Opening Date: August 2021 Closing Date: Until Filled
Position Title: Biology Instructor FLSA Status: Salary, Full Time
Department: Academics Schedule: Daytime and Evening
Reports To: Vice President of Teaching & Learning Rate of pay: $65,000
Organization and Location:
The position is located at Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) in Winnebago, Nebraska.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This faculty position will be responsible for leading Little Priest Tribal College Associate of Science (A.S.) Biology program. This high visibility position will require active engagement in program review and development, student recruiting, and academic advising. In cooperation with the faculty and the College administration, this faculty position will set goals for the development, improvement, and expansion of the biology program. The successful candidate will be able to teach at least 15-16 semester credits hours of the biology courses including labs. Among other things, the successful candidate is also responsible for maintaining the lab, and the procurement of supplies and chemicals. Courses include Introduction to General Biology, General Biology I and II etc.
This faculty position will cooperate with other divisions of the College in the development of a clear and compelling approach to recruiting, matriculating, and retaining students. They will foster relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with both internal and external constituencies to identify and develop new opportunities for the biology program. Additionally, they will communicate with internal (students, faculty, staff) and external constituents on a regular basis. This faculty position will be aware of current trends in biology to shape the future direction of the program. The successful candidate must teach the subject matter in a manner that is consistent with the college’s mission statement. Other duties include student advising/mentoring, curriculum and program development, and college committee work. Little Priest Tribal College faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, active in service to the college and the community.
This faculty position will be funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) – Instructional Capacity Excellence in TCUP Institutions (ICE-TI) grant award (NSF Award No. 2052122) for the first three years of its term, after which the position will be funded and sustained by other College funds. The faculty position will be expected to adhere to the proposal objectives and award rules and regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Required: Master’s degree in Biology required.
Preferred: A minimum of two years, college-level teaching experience. He/she will be desirous and capable of maintaining academic excellence, faculty engagement, curricular assessment, and program standards. Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional cooperative working relationship with administrators, faculty and staff, as well as external constituents is required. Strong organizational skills, including ability in budgeting and human resource management is required. Ability to think globally, to analyze data strategically, and to set goals and priorities.