Forestry Management Technology Instructor

Forestry Management Technology Instructor


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

Job Location

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr, Clyde, NC  28721


$43,442.00 - $49,077.00 Annually


Full comprehensive benefit package; HCC participates in the NC State Health and TSERS Pension plans

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Closes: Friday, July 15, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, August 8, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Dependent on faculty teaching schedule

Reports to

Dean or Program Manager

Employment Type

FT Faculty; 9 months

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, and logging and marketing. Especially desirable is experience teaching forest protection, wood identification, aerial photo and interpretation, 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.

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 including, but not limited to, saw mill operation and maintenance, and chainsaw operation and maintenance. 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 a very desirable asset.

Position Description

Primarily instruction and public service and those forms of research which promote and enhance the college’s commitment to excellence in instruction and which supports the current needs of the students and faculty. Faculty members are responsible to the Dean or Program Manager. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser and facilitator of learning.

* This is a 9-month faculty position with a start date of August 8, 2022. *

Essential Functions

The instructor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Developing and teaching program curriculum;
  • Advising students;
  • Maintaining office hours; 
  • Assisting with registration;
  • Serving on College committees;
  • Maintaining professional competence;
  • Participation in professional development activities.

Additional Responsibilities when Teaching

  • Maintain annually updated course syllabi and provide each student with a written statement of course requirements at the beginning of the semester including texts, course content and competencies and evaluation. 
  • Prepare course materials; use appropriate teaching techniques including delivering lectures, leading discussions and conducting laboratory demonstrations; and perform other activities, which are related to and meet the requirements of the courses. 
  • Conduct evaluations of student performance and assign grades on the basis of such evaluations. 
  • Maintain records of student attendance and grades according to college and state policy and procedure. 
  • Maintain posted office hours as required by College policy and procedure and be available for student conferences and tutoring. 
  • Oversee and assist the HCC Lumberjacks team cooperatively with other program faculty.
  • Responsible for the development and revision of course content, textbook/equipment selection, instructional materials and teaching assignments/scheduling. 
  • Responsible for administering student surveys in classes as prescribed by College procedure and discussing results with Dean or Program Manager.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of articulation programs and agreements and promote student participation in such programs. 
  • Provide students with academic and career advisement and assistance in transferability as appropriate. 
  • Work with students and employers in occupational settings, on-the-job training, practicums, internships and similar work-related situations as needed. 
  • Maintain professional skills and subject expertise through continual study and research in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations. 
  • Operate college-owned vehicles; transport students to field sites and trips.
  • Donate academic expertise in the local, state or national community when appropriate to fulfill the community relations goals of the College.
  • Serve on faculty, College and/or University and Community College System of North Carolina committees as appropriate.
  • Support and encourage college-sponsored activities.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Create a student-centered environment. 
  • Work toward operational excellence; continuous improvement of processes.
  • Implement innovative strategies to meet the needs of students and improve processes.
    • Interact with co-workers and perform tasks with the highest level of integrity.
    • Work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, and the College’s learning community.
    • Promote and support HCC’s mission, vision, and values and promote and support coworkers in the most positive manner.


How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration:

  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: Please call Beverly Balliot with any questions or if you are unable to complete the online application for any reason.
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be a current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.  
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

HCC is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.    

Job Post Contact

185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721