Farming Operations Technology Instructor

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest is accepting applications for a full-time Farming Operations Technology instructor located at the Bells Campus.

Deadline: Applications can be downloaded from

Position will be open until filled.

Please mail/email the following: cover letter, resume, transcripts and TCAT Northwest application to:

TCAT Northwest - Attention: Teresa Yates, Human Resource Office

340 Washington Street, Newbern, TN 38059 * 731-627-2511 *


EOE/AA/Title IX/Title VI/ADA Employer

A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution

Required Qualifications

· Requires a technical diploma, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, or related field preferred.

· At least three (3) years’ experience in an agricultural setting.

· Prior experience teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level a plus.

· Ability to interact with postsecondary and secondary students.

· Possess a strong technical background in precision agriculture, crop production, or livestock production.

· Knowledgeable of a variety of agricultural technologies including sensors, handhelds, drones, and comfortable working with industry-standard software.

· Ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to work-based learning sites within the college service area.

· Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.

· Must show evidence of good character, mature attitude, and stable personality.

· Must possess average computer skills.

· Must possess a general knowledge of mechanical skills, general welding skills, basic electricity, and farm maintenance skills.


· Possess the organizational and communication skills necessary to teach all areas of Farming Operations Technology.

· Commitment to remain current in the Farming Operations field and maintain accreditation standards.

· Provide individualized classroom, lab, and field work instruction to postsecondary and secondary students to prepare them for employment in agricultural fields.

· Monitor, grade, and evaluate students’ progress and maintain student records.

· Assist in recruitment and placement of students.

· Maintain appropriate records and submit timely reports.

· Participate in professional development activities.

· Maintain good public relations with business and industry.

· Develop and maintain an advisory group comprised of industry personnel for continued program improvement.

· Perform other duties as assigned by administration.

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.