Animal Science and Research Teacher - Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers

Title:  Animal Science and Research Teacher


Reports to: Principal- Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers


Position Purpose:  The Animal Science and Research Teacher is responsible for teaching students in Grades 11 and 12 the skills required in the animal science industry.



  • 1-3 years teaching experience preferred- but not required.
  • Kansas teaching licensure in Agriculture/Vocational Agriculture; advanced degrees (Bachelor`s Master`s- and/or Doctorage degree) in Animal Sciences preferred; OR meet the requirements for CTE Specialized Certificate.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products- including Excel.

Physical/Emotional Requirements: (The incumbent may be required to use the skills and abilities outlined below during any part of the working day.) While performing the duties of this job- the employee is frequently required to walk- sit- talk- and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- depth perception- and the ability to adjust focus.


Performance Responsibilities

  • Ability to work well with others in an academic environment.
  • Strong verbal- written- and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • High degree of motivation- responsibility- and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly collaborative team player.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word- Outlook- etc.)
  • Ability to self-initiate areas of opportunity- make recommendations for improvement- and follow up as necessary to achieve desired results.
  • Facilitates learning activities so that students learn the principles-theory- skills- and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry-level positions.
  • Develop and execute lesson plans that lead toward student mastery of program competencies in the Animal Science CTE Pathway.
  • Develop and update curriculum as needed.
  • Prepare orders for the purchase of supplies- instruments- equipment- and instructional materials necessary to support the learning activities of the program.
  • Maintain inventory and repair records and ensure the safe and proper operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment.
  • Maintain an Advisory Committee and keep records of meeting notices- meeting agendas- and meeting minutes.
  • Create a positive learning environment.
  • Monitor- assess- and advise learners on technical and academic progress and performance.
  • Remain informed of new trends- methods- materials- instruments- and equipment in the animal health science industry.
  • Integrate Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) leadership activities into the program.
  • Use current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction.
  • Develop and upgrade lesson material- training aids- and maintain equipment within assigned course of instruction.
  • Assist in the recruitment and placement of learners.
  • Attend technical update classes annually to maintain certifications as needed.
  • Analyze and interpret test data.
  • Work with district CTE Coordinator to accurately report state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Salary and work year to be determined by Board of Education.




Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of certified staff.
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 05/31/2020

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please visit, select Employment, and then Job Opportunities. Topeka Public Schools` students perform at the highest levels.  Students, staff members, and district leaders are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. We offer a variety of comprehensive programs designed to fit to the needs and interests of all students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We educate all children. TPS schools have received national recognition for excellence in education, with several attaining the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics and many achieving remarkable double-digit gains. As the sixth largest school district in Kansas with an enrollment of about 12,000 students in elementary through high school, Topeka Public Schools is also the largest school district in Shawnee County.  Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students. We have two elementary magnet schools.  One is a science and fine arts magnet school and the other is a computer magnet school. Middle school enrollments range between 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 800 to 1,800 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the district. A proud feature of our district is Hummer Sports Park, a six-sport complex featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball, and swimming. We are committed to hiring and retaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka with over 2,400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package, and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining our progressive school district, please check the job listings below and visit our website at to learn more about Topeka Public Schools and complete your application. 

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