Turfgrass Instructor

Turfgrass Instructor

Employer

Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory, NC

Salary/Grade

Minimum base salary: $4,235 per month ($38,115 annually)

Benefits

Full benefits, including medical, supplemental insurance, and vacation

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, May 11, 2020
Closes: Sunday, June 7, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, August 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Hours vary; typically M-F

Employment Type

Full-time, 9 month

Minimum Qualifications

Education requirements:
Associate's in Turfgrass required; degree in Horticulture preferred.

Experience preferences:
Three years experience teaching in community college or high school preferred.
Three years of hands-on business experience preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and procedures of academic and institutional program development
  • Current trends, research, developments, and resources in Turfgrass and Horticulture
  • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they relate to students and teaching

Ability to:

  • Create effective instruction for delivery both online and in the classroom
  • Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing with a diverse population ranging from high school and adult students to industry representatives. 
  • Work effectively in diverse teams, both within assigned department and cross-functionally across the college
  • Interpret and apply college goals, policies, and procedures
  • Maintain any relevant equipment and supplies related to instruction

Preferred Qualifications

Please see minimum qualifications

Position Description

Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance textbooks and lessons, using effective evaluation methods to evaluate student performance.

Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success.

Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs, participating in program advisory committees, attending departmental meetings, and serving as backup for other faculty members.

Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc committees, student organizations, and by following college professional and ethical guidelines.

Maintain teaching and work environment (classroom, lab, shop) by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe learning experience.

Stay current in chosen field and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and horticulture field.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.

How to Apply

Please visit the posting to apply. 

Job Post Contact

Roger Irvin
Human Resources Director
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
Fax:  (828) 624-5246
Email:  rirvin@cvcc.edu