Title: Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Tenure-Track/Advisor-Recruiter
Department/Division: STEM Division and Student Affairs
Date Prepared: 4/11/2017
Beginning Date: July 1, 2017 (fy18)
Reports To: Chair and Director of Recruitment and Advisement
Classification: Full-Time Faculty/Professional Staff
The Assistant Professor of Agriculture/Advisor-Recruiter is a full-time, tenure-track position within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Division and Student Affairs. The position requires an innovative educator who is committed to student success as shown through student engagement and completion. The employee will possess a minimum of a master’s degree and 18 hours of graduate study in Agriculture or a closely related discipline. The employee will be expected to teach courses following the course syllabus, the mission of the college, and college policies and procedures while also maintaining attendance records, grading student work, and submitting student grades in a timely manner. The position typically requires at least a 35-hour work week which includes a course load of 15 hours per year and a minimum of 10 office hours a week. In addition to these responsibilities, the instructor will be expected to perform related duties such as the development of agriculture courses and degree programs, serving on campus committees, arrangement for and supervision of off-campus agricultural facilities, supervision of student workers, advising students, serving as an ambassador for agriculture degree programs, and in time, mentoring other faculty members. Assignments may include day, night, and possibly weekend assignments in classrooms, on/off-site, using IETV or online delivery systems. As the Advisor-Recruiter, the employee will deliver programming designed to identify, recruit, admit and advise prospective students. The Advisor-Recruiter serves as a liaison, developing partnerships between the College, school systems, parents, alumni, and communities throughout the state. The employee must have the ability to advise students individually and in groups regarding college admission, academic programs and support services. The position reports to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division Chair and the Director of Recruitment and Advisement.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Represent Seminole State College in the most positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and other customers of our services. Learn and adhere to the policies and procedures of Seminole State College.
- Uphold the Mission Statement: Seminole State College empowers people for academic success, personal development, and lifelong learning; and SSC’s C.O.R.E Four: Compassion, Opportunity, Respect, and Excellence.
- Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
- Engage students in assigned courses while displaying professionalism, subject matter expertise, and teaching skills.
- Provide timely opportunities for student consultation through office hours and the campus computer network.
- Utilize the SSC learning management system for each course including, but not limited to, the posting of syllabi, grades, attendance, and communication with students.
- Participate in choosing curriculum through textbook selection and research of other instructional material for classroom instruction enhancement, and assist with curriculum development, implementation, and revision.
- Develop agriculture courses and degree program.
- Serve as a degree program mentor for agriculture degree program to prospective and current students.
- Represent the college and the division through participation in division, campus, community, and professional activities.
- Arrange for and supervise off-campus agricultural facilities. Supervise student workers as assigned.
- Serve as a student advisor as assigned.
- Participate in the faculty peer mentoring program.
- Attend division, department, and program meetings.
- Learn and adhere to Seminole State College policies and procedures. Submit required forms and reports, i.e. leave, course embedded assessment, and grades in accordance with divisional and college standards.
- Participate regularly in professional development activities including, but not limited to, Fall In-Service.
- Attend and participate in Faculty Senate as teaching schedule allows.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ADVISOR-RECRUITER
- In close coordination with the director and key campus entities, plan and implement strategies designed to enhance student recruitment.
- Develop and maintain a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs and support services, including academic programs and courses, admissions requirements and available financial assistance.
- Represent SSC and present information about admissions, programs and services at various events, such as classroom visits/presentations, college/career fairs and high school awards assemblies. May facilitate the planning, organization and implementation of special events.
- Maintain and utilize a potential student database developed from student recruitment.
- Contact and meet with high school counselors and teachers to develop rapport, provide assistance and promote SSC programs and services.
- Perform scheduled mailings, electronic correspondence, phone calls and visits with prospective students.
- Field telephone questions and emails from prospective students.
- Work closely with various campus entities to facilitate a smooth transition for newly admitted students.
- Interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
- Advise students according to SSC advising handbook.
- Participate in the faculty peer mentoring program.
- Research degree requirements at four year institutions.
- Empower students to make independent and informed decisions.
- Participate in institutional student development and retention programs.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist in student recruitment for the agriculture program and all other programs.
- Communicate with division chair or secretary prior to or at the earliest possible opportunity regarding classroom plans for an absence.
- Actively participate in community activities, organizations, or services within the five county service area.
- Participate in the tenure application process.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Employee must have at least a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate-level coursework in the field to be taught.
- Faculty should be knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office (proficient with PowerPoint and Word), and have a working knowledge of instructional technology including the current learning management system.
- Faculty are expected to belong to professional organizations, and are encouraged to attend and present at professional conferences within the discipline.
- Faculty must have a working home phone or cell number with voice mail or email in the event division chair, other administrators, colleagues, or students need to contact the faculty member beyond the scheduled work hours for emergencies.
- Advisor-Recruiter must be able to work under minimal supervision; practice strong organizational and time management techniques; respond effectively in a variety of situations; work well in team situations; and establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Application review will begin immediately. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits provided by the college include Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement, group health and dental insurance, and life insurance equivalent to two times annual salary. A tax-sheltered annuity wherein the college contributes 3.5% of any employee’s annual salary is available after one year of employment. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check
To apply, please send letter of application, resume, copies of all academic transcripts and three professional letters of recommendation to:
Seminole State College
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 351
Seminole, OK 74818
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Posted April 13, 2017