The Precision Agriculture Technology department at Northwest Tech is growing and is seeking an additional full-time faculty member. This program encompasses a combination of classroom, shop, and field teaching environments where students acquire the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive high-tech agricultural industry.
The Precision Ag department is looking for an instructor specifically to head up the tractor, implement and field operations curriculum, in addition to teaching other precision technology classes. Qualified candidates should have specific experience with installing and operating tractor GPS/GNSS guidance systems, RTK corrections, calibrations, hydraulic and electrical integrated controls, VRA planting/fertility systems, rate/section control, population monitoring, spray application technologies, CAN data integration, grading control (cut/fill), volumetrics, prescription driven field operations, fleet management, etc.
A Bachelor’s degree is required in relevant science, technology or engineering, plus industry experience. Previous teaching experience and additional two-year tech degree are pluses. A qualified Precision Ag applicant must have a desire to teach and mentor students first and foremost, as well as a desire to work with other team members, industry partners and growers.
Applicants should also have working knowledge of various modern precision agricultural technologies and practices, including, but not limited to: basic farming operations, mechanical systems, plant and soil science, geospatial science, soil sampling, tractor guidance systems, VRA planting/fertility systems, GPS systems, RTK/RTX correction systems, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), farm management software, digital tractor/farm data, prescription maps, satellite imagery, remote sensing (IR/Thermal/LiDAR), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Electromagnetic (EM/EC) soil mapping, irrigation management technologies, computer systems, software/application systems, electronics, etc.
The new staff member will be responsible for developing class, field and shop projects for students to work on, as well as assist in further program development, student recruitment, fund raising, facility build-out, etc.
Open until filled. Anticipated start date: July 1. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send application, resume, and references to:
Sherri Knitig, Assistant to the President
1209 Harrison Street, PO Box 668
Goodland, KS 67735
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