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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. 

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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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Sauk Valley Community College  (District 1)  - Agriculture Faculty

Position Title

Agriculture Faculty

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Job Posting

Sauk Valley Community College invites innovative individuals to apply for a tenure-track; nine-month faculty opening that is available for fall 2023. The position will teach precision agriculture, manage the new SVCC greenhouse, and expand the agriculture program through community outreach. Salary is based on education and experience and may be augmented by summer teaching and overload opportunities. The College offers a liberal fringe benefits package and does not deduct FICA from paychecks.


The faculty member will teach and recruit for courses on campus, off campus, and on the internet. This position will also provide input to program and course development, as well as other curriculum initiatives. The faculty member will serve on campus committees and have the option of serving in the role of faculty advisor to associated student clubs. The Agriculture Instructor will have access to a land laboratory and an Ag mechanics workshop to help facilitate instruction. Additionally, the College also receives tremendous community and industry support to achieve the goals of the program.


The successful candidate for the position must possess a master’s degree in an agriculture related field and be proficient in precision agriculture topics.

Preference is given to individuals who have college or high school teaching experience, demonstrate a commitment to the community college philosophy, have experience with assessment of student learning outcomes, and have familiarity or experience with internet instruction.

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Time Status

Full Time

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Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

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Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


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Diversity/EEOC Statement

SVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College. Sauk Valley Community College is an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and communities.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume

  3. Unofficial Transcript

Optional Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. Teaching Statement

  3. Online Portfolio - URL

  4. Other


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.

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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.

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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

College of Lake County  (District 2)  - Adjunct Instructor
College of Lake County is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach a variety of Horticulture, Agriculture, and Sustainability courses. Please view this link for more information or to apply.
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College of DuPage  (District 2)  - Full-Time (Temporary) Horticulture Instructor

Full Time Faculty - Horticulture (Temporary Two-Semester, Fall 2023)
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

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 full-time, a Two-Semester Temporary faculty member to teach Horticulture courses starting in August 2023.

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.



  • 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, February 19, 2023. 

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.

This position requires a pre-employment background and drug screen.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Apply or get more information here.

Heartland College  (District 2)  - Tenure-Track Faculty: Agriculture
Due to significant growth in their new Agriculture program, Heartland College is excited to announce a full-time faculty position is now open for candidates to apply for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The successful candidate will bring ideas to enhance current offerings and explore opportunities to build new and innovative agricultural programs. The faculty member will participate in program development, industry networking, club advising, and student recruitment while developing curriculum to utilize the agricultural land lab, greenhouse, student test plots, and food forest. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is passionate about agriculture and desires to lead positive change in agricultural education at the community college level.  

The hired individual may be expected to teach a variety of courses in the discipline as assigned, including evening and/or weekend classes, at off-campus locations, and in alternative delivery formats.




  • Master’s degree in agriculture or agriculture education OR master’s degree in a closely related field, with 18+ graduate level hours in agriculture
  • Willingness to teach a broad range of agriculture courses
  • Ability to work effectively and inclusively within a diverse campus community 


Desired Qualifications


  • Successful college-level teaching experience in agriculture, especially at a community college 
  • Successful academic program development experience, especially at a community college
  • Ability to teach courses in the areas of agriculture business, horticulture, cannabis, precision agriculture, plant, or soil science 
  • Knowledge of and/or demonstrated interest in curriculum development and assessment 
  • Experience recruiting high school and non-traditional students
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Applications submitted by March 1, 2023 will receive priority consideration, with review of applications continuing as needed.
The following documents are required and can be uploaded at the time of application.  
  • Cover letter 
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy with description of teaching and assessment practices
  • Transcript copies  
Learn more or apply here.

Triton College  (District 2)  - Horticulture/Sustainable Agriculture Faculty
Triton College, located in the western suburb of River Grove, is seeking a Horticulture/Sustainable Agriculture faculty member to lead the Horticulture/Food Production program into its' next chapter. 

This is a new position- Triton has used adjunct faculty for many years and this will be their first full-time instructor. The near west suburbs have a very strong interest in sustainable food production and has made significant investments in facilities recently to allow this program to grow. The school offers a nice teaching greenhouse, an orchard, landscape instruction space, and is open to a candidate's ideas for the future!

View job posting to apply.
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Joliet Jr. College  (District 2)  - Horticulture Faculty (full-time)
Horticulture full-time faculty: 

-Teach courses in the Horticulture program. These may include, but not limited to: 
Intro to Horticulture, Turfgrass Management, Arboriculture/Urban Forestry, Pest Management in Horticultural Commodities (insects, diseases, weeds, and invasive species of plants), Nursery Production and Management, Woody Plant Identification and Propagation, Specialty Crop Production, Greenhouse Production and Management, Applied Botany, and Introduction to Soils
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Joliet Jr. College  (District 2)  - Greenhouse Manager
Joliet Jr. College is seeking a Greenhouse Manager (full-time) to:

Coordinate and conduct plant sales, including maintaining contact information for current and potential customers

Plan and schedule daily work schedules, establish priorities, and coordinate and schedule crop production including recordkeeping.

Oversee set-up, clean-up, and maintenance of the greenhouse facilities. Maintain an orderly, clean, and safe facility.

Assist with supervision of students and classes utilizing the outdoor Horticulture Land Laboratory, Formal Garden, and Greenhouse facility.
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Heartland College  (District 2)  - Associate Director, Agriculture

We seek applicants for a full-time position within the STEM and Business division to support all aspects of the College’s new agriculture complex and laboratories. The Associate Director will coordinate budget operations, purchasing, and maintenance for instructional lab supplies and technical equipment, and serve as the greenhouse manager.

Position is anticipated to begin after July 1, 2023.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Administer and oversee instructional and preparation activities related to the agriculture complex and agriculture courses potentially held at offsite locations
  • Maintain laboratory inventory of chemicals, instructional supplies, and equipment and coordinate related purchasing and maintenance
  • Develop instructional lab supply and equipment budget in collaboration with the Associate Dean and agriculture faculty members
  • Hire, train, schedule, and provide supervision of part time and student laboratory technicians
  • Develop, deliver, and track training for faculty and technicians on laboratory safety and OSHA regulations; maintain Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Plan and schedule crop production and plant sales including recordkeeping in collaboration with the Associate Dean and agriculture faculty members
  • Maintain greenhouse, food forest, student test plots, and plant collection for the department and laboratory areas, both inside and outside
  • Direct HCC agriculture outreach activities and related budget
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Apply online here.

Illinois College  (District 3)  - Assistant Professor of Agribusiness
For the link to the job posting and to apply, please click here.
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Lincoln Land Community College  (District 3)  - Agriculture Program Specialist
Do you or someone you know have a passion for Agriculture and love working with the community? LLCC is searching for an Agriculture Program Specialist who will direct all recruitment activities for the college’s agriculture program, develop and maintain relationships with communities, and manage the program’s online presence.

As a staff member at LLCC, you can look forward to 22 paid holidays a year, including 2 weeks at the end of the calendar year and one week in March for mid-semester break; 12 Fridays off in the summer; and 2 personal days, 15 sick days, and starting with 15 vacation days per year. LLCC staff, their spouse and qualified dependent children are eligible to use the tuition waiver on credited courses. LLCC is a positive, team-oriented environment supportive of staff development. Experience success at LLCC!

Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, communication, marketing or other closely related field
  • At least three years of direct experience in an agriculture-related field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully diverse groups of people
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a variety of settings, including small groups, large assemblies and through electronic media
  • Ability to manage work autonomously to meet deadlines.

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To learn more and apply, visit

Parkland College  (District 4)  - AGCO-Diesel Tenure-Track Faculty

AGCO-Diesel Tenure-Track Faculty

The AGCO-Diesel Technician 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. Teach courses in diesel equipment technology including areas such as diesel engines, harvesting equipment, transmissions, electrical/electronic systems, engine rebuilding, fuel systems, and hydraulics and emissions systems.

More information available here:

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Parkland College  (District 4)  - Agribusiness Tenure-Track Faculty

Agribusiness Tenure-Track Faculty

The Agriculture 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. Teach courses in agriculture including areas such as agribusiness, ag management, and related fields.

More information available here:

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