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Instructor - Agricultural Engineering - Start Fall 2023

SUNY Cobleskill
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2023

Company Description:

As a premier institution in agriculture and technology, SUNY Cobleskill calls all learners to grow, to sustain, and to renew the world and its citizens. The College acts as a reflection of, and a catalyst for, advancement in our fields. With an emphasis on applied learning and experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill prepares students for successful careers, advanced studies, and engaged citizenship.  

Founded in 1911, SUNY Cobleskill enrolls approximately 2000 students in 55 diverse majors. The campus sets the standard for applied education that extends theory into practice. SUNY Cobleskill is a community characterized by empathy, inclusivity, respect, personal growth, integrity, and a collaborative spirit fostering well-being and sustainable practices. We recognize and celebrate student, faculty and staff achievements. We take pride in our campus and encourage collaboration with our surrounding communities.

Our modern, 902-acre campus features outstanding educational facilities, including an equestrian center, 200-cow dairy facility, cold and warm water fish hatcheries, specialized classrooms and scientific laboratories, two state-of-the-art culinary arts teaching kitchens, child development and childcare centers, and an art gallery and graphic design center. 

Drawing on a rich academic tradition that spans more than 100 years, our purpose remains constant; to educate future entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, educators, and practitioners to contribute to the sustainability of a healthy and prosperous societal existence in concert with a robust environment. 

Job Description:

The Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology at SUNY Cobleskill invites applications for Academic Year (10-month) faculty as an Instructor for Agricultural Engineering to start in August of 2023. 

The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the Department of Agricultural Engineering Technology at the certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree levels. They should have a thorough and broad understanding of modern equipment used in the construction, agricultural and energy industries. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the following categories:

  • Off-Road Equipment Principles
  • Hybrid/Electric Vehicle and Equipment Principles
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Systems
  • Dealership Retailing and Management
  • Business and Computer Applications
  • Principles of Physics Courses

Additional teaching assignments may be in the areas of instrumentation, agricultural mechanics, and diesel engines.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development (classroom and online), student advisement, internship supervision, industry collaboration, student recruitment, assessment, and the development and delivery of industry training programs. Expectations also include engagement in scholarship, grant writing, campus governance and other service. Teaching assignments may be weekday, evenings, weekend, and online.

The successful applicant must have a strong interest in higher education and be enthusiastic about creating an educational environment that is innovative and inspiring to students in the classroom and in the field.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work as part of a dynamic team in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • At least three years of professional experience in a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the aforementioned minimum qualifications, it is preferred the candidate also have: 

  • Master's or a PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Education, or Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related discipline.
  • Three or more years of teaching and curriculum development experience at the college level in the area of agricultural equipment technology.
  • Five or more years of professional experience in the agricultural or construction equipment industry.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing industry partnerships in the agricultural or construction equipment industry and/or the ability to facilitate procurement of resources in an academic environment.

Additional Information:

  • The salary range is $50,000 - $60,000
  • Additional opportunities are available to supplement salaries
  • This is a tenure-track, full-time position.
  • The start date is 8/14/23
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are some of the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.
  • This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

SUNY Cobleskill is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, and ensuring equal educational and employment opportunity and access to services, programs and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally protected status.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation during the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office at (518) 255-5514.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at   

SUNY Cobleskill's Tile IX Coordinator is Amanda Clark, who can be contacted via phone at 518-255-5445, email at, or mailing address of SUNY Cobleskill,  Knapp Hall Room 123, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Priority is given to applications submitted by June 30, 2023.

A complete application consists of the following:

1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications, position responsibilities, and college values  
2. Current CV or Resume
3. Names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references, preferably former supervisors 

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