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Agronomy Instructor

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 2,400 students annually.

In addition to a 57-acre main campus, a 60-acre farm is 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 and ranks near the top for graduation and retention rates among all Kansas community colleges.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available to join a progressive agriculture department in northwest Kansas at Colby Community College as an Agronomy Instructor. This is a full-time, nine-month position that begins no later than August 2023. The successful candidate will develop a strong agronomy program to meet the demands of ever-changing agriculture industry and equip current and future students to meet these demands. 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 Agronomy, including crop production science and soil science, to meet the requirements of an Associate of Science and/or transfer program.

Possible Topics Covered Include:
  • Crop Production and sustainability
  • Soil Management
  • Weed Science
  • Chemical and physical aspects of soil
  • Lab and field analysis
  • Fertilization program planning and applications
  • Crop pest and disease control
  • Environmental rules and regulations
  • Herbicide and pesticide use
  • Ability to analyze data and information to determine crop and land use feasibility
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Commercial, small-scale, and organic agriculture practices concerning crop productivity and soil management
  • Precision Ag technologies
  • Horticulture

$39,000 or higher, depending on credentials and experience.

A review of applications will begin immediately. 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)

  • A master's degree in agronomy or a master's degree with a minimum of 18 hours in agronomy is required.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience preferred.

Additional Information

Colby Community College provides equality of 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 nondiscrimination policies: Human Resources Office, 1255 South Range Ave., Colby, KS 67701. (785) 460-5406. hr(at)

Candidates identifying as a qualified person 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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