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Monmouth College  (District 1)  - Professor of Agribusiness Management

Monmouth College
Monmouth, Illinois
Date Posted - December 3, 2021
Position will remain open until filled.

Agribusiness Management
The Monmouth College Business and Economics Department seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track position to design, teach, shepherd and lead a new program in Agribusiness Management and to teach a few traditional business courses.  The successful candidate will have an appropriate Masters’ or Ph.D. in Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics or a traditional business discipline.  The candidate should have the ability to develop and teach new courses in agribusiness.  The candidate will have a leadership role in the new program including the freedom to design a program that embraces the spirit and values of a small liberal arts college.   

The candidate should have a broad understanding of modern Midwest agribusiness in variety of contexts including production, marketing, management, strategy and stewardship.  In addition to being a highly effective teacher and advisor, this faculty member must seek and supervise agribusiness internships. 

Monmouth College aspires to be the home of a diverse, inclusive community of students, teacher/scholars and staff working as a team for the benefit of our students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome all candidates to join us in our shared mission and ask that all candidates indicate ways that they will support and contribute to the welcoming, diverse, and inclusive mission of Monmouth College. 

 
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Monmouth College EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

Monmouth College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. 

Monmouth College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, military service, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other factors as prohibited by law. 

Monmouth College admits students of any race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to Monmouth students. 

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy. 

Michelle Me

 


Carl Sandburg College  (District 1)  - Adjunct Ag Instructor
Purpose / Classification / Level / Working Relationships

Salary for Adjunct Faculty is paid per equated credit hours and is commensurate with education and experience.

Exempt/Non-Bargaining Unit.

Provide academic instruction on a non-permanent basis in a manner consistent with division standards, expectations, and course objective.

Major Responsibilities / Assists With / Risk Management

Meet with assigned class(es) at all scheduled times/locations and provide instruction necessary for fulfilling course objectives. Notify Dean/Associate Dean in the event a class meeting is canceled or changed. Prepare and distribute to students course syllabi that are consistent with the official course brief for each class. The syllabi should be sufficiently detailed so as to inform each student about policies concerning attendance, evaluation and expected performance. Submit all required documents such as midterm lists and final grades in a timely manner. Maintain student attendance records and submit them to the Dean/Associate Dean at the end of each course. Employ a well-defined procedure for evaluating student progress. Enforce College regulations concerning student behavior and building regulations. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Necessary Skills, Experience, and Educational Background

Earned Bachelor's degree or A.A.S. degree in an Agricultural program required, Master's degree preferred. Minimum one year (2,000 hours) of tested/verified work experience (other than teaching) in major field of instruction, as defined by criteria of the State of Illinois Community College Board Department of Academic Affairs and Career and Technical Education. The ability to communicate successfully with clients of all ages, socio-economic status, sex, or race.

Physical Requirements to Perform Job Function

The specific motor skills and sensory perception necessary to effectively instruct and evaluate student is based on the content, instructional methods, and objectives of the course(s) taught.


 
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Highland Community College  (District 1)  - Highland Community College - 3rd Agriculture Instructor Job Posting
FULL – TIME AGRICULTURE INSTRUCTOR

DESCRIPTION: See attached for Job Description
QUALIFICATIONS: Highland Community College is seeking a full-time tenure-track
Agriculture Instructor beginning the Fall 2024 semester. This is a new position, and the selected candidate will join a team of two existing full- time instructors. The successful candidate will have a either a master’s degree, a doctorate degree, or extensive work experience in animal science, veterinary science, agribusiness, agricultural/precision
technology, agricultural mechanics, crop and soil science, horticulture, agricultural education, or related field. Teaching assignments may be flexible and depend on the strengths and experiences of the instructor. Participation in activities related to recruitment, retention, and program promotion are also part of this position.

 
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PROCEDURE: To apply for this position, please visit our website at:

www.highland.edu/employment. Application is not complete until the
following materials are submitted: cover letter, resume/CV, copies of
undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable
for the purpose of application), three current professional letters of
recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. You may also
contact Human Resources at 815-599-3426 for an alternative application
method.

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2024 and will be

accepted until the position is filled.
 


Oakton Community College  (District 2)  - Adjunct Instructor: Cannabis Cultivation

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. This is a pool search; we are looking for qualified Cannabis Studies faculty to teach CNB 107: Botany and Cultivation of Cannabis.

Laboratory course focuses on the anatomical and biological aspects of the cannabis plant. Students will work with the cannabis plant or a substitute plant. Content includes seed to harvest cannabis growth cycle, plant health, agricultural cultivation techniques, state regulations of industry standards, and structural and physiological aspects of cannabis including terpenes, cannabinoids, and the pharmacokinetics of cannabis.

 
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View position announcement and apply online.

For details, contact: 
Ruth Williams, M.S., Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-635-1862
rwilliam@oakton.edu
 


College of DuPage  (District 2)  - Full Time Faculty - Horticulture (Tenure Track, Fall 2024)
College of DuPage seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to teach Horticulture courses starting in August 2024.

The Horticulture program at College of DuPage is accredited through the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the Engine and Equipment Training Council. The program offers three Associate in Applied Science degrees, ten specialized certificates and 64 plus classes.

We are actively seeking innovative, collaborative colleagues who regularly examine their pedagogy and practices in order to foster more equitable, accessible, and inclusive student learning.

Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising students, professional inquiry, committee work and engaging with instructional technology, along with program outreach including community, industry, middle school and high school.

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends. Faculty positions may not be fully remote.


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in the field and/or a combination of education, training and tested experience required.  Master's degree preferred.  
Teaching experience is required. Teaching experience in Higher Education preferred.
Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.  Positions are contingent upon ongoing budget availability and Board approval.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references, and a Teaching Statement. Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, February 4th, 2024.  

The Teaching Statement must include the candidate’s anticipated contributions to College of DuPage related to academic quality and student success and meet a 2-page limit.

 
A teaching demonstration will be required at interview.
 
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College of DuPage  (District 2)  - Full Time Faculty - Horticulture (Temporary Two-Semester, Fall 2024/Spring 2025)
College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

College of DuPage seeks a full-time, two-semester temporary faculty member to teach Horticulture courses starting in August 2024.

The Horticulture program at College of DuPage is accredited through the National Association of Landscape Professionals and the Engine and Equipment Training Council. The program offers three Associate in Applied Science degrees, ten specialized certificates and 64 plus classes.

We are actively seeking innovative, collaborative colleagues who regularly examine their pedagogy and practices in order to foster more equitable, accessible, and inclusive student learning.

Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising students, professional inquiry, committee work and engaging with instructional technology.

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends. Faculty positions may not be fully remote.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in the field and/or a combination of education, training and tested experience required.
Teaching experience required. Teaching experience in Higher Education preferred.
 

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references, and a Teaching Statement. Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, April 14th, 2024. 

The Teaching Statement must include the candidate’s anticipated contributions to College of DuPage related to academic quality and student success and meet a 2-page limit.

 

A teaching demonstration will be required at interview.
 
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Illinois College  (District 3)  - Assistant Professor of Agribusiness

The Department of Business at Illinois College invites applications for a full-time position in Agribusiness to begin in Fall 2024.  Candidates should have the ability to teach a variety of courses within Agribusiness in face-to-face and online formats while providing support for other majors in the Business department. Teaching load will include introductory courses, Agricultural Marketing, capstone/senior seminar, and other courses in the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise.  Additional duties will include student recruitment and contribution to the ongoing development of the Agribusiness program and to the ongoing development of the business programs at the College, including online teaching; student advising and mentoring; scholarly engagement; and community involvement. 

 

The successful candidate will have a commitment to undergraduate teaching, interest in faculty-student research, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Professional marketing experience preferred. A terminal degree is preferred, but highly qualified master’s-prepared candidates with relevant teaching and professional experience considered. 

 

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students.  Currently our population is approximately one-third students of color and 40% first-generation college students.  Commitment to supporting the success of all students and to teaching excellence are essential. 

 

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-study interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.  The College develops in its students qualities of mind and character needed for fulfilling lives of leadership and service.  The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois 30 minutes west of the capital city of Springfield and 90 minutes north of St. Louis, Missouri.  


Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format.

  • Letter of Application

  • C.V.

  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body

  • Contact information for three references and/or three letters of reference

For optimal consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2023.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Illinois College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.
 

 
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John Wood Community College  (District 3)  - Director of Agriculture Education Center

Job Description

This full-time, 12-month exempt position reports to the Dean of Career and Technical Education and is located at the JWCC Agricultural Science Complex, 37803 Street, Hwy 104, Baylis, IL 62314

Director of Agricultural Education Center

John Wood Community College                                                                     Quincy, IL

Job Summary

The Director of the Agriculture Education Center provides vision, leadership, and direction for the Agricultural Sciences programs and direct oversight of the agricultural sciences complex. The position is responsible for teaching up to eight semester credit hours per the fall and spring semesters and up to four credit semester hours during the summer. The director also supports and leads faculty in conducting regular curriculum reviews, academic program reviews, academic assessments, and program evaluation planning. The position is responsible for the budget for agricultural programs and facilities. It leads collaboration with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and other regional partnerships with agricultural organizations. The Agriculture Education Center’s director serves as the college’s representative in the agricultural community of the service district and across the state.

 

John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community in the West Central Illinois Region. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

John Wood Community College is an educational leader in comprehensive community college education in West Central Illinois and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1974, the college’s main campus and administrative center is located in the vibrant city of Quincy, Illinois. The main campus opened in January 2002 and is located on 150-acres of beautiful, sprawling landscape. The College operates four branch campuses: the Workforce Development Center in Quincy, the Southeast Education Center in Pittsfield, the Agricultural Sciences Complex in Baylis, and the Mt. Sterling Education Center in Mt. Sterling.

John Wood serves an average fall enrollment of 1,900 students across a nine-county area of Western Illinois. As a catalyst for innovation both on-campus and in the local community, John Wood Community College specializes in traditional education, workforce training, and professional development. The College is committed to student success and programmatic excellence based on the core values of excellence, accountability, integrity, servant leadership, and lifelong learning.

 

Mission

John Wood Community College enriches lives through learning by providing accessible educational opportunities and services at exceptional value.

 

Philosophy

John Wood Community College is an open-admission, comprehensive, public community college that seeks to enhance the lives of those it serves by striving for academic excellence, integrity, accountability, and flexibility. Recognizing and respecting each person’s uniqueness, potential, and value, the College offers a variety of programs, curricula, and educational delivery systems and schedules to accommodate students’ requirements and different learning rates. Further, the College seeks to stimulate students’ intellectual, academic, personal, and social development as productive, engaged, and responsible citizens supporting the community.

 

Accreditations

JWCC is accredited and recognized by the following organizations:

– The Higher Learning Commission

– North Central Association

– Illinois Community College Board

– Illinois Board of Higher Education

 

John Wood Agricultural Sciences Complex

The John Wood Community College Agricultural Sciences Complex is based on a 44-year educational partnership with the University of Illinois, John Wood Community College, and the Orr Research Center Corporation. The JWCC Agricultural Sciences Complex is the product of a unique agreement between JWCC and the University of Illinois. University land was deeded to JWCC to construct a teaching facility at the University of Illinois Orr Agronomy Research Center to be shared by the two schools. JWCC works with the land grant university to support the Orr Center concept of combining research and education.

This world-class teaching and research facility, designed to meet the needs of agriculture education in rural western Illinois, underwent the construction of the new 24,000-square-foot facility in 2022. The newly completed facility houses offices and classrooms, an exposition/arena space, and an animal care unit designed for short-term or temporary housing for the welfare of animals. The building addresses multiple agricultural education and development issues in West Central Illinois and further enhances regional research, teaching, and activities. Together, these partners continue to work collectively to build a strong rural economy and create new generations of farm operators, owners, and other rural careers. The Orr Corporation led this privately funded project of $2.5 million.

The John Wood Community College Agriculture education programs boast a rich history of providing first-class instruction for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or enter the workforce after obtaining a degree or certificate. Hands-on programs, research and internship connections with the University of Illinois, and caring, veteran instructors serving students in a close-knit environment make JWCC’s Agricultural Education Center one-of-a-kind in Illinois.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include: master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, education with a specialization in agriculture or another agricultural area (including agricultural business, agricultural engineering, agricultural mechanics, agriculture agronomy, animal science, enology, environmental, ornamental) horticulture, forestry, natural resources, plant science, pomology, soil science, viticulture, or other agriculture science; or a master’s degree in a closely related field with 18 graduate hours in agriculture science courses. Upon hire, the successful candidate must be fully credentialed to teach per the Higher Learning Commission and Illinois Community College Board, three (3) years of full-time teaching experience in agricultural sciences or agriculture education at a k-12, community college, or university setting; experience in curriculum development and assessment; experience working with and coordinating events for the Future Farmers of America (FFA) career and technical student organization.

 

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include: five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in agricultural sciences or agriculture education at a k-12, community college, or university setting; teaching experience in a community college setting; experience in the supervision of full-time faculty; experience in the organization of and judging of livestock competitions; demonstrated abilities to work cooperatively with people in the agriculture industry and with high school students and teachers; experience working in one or more sectors of the agriculture industry; an active member of appropriate professional organizations; experience developing courses with an online component; experience in course design and curriculum development, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to retention and motivation of students.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides vision, leadership, and direction for the Agricultural Sciences programs, which consist of Agriculture Associates of Science (AS), Associate of Arts (AA) degrees, and Agricultural Sciences AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Teaches up to eight semester credit hours per the fall and spring semesters and up to four credit semester hours during the summer of courses required in the agricultural science degree and certificate programs.

  • Oversees the agricultural sciences complex, which consists of two buildings and adjacent property. Serve as the primary point of contact for activities and events held at the facility.

  • Maintains relations and collaborates with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and other regional partnerships with agricultural organizations.

  • Supports and leads faculty in conducting regular curriculum reviews, academic program reviews, academic assessments, and planning for program evaluations.

  • Responsible for the budget for agricultural programs and facilities.

  • Coordinates with admission for recruitment activities, including outreach events and coordinating the Ag Ambassador program.

  • Coordinates with advising to ensure student success and retention.

  • Supervises assigned full-time faculty, associate faculty, and staff.

  • Coordinates with college facilities and maintenance for the care of the facility.

  • Works closely with the JWCC Ag Advisory Council to regularly seek industry input on program offerings, internships, essential job skill requirements, and employment opportunities within the industry.

  • Works closely with the Ag alumni group to seek input on programs and stays current with industry changes.

  • Works closely with the Office of Grants to pursue funding opportunities to support program initiatives and students.

  • Works closely with the JWCC Foundation to pursue contributions to support student scholarships and program initiatives.

  • Conducts regular community outreach to identify services to provide services to the JWCC agriculture program and rural population.

 

Work Schedule

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Some evenings and weekends may be required.

 

Work Calendar

12 Months

 

SALARY

Commensurate with the College’s pay scale

 

BENEFITS

JWCC offers a competitive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance, vacation, sick days, personal days, paid holidays, tuition waivers for employees and dependent family members, and State University Retirement System.

 

APPLICATION

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

1. A letter of application (not to exceed five pages) that succinctly addresses the following three questions and demonstrates how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as the Director of Agricultural Education Center of John Wood Community College.

  • What are the three most pressing challenges in recruiting and retaining students in agriculture, and how does your experience relate to addressing them?

  • What is your experience with student job placement in agriculture? Describe strategies you have used to partner with local industry to promote opportunities for students.

  • What role does the Director of The JWCC Agriculture Complex have in supporting student success?

  1. A current resume, including an email address and cellular telephone number.

  2. A list of eight references: for example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

This is a confidential search process. Application materials should be received by February 26, 2024, to ensure full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Application materials are to be submitted at https://jwcc.aaimtrack.com/jobs/.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status. If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying for a job, please submit a request to hr@jwcc.edu.

 
 
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Southwestern Illinois College  (District 5)  - Agriculture Business Management Program Coordinator
Southwestern Illinois College is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track position of Coordinator/Instructor for the Agriculture Business Management Program. This program is new and under development.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the Mission and Values of Southwestern Illinois College, the successful applicant will serve as an instructor and program coordinator for the new Agriculture Business Management program. As coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the organization, administration, review, development, and overall effectiveness of the program to include staffing, quality assessment, accreditation, budget, admission policies and more. As an instructor, the incumbent will develop, teach and maintain courses in the program, in both traditional and
online environments.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture area; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
2. Minimum of three (3) years agriculture professional experience.
3. Knowledge of and ability to use personal computers, applicable software, and Internet required.
4. Prior teaching, technical training and curriculum development experience highly desirable.

SALARY: This is a nine-month coordinator/teaching position with the salary determined by placement on the salary schedule. For example, the starting salary at Step 3 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is $50,441 for Bachelor’s Degree / $53,531 with a Master’s Degree. Additional compensation will be provided for required summer coordination and teaching duties. Overload teaching assignments may also be available, which may increase the annual compensation. The College offers a comprehensive flexible benefit program.

BENEFITS & PERKS:
Benefit availability and eligibility may vary from the summary listed below.  Please visit www.swic.edu for more information.
-Eligibility for comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plans beginning date of hire
-Retirement savings plan through State Universities Retirement System of Illinois and voluntary 403(b) and 457(b)
savings plan
-Eligibility for paid leave including holidays, sick, and vacation
-Educational incentives including Reduced Tuition at Southwestern Illinois College and Tuition Reimbursement
-Employee Assistance Program, employee discounts, gym access, additional voluntary benefits and more!

WORK LOCATION: 
Belleville Campus with district-wide responsibilities. Driving may be required to other campus locations and sites throughout the metropolitan area.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 
You must submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and college transcripts.
Required application materials, such as resume, cover letter and references, should be attached to your application. Other required application materials i.e., transcripts, etc., should be attached after your application has been submitted. Go to your My Job Applications page from the careers home page of your account.
 
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