Tribal Governance and Business Management Faculty (Part-time; adjunct) - Nisqually Site

$42.00 hourly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 12503 Yelm Highway Southeast, Olympia, WA, USA
  • Jan 28, 2020
Part time Education

Job Description


Tribal Governance & Business Management Faculty (PT, Adjunct) – Nisqually Site


Opening Date:           October 28, 2019

Review Date:            Extended to February 28, 2020

Closing Date:            Open until filled

Start Date:                 Spring Quarter

Location:                   Nisqually Site

Salary:                        $42.00 per credit hour



Northwest Indian College invites applicants for an adjunct faculty position at the Nisqually campus in the area of Tribal Governance and Business Management (TGBM). The TGBM Instructor is responsible for teaching college-level Business and Tribal Governance courses in Native American leadership, sovereignty, economic development, entrepreneurship, and management. A preference for experience teaching accounting is desirable. Experience working with online hybrid modality, VCH and Canvas, is preferred.

Instructors shall acknowledge the cultural perspective of students, and use a variety of methods to convey necessary knowledge and skills, and develop student self-esteem. The faculty member is expected to prepare students for developing the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to be productive and successful administrators in tribal community and business organizations. The faculty member is expected to prepare students for the completion of NWIC degrees.


Teaching is the first focus. The faculty member is expected to teach and prepare students for completion of courses towards NW IC degrees or transferable to other four-year institutions. The faculty member is responsible for curriculum design and assessments.


  • Develop course syllabi, assessment plan, and curricula;
  • Submit necessary reports where applicable such as enrollment, progress, and grading information in a timely manner;
  • Submit textbook(s) choices and course material requests for supplies in advance of courses taught following established college timelines;
  • Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is enhanced;
  • Create or find handouts, videos, or other learning aids and tools for student use; print them or submit them for printing in a timely manner;
  • Maintain and update online learning management system (Canvas)
  • Maintain at least 1 hour of office availability each week for each course taught.
  • Present in a Native American cultural focus, with primary focus on Nisqually and southern Puget Sound region;
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes.


  • This job has no assigned supervisory responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, or related discipline.
  • Experience teaching at the postsecondary or secondary level (TA experience acceptable; instructor experience preferred).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal/people skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, handling multiple tasks and numerous student tiles.
  • Ability to work well on an independent basis with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a tribal college setting.
  • Experience working with and advising adult students.
  • Experience with and sensitivity to Native American people and cultural customs.
  • Experience working with adult distance learning programs, including online hybrid modality.
  • Experience teaching accounting courses.




Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of colleges transcripts (official copy requested at time of hire)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials

A copy of the job announcement and application forms are available online at   can be requested from, and submitted directly to:

Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax (360) 392-4230