Farm Business Management Instructor in Wahpeton, ND

ND State College of Science

Farm Business Management Education Instructor

LOCATION: NDSCS – Wahpeton, North Dakota

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, benefited, 80% contract, non-tenure track faculty position

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Anyone eligible to work in the United States

JOB SUMMARY: Duties include teaching, recruiting and enrolling students; assisting students in developing sound farm financial and production records; submitting completed year-end farm business analysis for state and local averages; student advising and curriculum development.


NDSCS offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the College – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following the date of hire. Other benefits include basic life insurance, annual and sick leave, retirement plan, tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount, and employee assistance program. Optional benefits include life, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

SALARY: Starting at $58,913, commensurate with education and experience

Required Competencies

Must support the mission, vision and values of NDSCS
Associate’s degree in an Agriculture-related discipline, Business or related field
One or more years experience in agriculture
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook
Valid driver’s license
Motivated, self-directed, and have the ability to work effectively and professionally with students and staff in a team setting.
Ability to articulate and support the two-year postsecondary college philosophy with a commitment to teaching and learning in a two-year college setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in an Agriculture-related discipline, Business or other related field
Experience using Quicken, FINPACK, Easy-Farm, and/or other record keeping software
Holds current certification from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

How To Apply


SCREENING BEGINS: Immediately – for full consideration, applications should be received as soon as possible.

BACKGROUND CHECK: NDSCS requires a successful background check for the selected candidate prior to official offer of the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To be considered, interested candidates must submit an NDSCS employment application. A resume and cover letter may also be required in certain positions. Official transcripts must be made available upon request. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the qualifications and responsibilities listed as this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Only applicants who appear best qualified based on this review will be invited for a personal interview. The submission of all required materials by the screening date is the responsibility of the applicant.

NDSCS employment application and questionnaire available at:

Additional Information

TOBACCO-FREE: In accordance with N.D.C.C § 23-12-10, NDSCS prohibits the use of tobacco on College property, in order to promote the health, wellness, and safety of all constituents.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: This position is subject to North Dakota Veterans’ Preference requirements and follows NDUS Policy 601.0 Veterans’ Preference. An NBG 22 or DD-214 must be provided if claiming veterans’ preference. If claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months must also be submitted.

OPEN RECORDS: Pursuant to N.D.C.C. Section 44-04-18, except as otherwise specifically provided by law, all records of NDSCS are public records, open and accessible for inspection during regular office hours. NDSCS shall comply with public records laws and will not disclose information which is considered exempt under the public records laws.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NDSCS is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact NDSCS Human Resources at 701-671-2903 or

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: NDSCS does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, gender identity/expression, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic original, mental or physical disability, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial or parental status, status as a U.S. veteran/service member, or participation in lawful activity off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business related interests of the employer.