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Agriculture (Agronomy) Instructor

Website Seward County Community College

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Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and Associate of Arts, Science, General Studies and Applied Sciences degrees. Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S.  by the Aspen Institute, SCCC serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties as well as neighboring counties in southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.


The main duties Agriculture Instructor would be responsible for duties including but are not limited to:

  • The instructor will engage in a variety of learning support and instruction/institutional practices.  This includes but is not limited to developing syllabi, facilitating student learning in classroom and lab settings, recruiting, advising, tutoring, and evaluating students.
  • The successful candidate will teach current and future students to meet Agriculture demands.
  • The instructor will engage in a variety of learning support and instructional practices and mentoring of students in agriculture. The instructional focus is teaching college courses in general agriculture curriculum, agribusiness, and related agriculture curriculum.
  • The candidate will be tasked with student advising, course development, and instructing students (in the classroom, laboratory, and small group settings) on the basic study of Agriculture, to meet the requirements of an Associate of Science and/or transfer program. Some travel is required. Faculty is expected to demonstrate and maintain competence throughout their employment at the college.

The second part of the position would be to assist in Assistant Livestock Judging Coach duties to include but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the two livestock judging teams on campus while students practice and prepare for competitions.
  • Engage in a variety of learning support for students.
  • Mentoring students in Agriculture related majors.
  • Assist with responsibilities coaching and traveling with both livestock judging teams.
  • Representing SCCC at local, regional, state, and national collegiate livestock judging contests.
  • Be active in student recruitment.
  • Completing daily tasks around the agriculture complex.
  • Fixing fence and maintenance of livestock pens.
  • Maintenance of the greenhouse for fruit and vegetable production.
  • Planting, maintaining, and harvesting of the crop fields.
  • Caring for fish
  • Assisting with the bio-fuels production and maintenance of Grain Bins.
  • Feeding and caring for the goats and other animals on campus.
  • Running and maintaining farm equipment.


Qualifications Master’s degree required. Previous teaching instruction in community college or secondary education preferred.


Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).


Salary Range:  Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Status:  Full-time

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Start Date:  ASAP


  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.

Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply   

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. Seward County Community College application.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
  4. Copies of transcripts



**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards).



If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.  


Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

Agriculture Instructor and Assistant Livestock Judging Coach

Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137


More information about Seward County Community College can be found at



Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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