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Position Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/RESEARCH INSTRUCTOR
Department:  Tribal Environmental Science
Reports Directly To:  VP, Career & Technical Education
Opening Date:  January 7, 2014
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Status:  Exempt; Faculty
Salary: $DOE, Negotiable

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education and the immediate supervision of the STEM programs director, the Environmental Science/Research instructor performs the following duties:
  1. Instructs students based upon the master course schedule, degree plans, and curricula in the fields of Environmental Science and related research as approved by the Curriculum Committee and the Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education.
  2. Assists with the assessment, orientation, registration and advising of students.
  3. Develops culturally-relevant curricula, lesson plans and other postsecondary coursework materials that achieve student competencies and meet industry workforce standards.
  4. Monitors and reports student attendance and academic progress daily, at mid-terms, and at the end of Finals week through the Jenzabar system.
  5. Refers students to appropriate academic support and student/campus life services.
  6. Reviews and makes recommendations to the department chair regarding the acquisition of instructional materials and supplies.
  7. Participates in student learning assessments, student advising, program evaluation, classroom observations, institutional committees, professional development, vocational club, and other activities required by the institution.
  8. Serve as an advisor and instructor for students enrolled in the Tribal Environmental Science Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs.
  9. Perform teaching duties for the Tribal Environmental Science degree program as prescribed under the United Tribes Native Technicians for the Environment (NT4E) Project funded by the National Science Foundation.
  10. Guide specialized research methodologies (field research methods and action research) coursework and related on and off campus research experiences that integrate cultural knowledge and content representation of American Indian student learners.
  11. Assist with student learning assessment, research, supplemental learning activities, professional development, program evaluation and other activities required by the UTNT4E program.
  12. Engage in professional development activities to maintain and expand knowledge and teaching methodologies as to stay current in the related fields of study.
  13. Actively participate in the NSF project events and activities as deemed necessary by the NSF Project Director and/or project's principal investigators.
  14. Maintain regular office hours on the UTTC Campus so as to be accessible to UTNT4E students.
  15. Will participate in graduation commencement wearing cap and gown.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

General Classroom and outdoor field lab conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Individual must have a Bachelors Degree in life science, environmental science, or natural resources field with a minimum of three (3) years college Teaching Experience. Knowledge of Native American people, history and culture desirable. Individual must have knowledge of technology applications especially GIS/GPS. Field-based research experience in related disciplines desired. Masters or PhD. Degree preferred.

Preference will be given to bona fide American Indian applicants in accordance with UTTC policies and Federal Indian regulations for such preference.

If selected for the position, the applicant is subject to a complete background investigation with favorable determination.

UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE, AGE, HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS, POLITICAL PREFERENCE, OR MEMBERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY THE INDIAN PREFERENCE PROVISION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AS AMENDED.

PERSONS OF INDIAN ANCESTRY WHO ARE AT LEAST 1/4 DEGREE AND WISH TO CLAIM INDIAN PREFERENCE SHOULD SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATE INDICATING THEIR DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD AND AGENCY ENROLLED.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested individual should submit the following application materials to the Human Resource Director:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Current Resume.
  3. Completed UTTC Application - call for a copy, or you can download a copy from www.uttc.edu.
  4. Reference letters or names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three individuals familiar with your preparation / experience.
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts (Official copies required if hired).

HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE
3315 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
BISMARCK, ND 58504