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Illinois Central College  (District 1)  - Diesel Powered Equipment Technology (DPET) Faculty - Full-Time - Tenure Track
Tyler Smith
 
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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

 


Illinois State University  (District 1)  - Position: Farm Foreman/Associate Ag Research Technician

The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University currently has a Farm Foreman position available at our university farm in Lexington, IL.  If you know someone who may be interested in applying for this position, please forward them this email.  Information about the position can be found below and in the attached flyer.


Position: Farm Foreman/Associate Ag Research Technician 

Position Description:

The Associate Agricultural Research Technician is responsible for the coordination of livestock and agronomic operations on the farm.  Further the individual helps facilitate research activities and course laboratory activities that take place at the farm.  The individual meets with the Department Chairperson and the Farm Manager to discuss and manage budgetary and financial issues.  This individual works daily with the Assistant Ag Research Technicians to discuss ongoing production, research, and teaching activities and assign work responsibilities.  This individual works with faculty to coordinate management practices for livestock species, agronomic activities, research protocols, and teaching needs involving the farm.  Further, this individual coordinates activities with companies who have partnered with ISU to have research or demonstration trials at the farm.  This position will act as farm manager in the absence of Farm Manager.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Possession of a valid Illinois vehicle operator's license(s).
  • Five (5) years (60 months) of experience and training:
    1. General agricultural experience as appropriate performing general animal, livestock or related farming duties.
    2. Vocational training specifically related to agriculture such as community college or vocational programs.

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture

Position:  Full-time

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits include retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.  Housing is available.

Location: Lexington, IL

 

 
Contact Person

To apply click on the following link

http://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/512469?lApplicationSubSourceID=

 

Direct questions to:

Rob Rhykerd

Search Committee Chair

Agriculture Department

(309) 438-0744

rhykerd@ilstu.edu

 

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.

 


Triton College  (District 2)  - Adjunct Instructor- Landscape Construction

Triton Community College, located 10 minutes west of Chicago in suburban River Grove, Illinois, is seeking an adjunct (part time) instructor for their Landscape Construction class. Interested candidates may apply online or contact Department Chair, Christopher Clem, at christopherclem@triton.edu 

 
Contact Person
If you have questions, please contact: 

Christopher Clem
Coordinator, Horticulture Department
Faculty, Jerome J. Drosos School of Culinary Arts
Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave. / River Grove, IL 60171 / Room B-218
P (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3625
christopherclem@triton.edu 

 


Oakton Community College  (District 2)  - Cannabis Cultivation Adjunct Faculty
Oakton Community College, located in Northwest suburban DesPlaines, is seeking an adjunct instructor to begin teaching a Cannabis Cultivation course for their new cultivation certificate program. They are building a cultivation lab to produce hemp right now.


More specific information and the link to apply are found here.
 
Contact Person
For additional information, contact:
Ruth Williams
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs,
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-635-1862
 


Illinois State University  (District 2)  - Position: Academic Advisor- Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University currently has an Academic Advisor position available on our campus in Normal, IL.

Information about the position can be found below or at the following link: https://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/en-us/job/513045/academic-advisor

Position: Academic Advisor- Department of Agriculture

Job No: 513045
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Academic Advisor

Employee Classification: Academic Advisor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Applied Science and Technology

Department: Agriculture

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary:

Coordinates and directs undergraduate advisement and recruitment. Communicates the progress of the advisement procedures and policies to the Department Chair. Advisement requires being aware of and thoroughly understanding University and departmental policies, procedures and communicating appropriate information to students, faculty, staff and administrators. Is responsible for implementation and extended accountability of student population and curriculum.

Additional Information:

The Agriculture Department was established in 1911, and currently offers a B.S. degree in Agriculture in 10 academic sequences  (https://agriculture.illinoisstate.edu/academics/).
Undergraduate enrollment is 365, with approximately half our students transferring in from a two-year community college. There are 14 tenure-track faculty, two non-tenure track faculty, a departmental Chairperson, and civil service support staff in the Ropp Agriculture Building, the Horticulture Center, and the University Farm at Lexington. Students can join 14 different registered student organizations or clubs.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master's degree by June 1, 2022
2. Interest in and current knowledge of agriculture.
3. Proficient computer skills in word processing, data management, and graphics
4. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, department heads, students, employees, parents and alumni.
5. Ability to exchange or deliver information with/to supervisors and/or managers in other departments, deans, general public/citizens, state or federal elected officials, faculty and/or staff from other universities, and professional/business community

Desired Qualifications:

1. Ability to work relatively independently (with minimal consultation or supervision.)
2. Ability to prioritize and accomplish objectives while managing frequent interruptions.
3. Ability to take initiative in situations when supervisors are not present.
4. Ability and willingness to teach undergraduate agricultural courses and/or work with departmental student organizations

Work Hours:

Office setting. The core work hours of this position are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Position occasionally requires travel and work beyond regular office hours.

Functional Expectations:

Functional Expectations: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations on and off campus as needed to complete day-to-day work
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis

Proposed Starting Date:

June 2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate:

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume / C.V.
Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE:  These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Initial review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply before April 2, 2022 for full consideration.

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application.

 

 
Contact Person

Contact Information for Applicants:

Dr. David Kopsell
dkopsel@ilstu.edu

Important Information for Applicants:

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 02/21/2022 09:00 AM CST

Application Closes: Open Until Filled

 


McHenry County College  (District 2)  - Adjunct Instructor: Plant Science & Landscape Design

McHenry County College, located in Northwest suburban Crystal Lake, is seeking two adjunct instructors to join their growing program. Courses to be taught in Fall 2022 Semester include Plant Science and Landscape Design.

Plant Science is scheduled to meet Tuesdays from 1-3:50 for lecture and Thursday from 1-3:50 for lab.

Landscape Design is scheduled to meet Tuesdays from 6-8pm for lecture and Thursday from 1-3:50 for lab.

 
Contact Person
For more information, contact Garrett Beier

Apply online.
 
 


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.

 
Contact Person
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
 


Illinois Valley Community College  (District 2)  - Agriculture Instructor, Co-Program Coordinator, Tenure Track
Illinois Valley Community College is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and highly energetic person to teach and assess student learning and serve as the Co-Program Coordinator in the discipline of agriculture. This instructor will play a key leadership role in building a strong program, preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions and others for employment in related areas such as animal science, business and precision agriculture, agronomy, and cannabis production.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Leadership: Serve as the Agriculture Co-Program Coordinator and Instructor. Promote the program to internal and external stakeholders, prospective and current students. Represent IVCC within the agriculture community. 

REQUIREMENTS: 
-Master’s degree in Agriculture or a Master’s degree in a related discipline with 18 graduate credit hours in Agriculture from an accredited college/university required.
-Teaching experience at the college level in Agriculture preferred, including familiarity with on-line courses.
-Computer knowledge and commitment to the use of new technologies in the classroom.
-Experience with Smart classroom technology.
-Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the community college.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. 

Additional details found here.

Apply online here.
 
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Joliet Jr. College  (District 2)  - Agriculture Instructor, Tenure Track

Joliet Junior College is seeking an agriculture faculty member to join our team!

Job Description:

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE POSITION: FACULTY, AGRICULTURE
STATUS: Full Time Tenure Track
DEPARTMENT: Agricultural, Horticultural, and Veterinary Sciences
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Qualifications include education and related work experience.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Teach courses in the Agricultural Programs.  Individual courses will be assigned by the Department Chair with significant consideration to the interests and qualifications of the candidate.

2. Assist with and/or sponsor departmental student organizations and activities.

3. Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.

4. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.

5. Be willing to teach online and/or hybrid courses.

6. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and represent the department on college committees.

7. Assist students with academic advising.

8. Attend and assist with various departmental recruitment activities including high school visitation.

9. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.

10. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.

11. Teach at other campus sites as needed.

12. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture or related field.

2. Teaching and/or industry experience.

3. Expertise in appropriate technologies for instruction.

4. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.

5. Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1. Master of Science Degree in Agriculture or related field.

2. Practical agricultural industry experience.  

3. Teaching experience at the community college level.

4. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

5. Experience in teaching using online and/or course management software.

6. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.

7. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

 
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please complete the application Friday, April 22nd 2022.

 

Link for full description and to Apply:  APPLY HERE

 


Parkland College  (District 4)  - Tenure Track Faculty- Precision Agriculture

Tenure-Track Faculty

Precision Agriculture

Parkland Community College

The Precision Agriculture Tenure-Track Faculty develops, prepares, and delivers courses in both classroom and various lab settings. Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) bargaining agreement, advise and mentor students, collaborate with industry partners, and participate in governance of their departments and the college. The Precision Agriculture Tenure-Track Faculty is responsible for providing leadership of the college’s Precision Agriculture program.

Essential Job Functions:

-Teach courses in precision agriculture technology and other related subjects areas.

-Provide instruction on applications of geospatial technology, including but not limited to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), geographic information systems (GIS), automatic tractor guidance systems, unmanned aerial systems, variable rate applications, and precision mapping software.

-Make recommendations on precision agriculture software, hardware, and equipment to remain current with industry competencies through curriculum. 

-Maintain close relationship with the agriculture industry, maintain high visibility in district 505 and throughout Illinois, and stay current with emerging technologies to incorporate into curriculum.

-Be committed to managing and implementing goals and objectives for current and future National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.

-Lead the Midwest Precision Agriculture Center to provide professional and educational development opportunities for industry professionals and secondary teachers.

-Create and utilize adequate assessment techniques that permit the measurement of course competencies and learning objectives as outlined in Course Information Forms (CIF).

-Prepare and utilize a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the college and the department.

-Maintain current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilize a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.

-Provide timely feedback to students and follow college and department procedures and deadlines for posting of grades and required reporting.

-Demonstrate a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.

-Attend required college and departmental meetings and participate in professional development activities, including seeking to learn new knowledge and skills in the Precision Agriculture technology industry.

-Represent the Agriculture program at external recruiting events held on and off campus (such as FFA, recruiting in local high schools).

-Support the Agriculture program by advising student organizations and leading contest teams as needed.

-Advise and mentor students.

-Maintain regular office hours to ensure availability for student consultation and provides assistance to students in a timely manner.

-Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Requirements:

-Bachelor’s Degree in Precision Agriculture OR Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with (2) years related industry experience in Precision Agriculture

-Applicant must pass a criminal background check with finger printing.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in Agriculture with 18 hours coursework in Agronomy, Crops Sciences, and/or Soil Science

-Community college teaching experience

-Industry experience in Precision Agriculture

-Experience using online learning systems

-Experience with curriculum development

Interested candidates may apply at: https://www.parkland.edu/Main/About-Parkland/Department-Office-Directory/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities

Important Information

-Application Close Date: July 1, 2021

-Salary: Dependent on qualifications.

-All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and copy of an official transcript.

-Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from hr@parkland.edu

 
Contact Person
For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Human Resources at 217/351-2220.
 


Southwestern Illinois College  (District 5)  - Agriculture Business Management Program Coordinator/Instructor

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.

 

STARTING PAY AND HOURS

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 on the Degree column for the 2022-2023 Academic Year is $49,699 for Bachelor’s Degree / $52,742 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.

This position will remain open until filled.

 
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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 by going to Employment at SWIC - Southwestern Illinois College

 


 
 
     
     
 
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