Faculty Job in Academic & University Adjunct Soils Instructor – HigherEdJobs

Course Offered Fall 2017, T/TH noon-2:00pm

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Adjunct Faculty is
responsible for teaching classes as assigned by the Academic Dean. Must evaluate and report student performances and progress in courses in
accordance with College and division policies and procedures. Must meet Adjunct Faculty Minimum Hiring Standards and adhere to college
policies and procedures.

Typical Physical Demands:

Depending on course delivery

Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require
light lifting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols. Requires the use of
office equipment such as micro-computers, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers.

Typical Working

Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment. Frequent contact with internal and external
customers is required. Additionally, online instructors are responsible for obtaining and maintaining reliable compatible computer hardware
and software.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and teach classes as assigned by
    the Academic Dean.
  • Conduct class meetings for the entire period scheduled and in a punctual manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date
    syllabi, using criteria established by the Academic Dean, in all courses as assigned.
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor
    and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment.
  • Be available to students for consultation before
    and/or after scheduled class time.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students and colleagues.
  • Complete assigned tasks in
    a timely manner, such as: uploading syllabi to course shells, maintaining an accurate and up-to-date electronic attendance manager and
    gradebook, complete and submit reports regarding student attendance and progress, submit final grades, and submit end-of-term electronic
    course assessments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to organize and present various
    curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and
    maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators and other contacts.
  • Possess strong human
    relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.


Required: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agronomy or Agriculture with coursework in soils, crop production/management, plant science,

Preferred: None


Required: In lieu of college degrees, 6000+ hours of
recent/relevant work experience in agronomic/agriculture areas.

Preferred: Teaching experience is preferred

Iowa Western is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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