Agriculture (Adjunct/Part-time)

Sierra Community College District
Job Description

In order to create a pool of qualified applicants, Sierra College accepts applications in all subject areas and conducts interviews for teaching positions throughout the year.  Applications are kept in the hiring pool for a period of two years. The number of open positions varies from semester to semester.  The Division Dean or Department Chair will contact you directly for an interview when a position becomes available. We appreciate your interest in Sierra College!


Examples Of Functions and Tasks


Instruction – ESSENTIAL: Teaches college courses in, but not limited to, animal husbandry, equine studies, agribusiness, and related general agriculture curriculum. Prepares and delivers classroom lectures. Prepares, organizes, supervises, and delivers learning labs that support classroom curriculum. Compiles special materials and bibliographies for outside reading and research assignments. Instructs students using various methods such as lecture, demonstration, audio-visual aids, and practical experience. Stimulates classroom discussions. Prepares, administers, and grades examinations. Provides subject-area counseling and supplemental discussions with students to enhance and stimulate understanding and learning.

  • Animal Husbandry. Curriculum for courses includes but is not limited to stable management, genetics and animal breeding, animal care and nutrition, and live animal evaluation.
  • Equine Studies. Curriculum for courses includes, but is not limited to horse husbandry and equine care, facility management, horsemanship, horse training, and riding classes.
  • Agribusiness. Curriculum for courses includes, but is not limited to topics such as agricultural economics, farm management, agricultural finance, marketing of agricultural products, and agricultural ethics.
  • General Agriculture. Curriculum for courses that may be developed in the future to meet community needs.


Agriculture Program Administration –  ESSENTIAL: Plans, organizes, and implements marketing and outreach activities to the community, agricultural business and interest organizations. Participates in local agriculture-related events. Develops and maintains relationships with agribusiness organizations and food/farm organizations to secure internships and lab settings for students. Maintains relationships with governmental organizations to learn about the trends in regulations. Coordinates agriculture department activities with Community Education. Participates in the selection and evaluation of part- time instructors, reviews and recommends course content and schedules.


Student Activities - ESSENTIAL: Recruits potential students to the agriculture program. Develops internships in agriculture-related industries. Coordinates and participates in local events. May advise and coach activities and interscholastic events.


Budget and Administration - ESSENTIAL: Participates in the development of the budget for the Agriculture program. Administers approved budgets. Supervises student employees and others who are assigned to the department.



Minimum Qualifications


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

 This position is a part-time faculty teaching assignment with the following salary rates: Part-Time/Adjunct Salary Schedule (Download PDF reader) (Degree and years of acceptable teaching experience determine step placement)

Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, LiveScan, and tuberculosis examination as required.

Verification of prior employment (teaching or work experience) may be needed to determine minimum qualifications met.

Copies of transcripts MUST be attached to the application (photocopies & unofficial transcripts are accepted).

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