Digital Agronomy Instructor

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley is accepting applications for a full-time Digital Agronomy Instructor position at the Bells Campus. 

Application Deadline: Review of application will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please visit https://tcatripley.edu/about/jobs-and-employment_for a copy of the TCAT Ripley job application. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application to:

Marcy Johnson, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley
127 Industrial Drive, Ripley, TN
 
EOE/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer
A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, or related field.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in an agricultural setting.
  • Prior experience teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level a plus.
  • Ability to interact with postsecondary and secondary students.
  • Possess a strong technical background in precision agriculture, crop production, or livestock production.
  • Knowledgeable of a variety of agricultural technologies including sensors, handhelds, drones, and comfortable working with industry standard software.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
  • Must show evidence of good character, mature attitude, and stable personality, and must possess strong computer skills.

Responsibilities

  • Possess the organizational and communication skills necessary to teach all areas of Digital Agronomy.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to work-based learning sites within the college service area. A For-Hire Endorsement is required.
  • FAA Drone Pilot License (or must obtain license within 6 months of employment).
  • Commitment to remain current in the Digital Agronomy field and maintain accreditation standards.
  • Provide individualized classroom, lab, and field work instruction to postsecondary and secondary students to prepare them for employment in agricultural fields.
  • Monitor, grade, and evaluate students’ progress and maintain student records.
  • Assist in recruitment and placement of students.
  • Maintain appropriate records and submit timely reports.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Maintain good public relations with business and industry.
  • Develop and maintain an advisory group comprised of industry personnel for continued program improvement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by administration.

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.