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Madison Area Technical College
  • Position Number: 4399996
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry

PT Instructor Pool - Urban Forestry

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Job Posting Date:
February 6, 2024

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:
Salary depends upon workload.

Urban Forestry

Job Description:

Madison College is recruiting a pool of highly motivated and qualified candidates to teach part time courses for the Urban Forestry program. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for the 2024-2025 academic school year. If you possess the aspiration to help others succeed, this is an opportunity for you to positively impact the community and lives of our students. Madison College is a first-choice institution that offers exceptional educational opportunities to our students providing high-demand skills for professional and academic growth.

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Hiring a diverse workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College - it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for instruction in Urban Forestry at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, division and college levels. This position reports to the Department Chair - Human and Protective Services.

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Responsible for facilitating student learning in the Urban Forestry program.

2. Develop and plan appropriate instructional strategies and alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face and on-line course delivery.

3. Assist and advise students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other academic matters.

4. Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.

5. Use data to continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.

6. Actively work with other personnel in student recruitment, retention and job placement. This includes developing strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority students.

7. Develop and maintain curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ division staff; participate in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs, other Schools of the College, other colleges and universities, and District K-12 partners.

8. Function without direct supervision in a team environment with the ability to support a cohesive department atmosphere.

9. Comply with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc.

10. Assist students in developing work experience assignments such as field experience, work-study assignments, team projects, etc.

11. Design and implement strategies to engage students in the learning process.

12. Integrate the use of technology into the teaching and learning process.

13. Attend School, program and advisory committee meetings; participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

14. Plan and implement professional development strategies to continually improve teaching and professional experience.

15. Maintain competencies as an instructor as aligned with the Faculty Quality Assurance System.

16. Demonstrate a commitment to the college's mission, vision and values.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures related to Urban Forestry.

2. Ability to demonstrate the methods and procedures involved in agriculture.

3. Knowledge urban forestry equipment and supplies.

4. Knowledgeable in the use of computer hardware, software applications/programs, and supporting equipment.

5. Knowledge of industry related terminology, practices and applicable regulations.

6. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

7. Demonstrates skill in both oral and written communication.

8. Ability to coordinate scheduling, training assignments, and tasks.

9. Ability to communicate technical information.

10. Experience with Windows/PC based computer programs

11. Ability to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

12. Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills in educating adult learners.


1. Bachelor's Degree in related and appropriate field - OR - Bachelor's Degree equivalent based on verified work experience in the occupation combined with appropriate education and training totaling 7 years (14,000 hours); Master's Degree preferred.

2. Two years (4,000 hours) of recent, related occupational experience outside the field of education.
  • One (1) year (2,000 hours) of related work experience must be within the past five (5) years.
  • Two (2) years of full-time equivalent teaching experience in a related area at an accredited college within the past five (5) years may be substituted for the one (1) year of related work experience within the past five (5) years.

    3. Industry recognized certification/credential preferred.

    4. Prior teaching experience preferred, but not required.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Madison College utilizes pool postings for all Part-time Instructor positions. This posting is a pool position to collect applications for potential part-time instruction positions. Part-time Instructors are hired on a per course basis each semester, and teaching one semester does not guarantee assignment for the following semester. The teaching hours for a part-time instructor vary and can include day, evening, and weekend classes.

    If interested, please complete the required online application and attach a resume, cover letter, and transcripts (unofficial copy). Please note that all transcripts will be checked for verification of accreditation before hire. This pool will close on approximately January 31, 2025. If you are not contacted by this time and you are still interested in employment with Madison College, you will be asked to reapply to a new pool. All communications will be through the e-mail provided on your application materials.

    We regard diversity in the workforce as a competitive advantage and strongly support its presence in our educational environment.

    If you are experiencing application issues, please contact us at the HR email or HR hotline (608) 246-6900.

    To ensure that emails from us regarding your application do not go to your spam folder, please add the domain as a safe sender in your email.

    Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. Madison College offers degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates in Architecture & Engineering; Arts, Design & Humanities; Business; Construction, Manufacturing & Maintenance; Culinary, Hospitality & Fitness; Education & Social Services; Health Sciences; Information Technology; Law, Protective & Human Services; Science, Math & Natural Resources; and Transportation. Admissions criteria vary by program and are available by calling our Enrollment Office at (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 Ext. 6210. The following person has been designated to coordinate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and to handle inquiries regarding the college's nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Muchka, Compliance Coordinator, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246.5221

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