Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, John Deere Program (Agricultural Technician/Mechanic)

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, John Deere Program (Agricultural Technician/Mechanic)

Job Description:

Teaching faculty at Owens Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationship with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. The applicant will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. This position requires teaching undergraduates, and applicants must provide evidence of teaching potential specifically in the discipline of John Deere.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • This position requires classroom and lab instruction in the discipline. The instructor must be knowledgeable in John Deere in regards to AG and C&CE equipment, i.e. electrical systems, hydraulics, engines, drivelines, combines, tractors, and AMS. The instructor must have a demonstrated knowledge of and integration of appropriate practices of teaching diverse learners.

  • This position requires the individual to have strong skills in the following:
    1. Written and oral communications.
    2. Problem-solving.
    3. Critical thinking.
    4. Computer operations.

  • This position requires the individual to have the ability to:
    1. Work with a diverse group of students.
    2. Integrate diverse methodologies in order to facilitate student learning.
    3. Understand the needs of community college students.
    4. Manage a classroom, including organizing and presenting material, designing lessons and activities that will facilitate student learning, and monitoring student behavior and performance.
    5. Following instructions and meet deadlines.
    6. Recognize students’ strengths and weaknesses in the discipline and to provide feedback to students in such a way as to facilitate their learning.
    7. Evaluate student work fairly using Department guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and deliver course materials in accordance to the course syllabi

  • Maintain organized records of student’s activities and grades

  • Advise department Chair of materials needed prior to class

Other Characteristics:

  • This position requires the following other characteristics:
    1. Embodiment of the Owens core values: learning, innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
    2. Enthusiasm for teaching.
    3. Excellent interpersonal skills.
    4. Strong organizational skills.
    5. Patience and flexibility.


  • Up to one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school.

  • Must meet one of the following:
    A. Industry Certification by Manufacturer in similar discipline.
    B. Baccalaureate degree and 2 years experience in discipline of instruction.
    C. Associates degree and 4 years experience in discipline of instruction.
    D. 6 years experience in discipline of instruction.

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FLSA Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

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Period Activity Pay

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Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)