Forest Management Technology Instructor (Full Time)

Forest Management Technology Instructor (Full Time)


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC  28721


$ 40,551.00 - $51,705.00


Full Benefit Package - State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Closes: Friday, April 6, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, August 6, 2018

Expected Work Hours

varies with instruction schedule

Reports to

Program Manager or Dean of Department

Employment Type

9 month contract

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Forestry or Natural Resources with a forestry emphasis/concentration. Teaching experience with students having a wide range of learning styles. Ability to teach effectively in the classroom and the field. Having competency in teaching a wide range of "hands-on" forest technology courses including dendrology, forest measurements, fire management, forest surveying, mensuration, logging and marketing, silviculture, soils and hydrology, and GIS/GPS. Willingness to advise student clubs and conduct overnight travel for field trips and club activities. Proven record of timely reporting and completion of paperwork. Willingness to continually train and upgrade skills as workforce needs evolve.

Licensing Requirement: 
A valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and the ability to be approved for passenger van driving necessary for field trips.  Ability and willingness to obtain certifications applicable to forestry (pesticide application, chainsaw usage, and wildland fire techniques).

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.), to operate commonly-used handheld forestry equipment, and to walk long distances (occasionally on uneven terrain and during inclement weather).

Working Conditions:
Includes both indoor and outdoor areas.  Work in a typical forest environment is required. Operation and utilization of forestry equipment (chainsaws, ropes, axes, shovels, picks, GPS units, etc.) is expected.  Inclement weather conditions are common.  Maintaining safe working/teaching conditions in the field is of critical importance. Safety precautions must be utilized due to harmful chemicals, dangerous equipment, inclement weather, and the typical hazards associated with the forest environment.

Hazard Assessment:
Chemicals, acids, bases, chain saws, safety of the work area, weather, safety of students in completing lab assignments.

Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety eyewear/goggles; chainsaw chaps; leather gloves as well as all other safety equipment which is necessary when working in any forestry lab environment.


Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Forestry from an SAF-accredited program. Prior experience teaching forest technology courses in a two-year, community/technical college setting.  Field experience utilizing the knowledge, skills, and techniques required by forest technicians. Competency in providing instruction in all forestry courses offered by the College. Experience using up-to-date geospatial technology and software. Having industry and academic connections that will aid students in job placement and/or transfer to four-year colleges/universities. Possessing the ability to provide training in pesticide application, chainsaw, and wildland fire techniques at a level sufficient to allow students to obtain certifications in those areas. Training in arboriculture is beneficial.


Position Description

Primarily instruction which promotes and enhances the College's commitment to excellence in instruction and which supports the current needs of the students; advising students; maintaining office hours; assisting with registration; serving on College committees; developing curriculum; maintaining professional competence; and participating in professional development activities. Faculty members report to the dean or the program manager. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, career and academic adviser, and facilitator of learning. 


  • Maintains annually updated course syllabi and provides each student with a written statement of course requirements at the beginning of the semester including text, course content, competencies, and evaluation methods.
  • Prepares course materials; uses appropriate teaching techniques including delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting laboratory demonstrations; and performs other activities, which are related to and meet the requirements of the courses.
  • Conducts evaluations of student performance and assigns grades on the basis of such evaluations.
  • Maintains records of student attendance and grades according to college and state policy and procedure
  • Maintains posted office hours as required by College policy and procedure and is available for student conferences and tutoring.
  • Responsible for the development and revision of course content, textbook/equipment selection, instructional materials, and teaching assignments/scheduling.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of articulation agreements with other academic institutions, and promotes student utilization of such agreements.
  • Provides students with academic and career advisement and assistance in transferability and job placement as appropriate.
  • Works with students and employers in occupational settings, on-the-job training, practicums, internships, and similar work-related situations as needed.
  • Maintains professional skills and subject expertise through continual study and research in the subject discipline and through involvement in professional organizations.
  • Donates academic expertise in the local, state, or national community when appropriate to fulfill the community relations goals of the College.
  • Serves on faculty, college, and Community College System of North Carolina committees as appropriate.
  • Supports and encourages college-sponsored activities.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


How to Apply

To Apply Submit:

• Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at, click on the Jobs tab then select position applying for.

• Application must be complete for consideration- do not reference resume. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites.

• References may not be current HCC employee. Must provide 3 professional references (one must be a current or former supervisor) with email addresses.

• College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the final candidate to the college president.

• HCC is a tobacco free campus. HCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

Job Post Contact

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721