Instructor, Agriculture Business & Commodity Marketing


Instructor, Agriculture Business &

Commodity Marketing

Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment

Full-Time, Regular

Brandon, MB

Competition # 129-23/24

Salary: $62,187 to $92,384 annually ($32.99 to $49.01 hourly)

(Educational Supplement: Masters $1.52/hour; PhD $3.03/hour)

Assiniboine Community College provides exceptional learning experiences, transforming lives and strengthening Manitoba through applied education and research for more than 60 years. For staff and students alike, Assiniboine offers unparalleled learning environments and responds well to the demands and requirements of the Manitoba labour market. Here, instructors follow the philosophy of ‘learn by doing,’ combining theory with hands-on learning inside classrooms, labs, kitchens, shops, fields and the college’s Sustainable Greenhouse. With an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to a strong Manitoba, the Russ Edwards School is home to Manitoba’s leading programs in agriculture and environment, encompassing a field to fork philosophy and integrating the technology to keep up with the evolving industry. For more than 45 years, Assiniboine has offered agriculture and environment programming.

Assiniboine’s two-year Agribusiness program combines agriculture, technology, and business for an in-depth education in one of Canada's largest industries. We provide students a broad understanding that includes hands-on learning through labs, field trips and projects; with a dynamic, student-focused atmosphere of small classes and experienced faculty.

Be Passionate and Taking Initiative with these Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students in a classroom or field training situation and provide academic assistance during consultation hours.
  • Modify and/or develop course objectives, course outlines, curricula and evaluation procedures and instruments with the aid and use of software platforms, artificial intelligence and technology.
  • Understand and convey the intricacies of Canadian grain trading and logistics and the economic and regulator environment that the grain and oilseed commodity sector operate in from field to fork including the use of commodity contracts, pricing strategies and risk management.
  • Teach micro and macro agricultural economics to aid in agricultural business decision making. Understand and convey the importance of financial ratios and financial reporting in the agriculture business and farm context in Canada.
  • Be adaptable to cover courses in other foundational areas such as math, communications, finance, professionalism, and safety.
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary faculty in horticulture, sustainable foods, environmental technologies, agribusiness, and culinary arts, as well as with other stakeholders in the community and the province.
  • Prepare and maintain all course-related records including evaluation, attendance records, and submit information as required.
  • Identify, prepare, and organize course materials and learning resources for course delivery.

Being able to deliver results by having:

  • Post-secondary education in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business, Agricultural Economics or Financial, Commerce or a closely related discipline with appropriate industry experience is necessary, while a post graduate credential would be desirable.
  • Evidence of post-secondary teaching experience, including curriculum development and knowledge or experience with Moodle or other Learning Management Systems (LMS) would be an asset.
  • Possess extensive industry experience in the marketing and sale of crop commodities as well as the functionality behind commodity markets. A grain dealer license would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge in the areas of grain grading and the logistics of grain movement domestically and internationally is an asset.
  • Proficient with national and international economic policies and current events and how they impact various agricultural enterprises.
  • The understanding of taxation and succession planning on such enterprises and the ability to communicate agricultural accounting and financial concepts through industry specific platforms such as Ag Expert is expected.
  • The position offers opportunities to pursue research, public service, and extension activities in a variety of environments. Experience or evidence of ability to pursue an applied research program is an asset.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Assiniboine Community College is committed to ensuring that its policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity, and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for all employees. A request for an accommodation or to request this document in an alternative format, can be made at any point during the recruitment process by contacting 204.725.8729 or

Assiniboine welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada, including Indigenous peoples, persons of all abilities, members of visible minorities, all genders and sexual orientations, and all other groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Assiniboine’s campuses are located on the traditional territories of Treaty No. 1 and Treaty No. 2, and the shared traditional lands of Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene and Anishinabek/Ojibwe peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation.

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter with reference to Competition #129-23/24 to

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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