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This job expired on May 15, 2023

Adjunct Agriculture Instructor SUNY Adirondack

  • Date Posted March 16, 2023
  • Location Queensbury, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

A part-time instructor is needed to teach AGR 103– Sustainable Food During the Summer I session between 5/22/23 and 6/30/23. Class times and use of limited remote learning TBD but the course requires about 12 hours of instruction per week for the six weeks. 


Course Description

Through hands-on work in our college gardens and greenhouses, students learn the basic skills of growing food, and the ecological principles supporting agriculture and food production. Lectures examine contemporary issues in food production, quality and distribution, as well as the basic biology of plant growth, composting, pest management and soil health. Individual and class projects will involve planting crops, season extension, harvesting, and distributing.

Job description

Teaching the course involves

  • Developing and/or updating a class syllabus

  • Preparation of lectures, projects or other student work assignments

  • Utilizing the campus farm as a summer lab and preparing labs on the farm for the course

  • Meeting all designated class periods

  • Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades

  • Grading student assignments and exams in timely manner

  • Building a positive rapport with students and other faculty


Required Skills


Preferred additional qualifications include applied farm experience; engagement and outreach with food system stakeholders, including farmers and consumers; and interest in integrating their teaching and research with the goals of the Agricultural Business Degree Program at SUNY Adirondack. 


The following courses could be available to teach in subsequent years with the right candidate: 


AGR 103: Sustainable Food

AGR 102: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

AGR 112: Agro-Ecology

AGR 121: Introduction to Hemp Production

AGR 122: Introduction to Hemp Processing

THE CAMPUS FARM: Using relatively limited financial resources, our farm team manages annual crops, flowers, and herbs; berries and a small orchard; and some perennial crops. The farm also has a greenhouse and high tunnels, as well as a wash pack area. We follow ecological and organic principles, building soil fertility and avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals. Fresh produce is sold to the dining hall, the culinary school, local schools and is donated to local food security organizations. In addition, the campus farm showcases biointensive production and independent student projects.


Educational Requirements

Master's degree in agroecology, food systems or a sustainable agriculture related field. Or, a Master's degree in Environmental Science or related field. Or, Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in Environmental Science, agroecology, food systems, or a sustainable agriculture related field. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to teach sustainable agriculture undergraduate courses. 

Adjuncts’ salary is based on the number of contract hours per semester, remunerated at the
rate of $1100 per contract hour in a semester. This position is a 3 credit course. 

Employment Type

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all
employees. SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUNY Adirondack is actively recruiting diverse faculty of all backgrounds. In efforts and our commitment to the goal of building a diverse workforce we are participating in PRODiG. PRODiG ("Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth") aims to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty at SUNY including underrepresented minority ("URM") faculty in general and women faculty of all races in STEM fields ("WSTEM"). Click this link to find out more about PRODiG. 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on May 15, 2023
DeadlineMarch 31, 2023

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