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  Vacancy- Parkland College Precision Agriculture Tenure Track Faculty  
  Megan Coy  12/3/2021 4:56:00 PM  

Parkland College: Precision Agriculture Tenure-Track Faculty

Purpose:  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.
  • 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.
Important Information
  • Apply at
  • Application Close Date: January 14, 2022. 
  • Salary: Dependent upon education and experience.
  • All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.
  • Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from 
  • For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Human Resources at 217/351-2220. 

Why Parkland?

  • Competitive salaries and robust benefits, including medical insurance with no monthly premiums, dental, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care, EAP, tuition waiver, vendor discounts. 
  • Work/life balance with generous paid time off.
  • Collegial community of faculty and staff united in our passion for serving students, on a campus with a panoply of lifestyles, with cultures as diverse as the communities we serve.
  • Professional support and deep commitment to career growth and development.
  • Opportunity to contribute to an organization with a national reputation for excellence and a growing international presence.

Megan Coy
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-493-8791 Cell: 217-493-8791
Address: 801 N. Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
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