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.

Application Deadline: Review of application will commence immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please visit for the TCAT Northwest employment application.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application to:

Teresa Yates, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Ripley
340 Washington Street
Newbern, TN 38059
EOE/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 education and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.