Forestry Insructor

Forestry Insructor


Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-735-5151

Job Location

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr.

Goldsboro, NC 27534


$57,660 - $72,072


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 20, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, May 22, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Ag. & Natural Resources Department Chair

Employment Type

Full-time, 12 months

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management or a related field from a regionally accredited institution with three to five years of field experience in Forestry Management is required. A thorough understanding of the practical application of forestry techniques is required. The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be proficient with computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and GPS/GIS Software, forest inventory software, and growth & yield programs. The applicant must be able to coordinate extended field activities involving multiple students and have current registration as a Forester in North Carolina or the ability to obtain this registration within the first 18 months of employment. A valid North Carolina driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

Post-secondary teaching experience and bilingual are preferred.

Position Description

The Forest Management Technology curriculum is designed to help students acquire technical knowledge, understanding, and abilities essential to developing, conserving, and utilizing forest resources. Emphasis is placed on field training situations and the practical application of classroom material. Successful students of this program should be able to obtain employment as a forestry technician with a variety of state, federal, and private forestry/natural resources organizations.
The successful candidate will be asked to provide instruction in several of the following areas of study: Introduction to Forestry, Dendrology, Forest Mensuration, Silviculture, GPS/GIS, Logging and Marketing, Fire Control, Insects and Diseases, Aerial Photography, Forest Surveying, Environmental Studies, Wildlife Management, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Chemicals, and other related topics. The Forestry Instructor reports to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department Chair. The primary duties are to teach classroom and lab sessions, evaluate student progress, develop instructional plans, and advise students. The Forestry Instructor will request new materials, maintain records, prepare reports, assist in graduate job referrals, and maintain all laboratories used by Forest Management Technology. The Instructor will develop courses and syllabi; maintain a safe and orderly instructional environment in the classroom, lab, shop, and/or clinical settings; participate in planning sessions, meetings, faculty orientation, registration activities, marketing, and recruitment activities. Participation in graduation, completing all required professional development and performing all other duties as assigned.
If selected for employment, the applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening.
INSTITUTION:  Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community Colleges System. Located in Goldsboro, NC, the College serves Wayne and adjoining counties. Wayne Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. A Tobacco-Free Campus as of August 1, 2009.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS:  Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications, post-secondary transcripts, resume, and cover letter via ApplicantOne at No paper applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened, and the most qualified applicants interviewed. All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

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