Agriculture Science Faculty
Agriculture Science Faculty
Full Job Description
Position Title: Agricultural Science Faculty
Position #: 300080
Position Status: Full-Time
Reports To: Department Chair
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the department chair, the faculty member will:
1. Teach courses in the agricultural sciences including but not limited to courses in Animal Science, Soil and Crop
Science, and Agricultural Business.
2. Assist in planning and curriculum development.
3. Responsible for recruiting a diverse student population into the program.
4. Supervise college laboratories, to be established (farm, feeding center, greenhouse, laboratory, etc.) for students
5. Organize and manage classrooms, shops, and laboratories. Coordinate the maintenance and repair of tools and
6. Provide advising and mentoring for students as required.
7. Participate in faculty meetings and committees.
8. Demonstrate competent leadership abilities; maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, staff and
9. Perform additional responsibilities as assigned, to include departmental outreach and service, consistent with the
10. Keep local school districts informed concerning the educational opportunities, career possibilities, and instructional
programs available to youth agriculture.
11. Other duties as assigned.
See Human Resources for a complete job description.
â€¢ Masterâ€™s Degree in any field with 18+ graduate credit hours in agriculture-related discipline
- Hold or be eligible for a Career and Technical Education Credential including 4,000 hours of related work experience.
- Agricultural Science or related discipline.
- Experience in teaching courses in Animal Science.
- Experience in teaching courses in Agriculture Business.
- Demonstrate instructional quality; e.g., coursework or training in teaching methods or assessment of student learning.
â€¢ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
â€¢ Strong computer skills.
â€¢ Evidence of flexibility in teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles.
- Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with diverse populations including experience working with adult and non-
- Willingness to teach a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and summer.
faculty, students and administration.
- Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College and enthusiasm for this type
$44,500 - $47,500 with excellent benefit package including PERA retirement, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and
paid sick and personal leave.
166 Day Contract â€“ 9-month academic year position
For consideration, an applicant file must contain:
1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
2. Resume that includes teaching philosophy
3. Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references
Note:Â A teaching demonstration is included as part of the interview process
Position Open Until Filled 1st review of applications will be November 16, 2022
POSITION START DATE:
January 12, 2023
Submit Application Packet To:
Attn: Kelsey Barbee
Director of Human Resources
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
FAX: (719) 384-6947
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Applicants must submit to and pass a background check before an offer of employment can be extended.
Otero College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law or the
State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not
discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran
status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or
educational programs and activities. Otero College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills
will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
The College has designated Kelsey Barbee, Director of Human Resources, as its AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA), OFFICER,
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EO), AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights
compliance activities and grievance procedures. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Barbe, Director of Human
Resources at 719-384-6824, email@example.com , or 1802 Colorado Ave. McDivitt Hall RM# 140, La Junta, CO 81050.
You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244
North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204, telephone (303) 844-3417.
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available to prospective employees the agencyâ€™s Annual Security Report/Campus Crime Statistics. A paper copy of this report can be
obtained at the Student Services Center upon request or at: http://www.ojc.edu/content/marketing/catalog.pdf. This report includes
statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Otero College, as
well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campus.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in
lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application packet
Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply
Otero College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired you will be required to provide documents to show
your identity and authorization to work. In addition, Colorado fiscal rules require direct deposit for all new employees.
ABOUT OTERO COLLEGE:
Founded in 1941, Otero College is an accredited Hispanic Serving Institution and is a state two-year community college with
approximately 1500 students (1250 FTE) made up of traditional, non-traditional and international students. The college is governed
by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. Otero is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on
the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado. The college is a full-service campus with dormitory housing, food service, menâ€™s and
womenâ€™s varsity intercollegiate athletics, and state-of-the-art educational technology. The city of La Junta has a population of
approximately 8,000 and is located on Highway 50, sixty miles east of Pueblo. The college serves the residents of Otero, Bent,
and Crowley counties. This rural geographic area in southeast Colorado is primarily agriculture based and has a population of
approximately 33,000 people. Students at Otero can earn degrees in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied
Science, Associate of General Studies or an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students who wish to pursue vocational occupations
will find over a dozen one- and two-year certificate programs available. Career and Technical Education certificate programs at
Advanced Ag/Business Management
ABM Financial Analysis
Ag/Business Marketing and Risk Management
ABM Records and Business Planning
Rural Business Entrepreneurship
Intro to Horticulture
Emergency Medical Technician
Community Health Worker
Law Enforcement Training Academy
Agriculture Production Management
Welding Fundamentals I
Welding Fundamentals II
Advanced Welding Pipe
Advanced Welding Railroad
To learn more about Otero College, visit the collegeâ€™s website at www.otero.edu.
OTERO MISSION STATEMENT:
To educate students and provide workforce training that enhances personal and professional growth in a learning
environment that facilitates maintaining high academic standards, relationship building, academic and emotional
support, and encourages all students to become the best version of themselves.
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