Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Instructor

  • Sitting Bull College
  • Fort Yates, ND, USA
  • May 13, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:              Meteorology and Atmospheric Science Instructor

LOCATION:                         Sitting Bull College

                                                Ft. Yates, ND

SALARY:                              Faculty, PhD


SUPERVISION:                   Academic Dean


SUMMARY OF WORK:                

This person will teach classes in Environmental Science at Sitting Bull College, especially in the area of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.  This person will mentor and advise students in the SBC Environmental Science degree programs.  This person will help develop, maintain and promote the FIARE monitoring station, which is funded by NASA.  FIARE will provide research opportunities for BS and MS students using data derived from FIARE.  FIARE can be previewed at the Sitting Bull College website at



  1. Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Science in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and in closely associated scientific fields.
  2. Promote and recruit students for the BS and MS degree programs in Environmental Science.
  3. Maintain various reports, such as attendance, grades, and other reports as required by administration.
  4. Evaluate student performance and assign appropriate grades. Participate in student assessment activities. 
  5. Update and maintain curriculum and course syllabi as needed.
  6. Complete yearly program assessments.
  7. Mentor and advise students in the BS and MS degree programs in Environmental Science. Maintain an advisee file for each student. 
  8. Help students in developing research programs, especially in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.
  9. Help maintain laboratory supplies and equipment for Atmospheric Science research.
  10. Help build, maintain and promote the FIARE program and research in Atmospheric Science.
  11. Must communicate effectively with others.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  13. Provide friendly, helpful customer service to students, clients and visitors.
  14. Attend all scheduled college functions and meetings as required.
  15. Serve on assigned SBC committees.
  16. Promote and participate in student and community activities.
  17. Promote and recruit students for Sitting Bull College.


  1. PhD in Atmospheric Science preferred. The position can be available as a Post-Doctoral position or for graduate students in Atmospheric Science who are at the dissertation stage of their degree program and are willing to teach half time. 
  2. Experience teaching courses in Atmospheric Science preferred or willingness to teach these classes and classes in associated subject areas.
  3. A willingness to work with federal and tribal programs.
  4. Good organizational and communication skills.
  5. Willingness to teach at least one evening class per week.




New hires are subject to Tribal background check and pre-employment drug/alcohol testing. Must be drug and alcohol free. AA * EEO * M * F * B Employer


Please submit: Completed Standing Rock Public Transportation application, official transcripts (please white out birth date and social security number), 3 current reference letters (1 from immediate supervisor), Certificate of Indian blood (please white out photo, birth date, social security number), and Veterans Status to:

 Personnel Office Sitting Bull College 9299 HWY 24 Fort Yates, ND  58538 (701)854-8004

Any applicant not having the above documents enclosed will not be considered.