Full-time, tenure-track, 9-month instructor to teach agriculture, agronomy, and/or agribusiness courses in the agriculture programs starting Fall 2021. Courses are currently offered on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL and in the coming years may be expanded to Outreach Centers in Jacksonville, IL, Taylorville, IL and Litchfield, IL.
The position includes both classroom and laboratory teaching. Duties will include teaching 15 contact hours per semester of assigned classes and labs; preparing lessons and course syllabi; creating a learning environment that fosters student success and active learning; developing, integrating, evaluating and reviewing student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation; participating in departmental/institutional operations and program review; evaluating and assisting students; keeping accurate records of student performance, including following grading and registration and records procedures; providing students with timely feedback; maintaining office hours; participate in professional development to maintain current in the discipline and grow as a faculty member; utilizing instructional technology in support of the teaching/learning process; and contributing to a collegial and collaborative work environment.
The Department of Natural and Agricultural Sciences consists of 19 full-time faculty. The Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences heads the department.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in agriculture, agronomy, and/or agribusiness
- Prior teaching experience or agriculture industry experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills
- Deliver instruction and maintain curriculum
- Teach/conduct assigned classes, labs, and internships
- Prepare lessons and provide course syllabus for courses taught
- Create a learning environment that fosters student success
- Develop, integrate, evaluate, and assess student learning outcomes in support of the College’s ongoing accreditation
- Participate in developing and reviewing curricula and instructional methods and with the articulation of courses as necessary
- Consult with advisory committee(s) if appropriate for program/curriculum
- Keep accurate records of student performance including following grading procedures as outlined in the relevant course syllabus.
- Provide students with timely feedback.
- Maintain office hours consistent with Section 8.3 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- Comply with registration/records procedures
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen. Salary will be determined by education level and experience and will be between $45,896 and $82,537 annually. The College provides an excellent fringe benefit package and is supportive of faculty development. Opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching assignments. This position will be open until filled; however, for guaranteed consideration, applications must be received on or before June 24, 2021.