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Instructor - Agricultural Tech

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Agriculture Technology 2-year Prog.
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science, Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Agricultural Technology Program consists of two years of education, leading to an Associate of Agriculture Degree. Our mission is to provide quality graduates that fulfill technical and management level needs in the rapidly changing and diverse agricultural and green industries. We combine the application of subject matter learned in the classroom and lab settings to real world situations in agricultural and green industries. We are seeking applicants for an academic year, non-tenure track, instructor position. The faculty member will be expected to teach two to three courses per semester. Specific courses will include but are not limited to; Personal Finance, Applied Ag Math, Intro to Agribusiness and Financial Mgt., Personnel Mgt. and Sales, Whole Farm Planning, Leadership Capstone. Additional responsibilities will include student retention and assisting with planned recruitment and program activities. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the director.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in agribusiness or related agricultural or green industry field, a B.S. in business with agribusiness course work, and teaching experience
• Demonstrated success in teaching with styles and methods that emphasize hands-on, practical, science -based learning experiences
• A strong background, industry based and/or academic, in production agriculture, landscaping, or turfgrass business management
• Excellent communication, human relations, and leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Agribusiness
• Experience teaching in a post-secondary setting
• Industry experience

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Commensurate with Experience

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mr. Wes Gwaltney at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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