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Horsemanship Instructor (Adjunct)

Colby Community College
Colby, KS
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Colby Community College is located in northwest Kansas, approximately 50 miles from the Nebraska and Colorado borders. From a humble beginning of 99 students in 1964, CCC now serves more than 2,100 students annually.

In addition to a 57-acre main campus, CCC has a 60-acre farm used as a hands-on laboratory and training facility. The college also accommodates hundreds of off-campus students through face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.

A number of studies conclude CCC is a solid educational investment. Colby has a strong history of student performance, including the highest graduation rate among all Kansas community colleges.

Job Description

CCC is seeking an adjunct on-farm Horsemanship instructor. The Feedlot Horsemanship course will be offered in a flexible schedule format. This unique position plays a crucial role in preparing students with an opportunity to increase their skillsets and understanding of proper horsemanship in a feedlot setting. Horsemanship instructional responsibilities include teaching, oversight and implementation of proper handling techniques, and proper care of horses and cattle. The selected candidate will provide guidance and support to students, addressing their questions and concerns effectively. Assessment of student performance through assignments, exams, and other evaluation methods is expected.

Students will be taught to understand the proper anatomy of horses to ensure safety for the rider and the livestock. Students will also gain an understanding of conducting feedlot techniques while riding, including, but not limited to, properly preparing horses for riding, caring for horses after riding, and being able to identify sick cattle.

$650 per credit hour.

The position will be open until filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, all postsecondary transcripts and references to:

Colby Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1255 S. Range
Colby, KS 67701

Materials may be emailed to hr(at)

  • Must have extensive knowledge of equine anatomy and care and know proper techniques for cattle feedlot tasks (such as opening and closing gates, pen riding, and moving cattle).
  • Associate degree and/or at least two years of professional experience in the field.

Additional Information

Colby Community College provides equal opportunity to its applicants for admission, enrolled students, graduates, and employees. The College does not discriminate with respect to hiring, continuation of employment, promotion, tenure, other employment practices, application for admission or career services and placement on the basis of race, color, gender, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or religion. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Office, 1255 South Range Ave., Colby, KS 67701. (785) 460-5406. hr(at)

Candidates identifying as qualified persons with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request accommodations should contact Human Resources.

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. The candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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