Agricultural Sciences Department Head

Agricultural Sciences Department Head


Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: 336-506-4222

Job Location

Main Campus, Graham, NC



Depends on qualifications


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Closes: Friday, March 10, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, or related field.
  • Experience teaching or providing industry professional development training.
  • Minimum of three years business/industry experience in agriculture, horticulture, or related field.
  • Ability to develop successful strategies for enrollment growth, K-12 and higher education partnerships, student success, and student retention.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in agriculture, horticulture, or related field.
  • Administrative experience including supervision of personnel and budget planning/implementation.
  • Teaching experience in a community college.

Position Description

Alamance Community College is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Department Head for Agricultural Sciences. Responsibilities may include recommending overall strategic and operational direction, formulating goals and objectives for the program; acting as a liaison with the community and industry, recruiting students and building enrollment, monitoring a budget; making program expenditures; ensuring compliance with regulations and college policies; preparing and reviewing reports. This position will supervise departmental staff and faculty, assign work, conduct performance evaluations, approving time off, and provide recommendations for improvement as needed.

The Department Head of Agricultural Sciences is a full-time faculty member who is a content specialist in a specific area of instruction and is expected to demonstrate a visibly active role in maintaining the assigned content area in a comprehensive, current, and responsible manner. The Department Head reports to and has responsibilities delegated by the Dean of Applied Engineering, Agriculture, and Skill Trades.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the Agricultural Sciences Department (This includes Horticulture, Animal Care, Agriculture Education, Agribusiness Technology, Agricultural Biotechnology, and Sustainable Agriculture).
  • Identifying and assigning appropriate teaching responsibilities to full time and adjunct faculty.
  • Evaluating faculty performance.
  • Preparing class schedules.
  • Identifying and assessing student learning outcomes.
  • Teaching agriculture and/or horticulture classes per the College's teaching load formula.
  • Recruiting and advising students.
  • Maintaining quality and reputation of the program.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with local industry organizations.
  • Directing student club activities and events.
  • Overseeing maintenance of classroom and laboratory areas (including greenhouses, nursery, farm and outdoor areas occasionally requiring weekend and holiday maintenance).
  • Serving on College committees and other duties as assigned. 

How to Apply

An ACC online application must be fully complete for consideration, which includes a required letter of interest, transcript attachment, and a statement on their philosophy of teaching and learning as it relates to the community college setting. Resume attachments are welcome but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Applicants that are chosen for an interview will be requested to present a ten-minute lesson on a subject chosen by the screening committee.

Job Post Contact

Nicole Rone

HR Specialist

Alamance Community College