Position Title: Research Faculty – Renewable Energy & Policy - closes February 27,2024 at 5:00pm

Department: Academic Affairs (IRRC)

Reports Directly to: IRRC Center Director

Status: Non-exempt; Full-time

Salary: $44,750 - DOQ

Summary of Duties:

  • Conducts research directly beneficial and relevant to tribal communities under the broad themes of the Intertribal Research and Resource Center relating to resource sustainability and renewable energy.
  • Works collaboratively with tribal agencies to design projects to benefit the communities we
  • Establishes a record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific
  • Models exemplary behavior through ethical, responsible, and safe
  • Writes competitive proposals and administers grants, with substantial support, to sustain IRRC research activities by establishing an externally funded research program.
  • Brings research results to tribal communities by working with IRRC’s Outreach Coordinator to develop and deliver innovative outreach programs for K-12 systems and community organizations.
  • Engages with undergraduate researchers through active mentoring programs during the academic year or
  • Provides short training and seminars on specialty
  • 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.
  • Teaches a maximum of one course (3 credits) per academic semester (fall/spring).
  • Provides instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, online learning, and learning community activities.
  • Monitors and reports student attendance and academic progress in the Jenzabar system on a weekly basis.
  • Participates on campus in college-sponsored professional development activities and department, division, and faculty meetings.
  • Complies with college policies, plans, and
  • Perform other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the college and the

Supervisory Responsibilities: Undergraduate interns

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.

Physical Demands:

Lifting of up to 40 lbs. of materials for workshops. General office conditions are typical. Events may include frequent standing and walking. Occasional travel to regional tribal communities or conferences is required. Variable demands depending on individual’s research topics.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in a relevant STEM field must be in place by the time of
  • Two-years of research experience broadly relevant to the study of renewable energy or environmental and natural resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research at an increasingly higher level and to use research to address community issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of statistical analysis
  • Identified potential to build a strong record of publication in peer-reviewed
  • Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate research students, undergraduate teaching experience, and experience engaging with persons from diverse backgrounds.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experimental design and analysis, including statistical software programs for analyzing and modeling
  • Knowledge of policy and legal framework guiding renewable energy
  • Potential for establishing an engaging and sustainable research
  • Knowledge of environmental and resource data and
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of American Indian Tribes, cultures, and histories is


Required Documents:

  • UTTC Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Copies of College Transcripts
  • Valid Driver’s License (must submit a copy)

Opening Date: January 26. 2024

Closing Date: February 27, 2024 11:00 pm

Additional Information:

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) 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.

A conviction record will not necessarily be a bar from employment. This information will only be used for job-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable law. Federal laws require that employers hire only individuals who are authorized to be lawfully employed in the United States. In compliance with such laws, UTTC will verify the status of every individual offered employment with UTTC. UTTC will not sponsor work-related visas.

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 jckillsplenty@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 for obtaining and completing 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.