Agricultural Production or Agriculture Instructor (Initial focus: Veterinary Technology)
Ventura County Community College District
Job Number: 2021-02151
Location: Ventura College (Ventura CA), CA
Department: VC – Academic Affairs
Closing: 10/17/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and StudentsOn August 10, the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the policy COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and Students. The policy requires that everyone who accesses in-person, on-site campus/District programs, or who participates in off-site District/college services in person will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective Oct. 15, the mandate allows time for unvaccinated employees, students and the public to complete two-dose vaccines. Exemptions will be made for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical and/or religious reasons.
For more information, please review http://go.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=C4AFEA7EB035
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives.
There is currently one full time, tenure-track position at Ventura College beginning during the Spring 2022 semester. All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.
More information about the agriculture department can be found here: https://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/agriculture?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4eaJBhDMARIsANhrQACjsBt9ZZmET2T8-ulB12lqDRf2d-lcfFS6aF4Y49G7obpdu0PL8pwaAkHqEALw_wcB
In addition to the representative duties listed below, this position will also be responsible for:
• Leading the Veterinary Technology program’s efforts to obtain and maintain American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation, including evaluating the program and ensuring courses meet accreditation standards.
• Serving as a member of the College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to monitor the humane use of live animals in instruction.
• Working and forming partnerships with industry professionals, businesses and nonprofit organizations to secure the use of animals and educational resources, including volunteers, guest lecturers, field trips, etc.
More information about the program can be found on the https://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/academic/veterinary-technician.
WHERE YOU’LL WORK
Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura – so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.
More information about Ventura College can be found here: http://www.venturacollege.edu
WHO WE ARE
The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. VCCCD’s three colleges – Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College – offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.
The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.
The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The annual salary is based on a ten month contract. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience for placement on the salary schedule. Maximum advanced salary placement credit for prior experience is 7 steps on the full time academic salary schedule.
Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans.
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E
Participate in curriculum and program development; update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course; may provide input into the development of student learning outcomes. E
Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E
Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings; may participate in articulation and matriculation related activities.
May provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential duties.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for one of the following disciplines as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
For hire into the AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION discipline, the minimum qualifications are as follows:
Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience;ORthe equivalent* ORpossession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.
DVM / licensed veterinarian required
• Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary school
• California veterinary license in good standing
• Ability to obtain a DEA license
Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master’s degree.
The professional experience must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment.
For hire into the AGRICULTURE discipline, the minimum qualifications are as follows:
Master’s in agriculture, agriculture science, education with a specialization in agriculture or other agricultural area (including: agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental (ornamental) horticulture, equine science, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture or other agriculture science; OR, the equivalent*; OR,possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.
DVM / licensed veterinarian required
• Graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary school
• California veterinary license in good standing
• Ability to obtain a DEA license
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.
If you have completed your education at an institution outside of the United States, please see the section below titled “Foreign Transcripts” for additional information.*EQUIVALENCY
The Ventura County Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates whose transcripts do not list the title of their degree exactly as listed above, but feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete and submit the https://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15_0.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/ https://get.adobe.com/reader/ with their application for review by the Districtwide Equivalency Committee.
Minimum Qualifications state: “Master’s degree in agriculture”.
Candidate’s transcripts state: “Master’s degree in agricultural science”.
Since the degree on the candidate’s transcripts in the example do not EXACTLY MATCH the degree listed in the minimum qualifications section, this candidate MUST complete the https://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15_0.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/ in order to be considered https://get.adobe.com/reader/. When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.
The equivalency review is an independent process for district wide disciplines that is separate from the recruitment process to fill a vacancy. A subcommittee of discipline experts that is coordinated by an Academic Senate President will review the equivalency materials and make a recommendation as to whether or not the applicant demonstrated they have qualifications that are equivalent to those shown in the minimum qualifications section of the job posting. For disciplines that are unique to a specific campus the equivalency may be done by the hiring committee along with an Academic Senate President. Please be aware that the hiring committee may not be able to wait for the results from the equivalency review due to various time constraints and may need to move forward with the recruitment process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please reviewhttps://go.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5 and https://go.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=88NT6K75D7D6.
SALARY RANGE:$53,766 $112,900STARTING SALARY:$53,766 to $94,085
If you need assistance using the online application system please contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855) 524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following documents with their application in order to be considered. Please be aware that the hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in District personnel files, such as transcripts, and such materials will not be considered unless they are included in your application packet. All required documents must be submitted by the applicant by the date and time specified on the job posting. Failure to submit these materials may result in disqualification.
1. A completed Ventura County Community College District/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application.
• All sections of the application must be filled out. Resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application.
2. Cover Letter.
• The cover letter of must include the following: A) the date, your name, and the position and locations for which you are applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide the screening committee with an understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD community.
4. Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)
• If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should be uploaded with your application materials. We will not accept confidential letters of recommendation.
5. Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (if applicable)
• See the section titled “Equivalency” under the minimum qualifications above.
6. Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts
• Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred,or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTSIf you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. Visit the https://www.chea.org/state-licensed-or-authorized-institutions or thehttps://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the https://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/media/pdf_document/2020/AGENCIES%20APPROVED%20FOR%20FOREIGN%20TRANSCRIPT%20EVALUATION.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/. If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. The candidates deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
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