Precision Agriculture Instructor/Program Director
POSITION: Post-Secondary Precision Agriculture Instructor/Program Director
LOCATION: Devils Lake, ND
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Must be eligible to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: This is a 12-month, tenure track position.
BACKGROUND CHECK: LRSC requires a successful background check for the selected candidate prior to beginning employment.
JOB SUMMARY: Lake Region State College (LRSC) is seeking a full-time instructor/program director for our Precision Agriculture Program. The successful candidate must be able to provide instruction and curriculum development in at least two of the following three areas: agronomy, ag finance, or precision agriculture through hardware and software applications. This position is responsible for providing textbook, hands on, and applicable labs in their area of expertise. Will assist students with precision ag and agronomic field experiments including data collection and processing. Will present at grower events and will proactively build and maintain industry partnerships.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural discipline or related field and relevant work experience. The ability to navigate agricultural and other outdoor terrain and lift/carry 50 pounds as part of normal duties is required.
Preference will be given to the candidate who has right combination of education and experience to offer the students at Lake Region State College a hands on experience through its many resources, including a 40 acre field, working precision equipment, access to multiple software packages and hands on agronomy classes. The preferred candidate must demonstrate the necessary motivation to learn new technologies and implement those technologies into the classroom/field. The preferred candidate must be committed to build and maintain strong relationships with producers, campus members, and the agriculture community.
SALARY: Competitive salary based on experience plus excellent benefit package
BENEFITS: Fully paid family health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, employee tuition Waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount, TIAA retirement, and much more.
CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2022
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out the LRSC employment application, include a cover letter, resume, and information for three professional references.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF APPLICATION MATERIALS: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists.
EO/AA STATEMENT: Lake Region State College is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE NOTICE: Lake Region State College will be hiring one (1) applicant for this position and will interview the top three (3) candidates. North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
NO SMOKING NOTICE: As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.