deere)

Arkansas State University-Beebe
Arkansas, United States
$42,694.00 - $42,694.00
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Arkansas State University – Beebe, a two-year residential community college a part of the Arkansas State University System, invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Agriculture Equipment Technology, John Deere to teach in its new online John Deere program.   The successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge of the discipline to share in the teaching of John Deere Equipment Maintenance courses to post-secondary students.  Courses taught specific to John Deere tractors and implements include Controls, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Air Quality Systems, Power Trains, Harvesting Equipment, Diagnostics, and Engine Systems.  The successful must embrace online education and Zoom technology as all courses will be delivered at a distance.  
  • Primarily teach online with in concert with face-to-face instruction
  • Be proficient with CANVAS and Zoom technology to deliver online course content (training provided)
  • Provide online/Zoom instruction on performing minor and major repairs on John Deere tractors and equipment
  • Provide online/Zoom instruction on conducting regular preventative maintenance on John Deere tractors and equipment, including inspection, tire rotation and oil changes.
  • Provide online/Zoom instruction to diagnose problems and trouble shoot repairs of John Deere tractors and equipment
  • Work closely with John Deere corporate and dealerships at a distance to assist with laboratory instruction
  • Ability to create lesson plans and program level outcomes and carry them out effectively as well as follow written curriculum
  • Take daily attendance of students and record attendance
  • Record grades and ability to assess student performance
  • Cultivate relationships with the advisory committee membership to achieve department and college goals
  • Achieve program recruitment goals to ensure a minimum annual program enrollment of at least 25 online John Deere students.
  • Work closely with John Deere AG Tech Program Head to achieve recruitment and program goals
  • Assist with fundraising and grant writing for the John Deere Agriculture Technology program
  • Use Office 365 and other campus technology adequately and appropriately 
  • Maintain a safe learning environment in the lab/shop area
  • Safely operate John Deere tractors and training aids
  • Maintain annual John Deere University Continuing Education requirements
  • Participate in John Deere Instructor Development Week as needed
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned 

The ideal candidate will  possess a strong desire for teaching online and engaging in students at a distance in an online environment.   Required Education and/or Experience:  Associate’s Degree 3 years of work experience in a John Deere Dealership. John Deere Core Certified (may be required to recertify)

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