Natural Science Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) - Muckleshoot Site

$42.00 hourly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 39811 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast, Auburn, WA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2020
Part time Education

Job Description


Natural Science Faculty (Part-time, adjunct) – Muckleshoot Site


OPENING DATE:    February 10, 2020

REVIEW DATE:      February 28, 2020

CLOSING DATE     Open until filled

START DATE:         Spring Quarter 2020

LOCATION:             Muckleshoot Site

SALARY:                  $42.00 per credit hour


The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.



The Muckleshoot Site invites applicants for a part-time faculty position in the area of Natural Science. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching in the discipline of Natural Science: Biology, Environmental Science or Native Environmental Science.  The position also includes development of place-based, culturally-informed curriculum that is part of a wider place-based pedagogy project.



  1. Teaching courses in the Science
  2. Develop place-based, culturally informed curriculum in the Sciences, working with community members to identify key focus
  3. Submit necessary reports such as enrollment, assessment, progress and grading information in a timely manner.
  4. Order textbooks and supplies in advance of courses taught following established college timelines.
  5. Create an environment, a presentation style and a pace in which learning is
  6. Maintain at least ½ hour of office availability each week for each credit of lecture class
  7. Present a Native American cultural focus.
  8. Submit information to supervisor regarding scheduling proposals, budget needs and travel requests in a timely manner following established time-lines.
  9. Assist in the assessment of student learning outcome.
  10. Participate in content area activities/work.
  11. Participate in at least one in-service or pre-service activities.




This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the field of Science or closely related to science
  • Willingness to understand the cultural perspectives of the community and to incorporate those perspectives into the presentation and development of courses.
  • Thorough knowledge of subject
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment in order to achieve strategic and departmental
  • Strong teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with all


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD Degree in related
  • Experience teaching in a Tribal College or
  • Prior work in a tribal education
  • Prior administrative and/or teaching experience in a post-secondary academic
  • Experience working on a reservation and/or for a tribal or urban Native American
  • Experience working with adult distance learning
  • Knowledge of AIHEC tribal college
  • Knowledge of Canvas


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to present information in a variety of ways. Able to communicate clearly, concisely and respectfully.
  • Understanding of assessment, particularly as it relates to the Teaching and Learning philosophy of NWIC.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (on-ground, online, ITV, hybrid, etc.), teaching and learning, and
  • Excellent communication skills in the classroom and interpersonal skills with NWIC students, faculty and
  • Must be culturally knowledgeable and comfortable working in a tribal setting;


Other Qualifications: Must have a current driver’s license and a driving abstract that meets employer qualifications for insurability.


Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic word processing, spreadsheet software; internet and email in addition to proven competency with networks and teleconferencing.




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


  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 college transcripts (unofficial copy may be submitted with application)
  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


The job announcement and application forms are available online at or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax: (360) 392-4230