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Faculty - Agriculture

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Faculty

General Description of Position:

Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to campus expectations of faculty performance and engagement.

Major Responsibilities: INSTRUCTION

Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes.

Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning outcomes.

Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required. Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.

Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.

Use Learning Management System (e.g. IvyLearn) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.

Ensures knowledge of and implements emergency and safety procedures for classrooms, labs and all learning environments.


Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with
professional academic advising staff.

Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including use of technology for academic
advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other
academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources.

Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with campus expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual.

Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means.


Participate in professional development activities that may include scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as current knowledge within the field of study.

Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as
required for certification and licensure.

Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other technology related to teaching that best support student learning.


Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/school/college.

Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and school.


Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects.

Support and engage with Workforce Alignment and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations).

Attend commencement and participate as assigned by campus administration.

Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/school/faculty meetings.

Participate in career service and alumni activities.

Support program/department chair in program management activities.

Adhere to college and campus academic policies.
Minimum Qualifications: A qualified faculty member in Agriculture meets the School of Technology criteria:

1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Horticulture, or Plant Science; or

2. Possesses a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of
Education appropriate to course objectives and directly linked to credentials, certifications,
and competencies listed in the Curriculum of Record (COR), or

3. Possesses an earned associate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution directly related to the program’s discipline, and has two years of directly related work experience.
Preferred Qualifications:


Other Requirements:

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Positivity, creativity, flexibility in working schedule.  (Ability to work days and some evenings) focused on student support and success

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Work Hours:

Day, evening and/or Saturday classes, ask hiring manager for hours

Hiring Range:


Team Ivy Referral:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.


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