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Vacancy Notice- Black Hawk College- East

Monday, July 29, 2019

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Vacancy Posting- Black Hawk College- East

Position: Agribusiness Instructor

Location: East Campus - Galva, IL

Job Type: Faculty, Full Time

Department: Agriculture

Closing: 8/2/2019 11:59 PM Central

General Information & Responsibilities:

Instructor will provide appropriate classroom instruction in the Agri-Business program.

Classes will be primarily held at the East Campus located in Galva, IL. 

This is a full-time, tenure - track position scheduled to begin in August 2019. 
- New faculty orientation will be held on August 5
- Faculty Assembly Day will be held on August 13
- Classes start on August 19

Description of All Duties:

Faculty member is expected to encourage learning by preparing appropriate syllabi; by developing lectures, discussions, and other presentations or  activities to enhance the students educational experience; develops, and executes appropriate methods of evaluating students performance; develops, secures, and maintains the equipment and other instructional materials essential to the presentation of the classroom material.

Education & Experience:

AGRI-BUSINESS -Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or in Education with a specialization in agriculture required. Master's degree preferred. Two thousand hours of documented work experience in agriculture required. Three to five years of teaching experience preferred. Must possess demonstrated oral English proficiency for classroom instruction. 

Supplemental Information:

Primary teaching assignment will be at the East Campus located in Galva, IL. Instructors must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Applications accepted online only through or through

Candidates are asked to attach/upload the following documents with the online application:
- Cover letter
- CV or resume
- Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
- Two letters of recommendation

All of these documents can be uploaded/attached during the application process. 

Once your application has been submitted, you can no longer submit or attach any documents to the online application. 

The Human Resources department can upload/attach documents for you after your application has been submitted. However, if we attach documents for you, we must receive them by 5:00pm on the posted closing date. Email documents to [email protected] Please only email documents if you are unable to attach/upload through the system.

Letters of recommendation:  If your letter-writer prefers to submit the letter of recommendation directly to Black Hawk College, letters can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 309-796-5233. All letters of recommendation must be received by 5PM on the posted closing date.

Any documents submitted after the posted closing date will not be considered.

Should candidates require assistance/help with the online application, please review the online help guide at

Candidates hired for faculty positions at Black Hawk College will be required to submit official transcripts at their own expense. Transcripts become property of Black Hawk College.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The minimum starting salary for full-time faculty is $42,276 Black Hawk College offers an exceptional benefits package including health insurance on first day of employment, paid sick leave, paid personal days, paid holiday, free life and long term disability insurance, retirement thru the State Universities Retirement System of IL, and much more.

Black Hawk College does not sponsor employment visas.



Dr. Jeffry Hawes
26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434



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