Agriculture and Animal Science Instructor (9 Months)

Agriculture and Animal Science Instructor (9 Months)


James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone: 910-296-2400

Job Location

133 James Sprunt Drive Kenansville, NC 28349


$43,965.00 - Depends on qualifications


Full-time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 23, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M - Th 8AM - 5PM Fr 8AM-12PM

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Technology skills and ability to teach others.

Proficiently operate a computer and related software.

Use active listening skills.

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Skill in managing executive calendars.

Skill in organizing, planning, and coordinating meetings and travel arrangements.

Ability to communicate effectively through speech and writing.

Ability to identify, communicate and analyze problems.

Ability to take ownership and utilize constructive feedback.

Must be punctual, professional and conduct oneself in an ethical manner.

Ability to plan and prioritize tasks.

Ability to work respectfully within a team environment. 


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the requisite knowledge, skill and abilities. 



Required: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Agriculture Education or Animal Science. Good communication skills. 

Preferred: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Agriculture Education. Bilingual. 


Required:  Some directly related work experience. 

Preferred:  Some experience with the instructional delivery via distance learning. 

Considerable directly related work experience, teaching experience. 

Understanding of, and commitment to, the Community College System.                                                                                             

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to focus.  May require travel. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisor personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.


James Sprunt Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College prohibits discrimination against any person (including staff, faculty or student body) on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or age.
 If you need accommodations please contact 910-296-2400.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


MINIMUM HIRING SALARY: $43,965.00 annually

MAXIMUM HIRING SALARY: Depends on qualifications

The primary work of this position is providing instruction for students in assigned classes in specific disciplines.  In addition, instructors maintain contact with agriculture industry personnel to ensure that educational programming meets industry needs.  Instructors conduct necessary research to plan, develop, implement, deliver and evaluate assigned instructional courses/programs; evaluate student performance; and serve as academic advisor to students as defined by college guidelines.  Instructors are also responsible for maintaining records and submitting reports on a timely basis.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Department Head of Vocational/Technical Education.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.  Incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities the ability to perform the essential functions.

  • Serve as industry liaison person;


  • Maintain contact with agriculture industry personnel and ensure that programs meet industry needs.


  • Develop and maintain current course syllabi for and instruct courses in animal science, swine management, agribusiness, and agriculture education.   


  • Participate in student recruitment by visiting schools, putting on exhibits at fairs, expos, trade shows and conventions, speak to groups and respond to program information requests.


  • Meet and hold classes as scheduled.              


  • Serve as academic advisor to students enrolled in agriculture related programs.


  • Organize Work Based Learning (WBL) segment of program which involves selecting WBL sites, preparing paperwork involved (contracts, evaluation forms, etc.), and visiting students on site during the WBL work experience.


  • Create, administer, grade and maintain records for exams, projects, activities and reports for evaluation of students in each course.


  • Maintain test file with items keyed to objectives.


  • Maintain agribusiness, agriculture education, animal science and swine management program advisory committees.   


  • Establish course offerings and scheduling for curriculum programs (day and evening).


  • Develop and oversee agriculture program budgets.


  • Assist Director of Marketing with development of promotional activities and with advertising strategies for the Animal Science, Swine Management, Agribusiness and Agriculture Education programs.


  • Keep current on subject matter through readings, industry visits, workshops, conventions, seminars, etc.                       


  • Participate in the evaluation of and acquisition of instructional materials, audio-visual aids, support and equipment needs.


  • Assist students with career opportunities.


  • Participate in professional organizations, attend conferences and workshops as appropriate and maintain professional contacts with instructors in similar instructional areas on other campuses.


  • Assist in recruitment of students.


  • Provide assistance and information as needed in preparation for external funding proposals.


  • Submit institutional reports on timely basis.


  • Maintain required office hours.


  • Provide students with written course expectations.


  • Acquire computer/technology competencies as appropriate to position.


  • Assist with equipment and software maintenance.


  • Maintain security of personal computer access.


  • Perform other professional or job-related duties as assigned.


  • Serve on college committees.

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