The Draft Animal Faculty and Manager is a full-time hybrid position with split faculty and management responsibilities. In their faculty role, this position reports directly to the Dean of Academics. In their manager role, this position reports to the Director of the Rian Fried Center and will be expected to coordinate farm management activities in regular consultation with the other farm management staff (Livestock Manager and Garden Manager).
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As a half-time faculty, this position is responsible for delivering course content central to the College’s Draft Animal Power Systems (DAPS) minor and general student interest. These content areas include basic and advanced driving, animal and equipment care, and specific work applications including tillage, cultivation, haying, logging, etc. Additional instructional opportunities will occur within the work-learning course series: Practical Applications and Working Skills (PAWS). The Draft Animal Faculty and Manager would attend the weekly meeting of the Faculty Council, and the regular meetings of the farm operational team.
In addition to instructional responsibilities, the Draft Animal Faculty and Manager coordinates with the Livestock Manager and Garden Manager to determine how our draft animals can best meet the needs of the farm, ensuring the daily care, routine exercise, and utilization of the draft animals in farm operations in a way that supports student learning, associated faculty needs, and the overall production goals of the farm. While this position oversees the care and maintenance of the draft animals, these animals are used by other community members who have demonstrated appropriate levels of competence. As such, a cooperative management style is necessary to be successful in this role.
Having relevant teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced academic credentials and/or substantial practitioner experience in fields related to the position is essential. Sterling encourages applications from candidates who have professionally demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential, outdoor-oriented, hands-on learning through study and work as well as our ecological thinking and action mission, and a commitment to pedagogy that integrates multicultural perspectives in the curriculum and promotes inclusion in the classroom. The College is committed to in-person instruction, but experience and familiarity using online tools will be seen as a strength.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and details of three references as PDF documents to Caitlin Miller, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of Faculty Search (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates who have submitted materials prior to April 19, 2021 will receive full consideration and the searches will continue until successful appointments have been made. This position will start by August 2021.