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Animal Care and Management Instructor (9 month)

Alamance Community College

Job Description

Provide effective instruction to students in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance lessons, and using effective evaluation methods to evaluate student performance in curriculum.

Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours,
providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner to promote student success.

Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of
courses, curriculum, and programs, participating in program advisory committees, attending departmental meetings, and serving as backup for other faculty members.

Promote the success of the college by participating in standing committees and
following college professional and ethical guidelines.

Maintain teaching and work environment by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Stay current in chosen field and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and field of Animal Care.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.

Example of Duties

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Create and carry out lesson plans to ensure industry relevant content in courses.
  • Assess student learning outcomes
  • Assist the Department head in maintaining an accurate inventory of program supplies.
  • Teach according to department lesson plans and maintain proper record keeping.
  • Classes may include Intro to Animal Care, Vet Terminology, Euthanasia, Health Care for Animals, Community Health, among others.
  • Recruitment and advising of students
  • Assisting in student club activities
  • Successful candidate must have the ability to care for animals
  • Maintenance of classroom and laboratory areas (including animal spaces occasionally requiring weekend and holiday maintenance)
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications


  • Associates degree and demonstrated industry experience and/or demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline or alternate portfolio detailing industry experience and/or demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline.


  • Advanced degree in animal care or related field.
  • Teaching experience in a community college.
  • Ability to develop successful strategies for enrollment growth, K-12 and higher education partnerships, student success, and student retention.

Supplemental Information

An ACC online application must be fully complete for consideration, which includes a required letter of interest, transcript attachment, and a statement on their philosophy of teaching and learning as it relates to the community college setting. Resume attachments are welcome but will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Applicants that are chosen for an interview will be requested to present a ten-minute lesson on a subject chosen by the screening committee.

For faculty positions, all relevant full- and part-time teaching experience, including start and end dates of employment, should be included on the application. Also, all relevant full- and part-time work experience related to the teaching discipline should be included on the application, including start and end dates.

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