Position Title: STEM Instructor

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports Directly to: Environmental Science Chair

Status: Exempt; Full-time

Salary: $44,750-$58,389

Summary of Duties:

  1. Instructs students based upon the master course schedule, degree plans, and curricula approved by the Curriculum Committee and the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the respective program.
  2. Teach a minimum of thirty (30) credits per academic year (fall/spring).
  3. Develops culturally responsive STEM curriculum and postsecondary coursework materials, specifically incorporating Indigenous content, and trains STEM faculty on pedagogy for implementation.
  4. Designs and provides equitable learning opportunities to students through a variety of instructional strategies, including face-to-face classroom/laboratory instruction and through online learning.
  5. Adheres to the course cancellation policy as stated in the UTTC Faculty Handbook.
  6. Updates and uploads course syllabi on a semester basis to WIDS.
  7. Monitors and reports student attendance and academic progress in the Jenzabar system on a weekly basis throughout the semester, as well as using Early Alert interventions that ensure student success.
  8. Engages in departmental assessment efforts and measures at the course, program, and institutional learning outcome levels for the purpose of increasing student learning.
  9. Schedules and posts a minimum of ten (10) office hours on campus per week at times convenient to students on a minimum of four days each week.
  10. Serves as either academic advisor or professional tutor during scheduled office hours, depending on department role.
  11. Shares student club advising responsibilities that may include evening and weekend hours.
  12. Participates in career fairs, retention activities, new student orientation and other student activities.
  13. Participates in college-sponsored professional development activities and institutional and department faculty meetings.
  14. Complies with college policies, plans, and procedures, including wearing academic cap and gown at commencement activities.
  15. Performs all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Working Conditions:

  • All faculty are required to be on campus to meet their professional obligations as stated in the Summary of Duties identified on this job description, in addition to scheduled college activities during normal hours of operation.
  • Each faculty member shall submit their schedule to their direct supervisor at the start of each semester showing posted office hours, class schedule, committee meetings, faculty meetings, student club meetings and typical availability.
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.

Physical Demands:

  • Move about inside an office and classroom
  • Operate a computer and other office/classroom equipment
  • Occasionally move, transport, or position up to 20 pounds
  • May need to ascend/descend stairs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or other closely related field required, PhD preferred, or a master’s degree witha minimum of 18 graduate credit hours Wildlife Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, or Ecology.
  • Indigenous STEM knowledge required.
  • Two (2) years successful college instruction in the field of Biology preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college.
  • Willingness to write and manage grant to support research endeavors.
  • Experience mentoring and conducting research with undergraduate students.
  • Planning professional development events for STEM faculty.
  • Experience designing, developing, and facilitating online higher education courses.

Required Documents:

  • UTTC Application
  • Letter of Interest (Current UTTC Employees)
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Copies of Transcripts
  • ND Driver License

Opening Date: January 20, 2023

Closing Date: February 17, 2023

Additional Information:

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.

Applicants are responsible for providing proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe if Indian preference is claimed. Applicants are responsible for providing a copy of his/her United States Government Form DD214 or his/her honorable discharge certificate from any branch of the military service if veteran’s preference is claimed. Failure to provide proof will result in loss of Indian or veteran preference in employment.

Application and required documents can be completed and submitted online at https://uttc.edu/careers/, via email to vpatterson@uttc.edu, or mail to Human Resources Department, United Tribes Technical College, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Applications and Required Documents received after the closing date and time of a job posting will NOT be considered.

Upon selection, the applicant is responsible to obtain and complete a Transcript Request Form from the last institution attended. The applicant will submit the completed form to the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will cover any fees required to obtain official transcripts.