The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson is accepting applications for a full-time Digital Agronomy Associate Instructor position to be located at the Whiteville Branch campus, 1685 Highway 64, Whiteville, TN. This is a grant-funded position.
Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, or related field.
At least three (3) 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.
Must possess strong computer skills.
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.
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.
APPLICATION PROCESS: A current résumé, completed TCAT Jackson employment application and a letter detailing how the applicant meets the requirements of the position are required. Submissions missing any of the three required documents will not be reviewed for the position. TCAT employment application available at: https://tcatjackson.edu/about/jobs-and-employment Application deadline is June 10, 2022 or until position is filled.