Position Title: Indigenous Studies/ Sociology Instructor - Closes June 16, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Department: Academic Affairs

Reports Directly to: General Education Chair

Status: Exempt; Full-time

Salary: Per Salary Scale

Summary of Duties:

  • 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.
  • Teach a minimum of thirty (30) credits per academic year (fall/spring).
  • Designs, develops, and provides instruction to students through various delivery methods, including classroom/laboratory instruction, online learning, and learning community activities. Adheres to the course cancellation policy as stated in the UTTC Faculty Handbook.
  • Develops culturally responsive curricula, lesson plans and other postsecondary coursework materials that identify student competencies and meet industry employment standards.
  • Updates and uploads course syllabi on a semester basis to WIDS.
  • 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.
  • Engages in departmental assessment efforts and measures at the course, program, and institutional learning outcome levels for the purpose of increasing student learning.
  • Adheres to the faculty work schedule as described in the UTTC faculty handbook.
  • Serves as either academic advisor or professional tutor during scheduled office hours, depending on department role.
  • Shares student club advising responsibilities that may include evening and weekend hours. Participates in career fairs, retention activities, new student orientation and other student activities. Participates on campus in college-sponsored professional development activities and department, division, and faculty meetings.
  • Complies with college policies, plans, and procedures, including wearing academic cap and gown at commencement activities.
  • 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 Sociology or Indigenous Studies, or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in any combination of the following qualifying fields from a regionally accredited college or university: Sociology, Indigenous Studies, and Native Studies. Demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline or industry recognized certification may substitute for academic preparation.
  • Two (2) years successful college instruction in the field of Sociology, Indian/Indigenous Studies, or Native American Studies required.
  • Experience designing, developing, and facilitating online higher education courses.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must have an overall understanding of their academic discipline.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of American Indian Tribes, cultures, and histories desirable

Required Documents:

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

Opening Date: April 30, 2024

Closing Date: June 16, 2024 10:00 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.