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Instructor, Commercial Horticulture

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Ankeny Campus

Posted: June 29, 2017

Job Number: 17-F33
Employment Date: August 21, 2017
Job Category: Faculty Positions
Application & Position Contact Information: Human Resources (515) 964-6479 or for information concerning the application process. Scott Ocken (515) 964-6364 or for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information: Per Faculty Pay Schedule

Job Summary: Provides competency-based quality instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the College in classroom, lab and clinical settings. Assignment may include evening or off-campus teaching, individualized and/or competency-based instruction and/or online/distance learning.

Essential Functions:

  • Teaches assigned courses in accordance with course competencies and syllabi.
  • Develops and/or utilizes a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students.
  • Fosters a safe and civil learning environment.
  • Develops and maintains current course syllabi and outlines; prepares lecture/lab and class materials.
  • Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance policies.
  • Works collegially in an academic environment; participates in College and program projects, events, and committee work, including advisory committee activities and advising student organizations.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and documents student attendance, progress and competency attainment; submits related reports as required.
  • Maintains established office hours and is otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom.
  • Participates in the ongoing development and revision of curriculum and course materials and competencies, and in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment.
  • Advises students regarding their academic needs and refers them for additional assistance as needed.
  • Promotes the College and the program and assists in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students.
  • Participates in professional development activities and stays current in his/her field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Floriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Turf Management or related.
  • Three years non-teaching related work experience in greenhouse, landscaping, turf and/or greenskeeping, agronomy, or related.
  • Commercial applicators license.
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with populations having diverse values, and/or coming from varied cultures and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Four years experience in turf management.
  • Ability to use and apply alternative instructional delivery systems to enhance learning.
  • Experience in curriculum development and learning assessment.

Work Schedule: 12 months per year position.
Posting Date: 06/27/2017
Deadline for Submitting Applications: 07/11/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, education history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application must be completed in its entirety, even when including a resume. "See Resume" will not be accepted. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant's name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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