Job Details

Colorado Mesa University
  • Position Number: 3460603
  • Location: Grand Junction, CO
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Animal Science

Assistant Technical Professor of Agriculture


Summary: The Assistant Technical Professor of Agriculture teaches post-secondary agriculture in an Associate of Science in Agriculture Science, and Associate of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture degree program at Western Colorado Community College (WCCC). Duties include teaching in the animal sciences and other related agriculture subjects including, but not limited to general plant sciences, range management, mechanics, agriculture business.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Professional classroom instruction of 15 credit hours per semester teaching subjects related to the Agricultural program
  • Applicant will be responsible for curriculum development and course scheduling
  • Assist in recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up of students
  • Work independently, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a minimum of four related general agriculture subjects (sustainable agriculture, including horticultural and livestock operations, wholesale and retail management, nursery operations, and environmental and agricultural education)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in livestock management, reproduction, nutrition, live animal and product evaluation, marketing, and production systems
  • Must be committed to highest quality teaching, be responsive to changing industry expectations, and support strong industry/community relations
  • Determine program needs, maintain equipment, and maintain program budget.
  • Coordinate industry engagement with local employers for advisory committee, internship, and other industry specific needs.
  • Serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in related field and 4,000 hours experience in the last 7 years.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in agriculture, animal science, or related field, and demonstrated teaching experience at either secondary or post-secondary level, in related field
  • Industry related certificates or licenses
  • Background in livestock and/or product evaluation

Salary: $45,000.00 - 55,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package: Click here for more information!

Department: Colorado Mesa University

Employment Type: Faculty


Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 10/9/2022.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for. Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor. Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.
  • Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

    Direct Inquiries Contact: Christi Hein,


    Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus located in Grand Junction. As western Colorado's largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings. Founded in 1925, it's a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.

    At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they'll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.

    The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and you won't have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that's less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado's best kept secrets.

    Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

    Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

    Colorado Mesa University

    Attn: Human Resources Office

    1100 North Avenue

    Grand Junction, CO 81501


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