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Hill Correctional Center  (District 1)  - Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center
Status: Open
Correctional Horticulture Instructor at Hill Correctional Center

Full-time, 12 month, grant funded position for Lake Land College at Hill Correctional Center.  Responsible for teaching courses and labs in the Horticulture Certificate Program.  Extensive knowledge of plant propagation, pest and disease control on turf, garden, and ornamental plants required. HS diploma/GED required.  Associate degree preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  

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Contact Person

 Apply online Submit LLC application, letter of application, resume, and transcripts if applicable to:  Human Resources, 5001 Lake Land Blvd.  Mattoon, IL 61938.  For questions contact:  Chris Williams, Associate Dean, Hill Correctional Center, EOE/AA



Lincoln Way  (District 2)  - Welding & Animal Science Instructor
Status: Open
Lincoln Way High School District is seeking an Agriculture teacher for Welding and Animal Science assignments for the 2021-22 school year. L-W offers well maintained and funded welding facilities and an opportunity to grow your Animal Science program! The current base salary for new teachers at L-W is 48,900 and excellent benefits. 
This position is not planned to participate in the 3 Circles Grant.
Contact Person
Apply online here.

Naperville  (District 2)  - Vet Science/Animal Science Instructor (Part Time)
Status: Open
As AFNR enrollment grows, Naperville High School is seeking a part-time Animal & Vet Science instructor for the 2020-2021 school year. The position is a .4 opening, and courses will be taught at both Naperville North and Naperville Central campuses. Courses to be taught include Companion Animal Science and Veterinary Science. 
Contact Person
Applicants can apply here:

Central (Burlington)  (District 2)  - Agriculture/Biology/Environmental Science Teacher & FFA Advisor
Status: Open

Central High School, located between Burlington and Elgin, Illinois, has a full time agriculture/biology/environmental science and FFA Advisor position opening for the 2021-2022 school year.  Central recently built a state of the art veterinary science building and there are currently over 240 FFA members with an opportunity for significant growth of the program from a regional agreement amongst local high schools that will feed into our program.    

Courses to be taught will be Intro to Ag Science, Plant Science, Biotechnology, Alternative Energy, Biology, and Environmental Science.      

Salary and board paid TRS will be based off of the existing contract according to the successful applicants years of experience and education.  Central also participates in the 3 Circle Grant and offers an excellent benefits package that includes fully paid single health and dental insurance.

Contact Person
Qualified applicants should apply online.

Bethalto Community Unit School District No. 8  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor / FFA Advisor
Status: Open
Bethalto Community Unit School District Number 8, located in Madison County in Section 15, is seeking a high school Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Civic Memorial High School. 

This will be the first year for this program! 

More information can be found at this link. 
Contact Person
Send all documentation to:
Julie Fitzgerald
Secretary to the Superintendent/Board of Education
Bethalto Community Unit School District No. 8
101 School Street Bethalto, IL 62010

Spoon River Valley High School  (District 3)  - Agricultural Education Instructor/FFA Advisor
Status: Open

The Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor will be responsible for planning and delivering instruction to create a quality comprehensive agriculture education program. Planned courses for the 2019-2020 school year include Junior High Agriculture, Introduction to Agriculture, Agriculture Science, BSAA, Ag Business Management and possibly Horticulture. The department has a greenhouse that is in the process of being replaced due to storm damage. The successful candidate will also be responsible for advising the FFA program and providing an FFA experience that integrates with classroom instruction and provides a complete program when combined with SAE programs. 

Spoon River Valley CUSD 4 is a rural school district located in west central Illinois. The program has the start of an Alumni program as well as good community support. In addition to the greenhouse, the program has a multi-acre land lab that has been used to grow crops to help fund the program expenses through the year. 

The instructor will be offered a ten month contract. In addition to that, the program has also taken advantage of the Three Circle grant to provide additional time outside of the contract. 

Contact Person

Applications or questions should be directed to: Chris Janssen, Superintendent, Spoon River Valley CUSD 4, 35265 N IL Hwy 97, London Mills, IL 61544, 309-778-2201. Applications due July 16th.


Valmeyer  (District 5)  - Ag Education Instructor/FFA Adivsor
Status: Open

Valmeyer High School, located in Section 22, is seeking a full time agriculture teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Courses taught will be determined by the strengths of the hired candidate and the high school needs.

Facilities include a classroom, ag mechanics shop, greenhouse, and an extensive aquaculture setup.  Within the program there are approximately 120 students taking an agriculture education course. 

More information can be found at the school website and/or the FFA facebook page. Candidates should have a valid Illinois Teacher License. Candidates will be paid based on the collective bargaining agreement.  This position also includes an FFA stipend and/or the Three Circles Grant. 

To apply the following should be submitted:

  • Letter of Application

  • Resume with References

  • Copy of Transcripts

  • Proof of License

Contact Person

Mail or email information to:

Mr. Eric Frankford, Superintendent

Valmeyer Community Unit School District #3

300 South Cedar Bluff Drive, Valmeyer, IL 62295

(618) 935-2100


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