University of Illinois Extension is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to creating local community impact and statewide transformation. We do this by translating research and knowledge into practical programs for Illinois residents. Our programs target youth and adults, individuals and families, as well as business owners and community leaders.

Our staffing needs are diverse, but we often have openings for those with an interest in education, agriculture, environmental stewardship, foods and nutrition, and community development. And we are always on the lookout for those individuals gifted in office administration, program planning, IT, and communications! 

To view all openings for permanent positions with Illinois Extension, visit the University of Illinois Academic Job Board

Current Openings

Commercial Ag Educator (crops) - Unit wide, Lewistown, IL

APRIL 2024


  • Master’s degree in in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution of higher education. Examples of relevant majors include, but are not limited to: field crop production, or crop management emphasis; field cop protection such as weed science, plant pathology, or entomology. Master's degrees in other fields will be considered with work experience that demonstrates similar competencies. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.


  • Experience with educational programs.
  • Must be able to earn or maintain active Certified Crop Advisor certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience within crop sciences, including management of conventional crops to include corn and soybeans, soils, pests, and plant nutrients.
  • Teaching experience in informal and formal settings.
  • Experience with irrigation management and specialty crop production and management, in particular with crops such as seed corn, sweet corn, field vegetables, pumpkins, turf grasses, and cover crops.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment. Ability to build and maintain diverse networks.


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