Liberal Arts/Communications Instructor

  • Aaniiih Nakoda College
  • Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, MT, USA
  • Apr 23, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Job title:                Liberal Arts/Communications Instructor

DEPARTMENT:        Academic

PROFORMANCE DESCRIPTION: Aaniiih Nakoda College is seeking a Liberal Arts and Communications Instructor. The instructor is responsible for teaching students in classrooms and internship environments. The instructor shall assist with the recruitment and retention of students in this program. The instructor shall maintain competency and knowledge of current research, practice and trends in the Liberal Arts and Communications fields. The instructor shall actively participate in college life and activities. This is a full time August-May (approximately 10 months) position, non-supervisory. Benefits: Paid holidays, health insurance (limited dental and vision), 401K and life insurance option. Under the supervision of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Liberal Arts and Communications Instructor shall:

  • Teach approximately 15 credit hours;
  • Manage and supervise students in internship placement;
  • Serve as the academic advisor to students in English and Communications;
  • Serve on the Curriculum Committee and other committees as assigned;
  • Perform program assessment activities;
  • Coordinate the review and revision of the Liberal Arts and Communications courses;
  • Supervise student research and internship activities; and,
  • Be willing to work with a full range of college students.
  • Have knowledge of and unreserved commitment to Aaniiih Nakoda College’s mission and philosophy statements;
  • Have understanding of general higher educational and vocational training;
  • Express knowledge and experience in the field of English and Communications;
  • Willingness to help promote and grow program;
  • Strong understanding of community service instruction;
  • Student advising and transcript evaluation;
  • Ability to teach students to use various technologies;
  • Have gifts of teaching and leadership both in the classroom and outside; and,
  • Ability to integrate academic and cultural understanding.

INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible to teach the following courses, but are not limited to only these courses:

COMX 111

Public Speaking (3)

COMX 115

Interpersonal Communications (3)

FA 291

Creative Writing (3)

GS 110

Finding Place (1)

LA 290

Liberal Arts Capstone (1)

LIT 110

Introduction to Literature (3)

LIT 230

World Literature Survey (3)

LIT 282

Children and Young Adult Literature (3)

LIT 289

American Indian Literature (3)

LIT 291

Young Adult Literature Featuring Native American Protagonists (3)

WRIT 101

College Writing I (3)

WRIT 201

College Writing II (3)


  • Master’s degree in Liberal Arts or Communications and/or closely related field required; doctorate preferred.
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience in liberal arts and/or communications, preferably adult learners.
  • Experience in teaching drama/theater arts and humanities classes.
  • A strong background in post-secondary education is preferred.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and demonstrate a sincere desire to work in tribal colleges.
  • Knowledge of the people, lifeways, history, geography, and educational needs of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

SALARY:  Commensurate on experience and qualifications.

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit 1) Letter of Application; 2) Current Resume; 3) Official College Transcripts; 4) 3 current letters of recommendations.  Please have letters for recommendation correlate with the job you are applying for.  Please send application to Aaniiih Nakoda College, Assistant to the President, PO Box 159, Harlem, MT 59526. For more information call 406-353-2607 x 3901 or Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Aaniiih Nakoda College does not discriminate based on 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.