Position Description

Title:Animal Science Instructor
Reports To:AVP Instruction
Position ID:33102
Position Term:Per Faculty Contract
Grade:N/A Faculty
Type of Employment:Regular

Position Summary

As a member of the Agriculture Department this position will organize and assist in the various department functions.  Responsible to create a culturally diverse learning environment that employs best teaching and learning practices through various delivery modes in order to meet current and future educational needs of the communities served by the College.  Must be able to facilitate the success of individuals representing a broad range of academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background.  Organize, maintain and operate the animal science facilities and equipment including fences, feed equipment, scales, feed trials, waterers and other items related to animal science. Work with tillage, planting and harvesting equipment. Instruct primarily in Animal Sciences including skills in equine science, with a possible added class in agriculture business and/or agriculture mechanics.  Provide instruction in the 4 new VT (Vet assistant) courses.  Actively participate within a team concept and as a member of various college committees and conform to the guiding principles of our College culture.

Essential Function

Instruct students in the Agriculture Department as well as other agricultural departmental related courses as assigned.

Provide academic advising and planning assistance to students in the Agriculture Program.

Facilitate specialized training in workshops in animal science subjects.

Properly care for animals at the Ag complex and other areas.

Assist in recruiting students.

Act as advisor/coach for various student organizations or agricultural teams, as applicable.

Attend and participate in department meetings.

Order animal science supplies such as books, feed, and fencing materials.

Maintain Animal Science/Vet Tech laboratory, fencing, and corral systems.

Work closely with all department members in formulating and implementing agriculture related plans.

Develop, arrange, coordinate and instruct classroom sessions and seminars and maintain liaison with cooperative work experience to assure students receive maximum benefit from study-related jobs.

Where appropriate, maintain liaison with business and industry to assist students in finding proper employment upon completion of programs.

Participate in professional development activities and organization.

Supervise CWE (Cooperative Work Experience) students.

Perform other duties assigned by the department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Extensive knowledge of computer applications to the agricultural industry.

Extensive knowledge and training in Animal Sciences.

Ability to teach students ages 16 through adults of all ages.

Ability to organize and maintain a program with a minimum of supervision.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Required Education/Experience

BS degree in Agricultural Subject Area, is required, a Master’s degree is preferred.

Three (3) years of instruction and curriculum development preferably in a Community College.

Animal Science program experience preferred.

A valid driver’s license is required.

Other Aspects of the Position

Physical Requirements

Ability to work in the field.

Ability to operate different types of machinery.

Ability to lift at least 80 pounds.


This position description covers the most significant essential and auxiliary duties performed by this position, but does not include other work, which may be similar, related to, or a logical assignment for the position. The essential duties of this position may change as the position evolves.

I am qualified for this position as described above.


Revised: 03/2013