Tohono O’odham Language and Culture Instructor

$47,701 - $60,791 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • S-cuk Du'ag Mascamakud "Main Campus"
  • May 08, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Title: Tohono O’odham Language and Culture Instructor

Reports To: Academic Dean

Status: Full-time/ Regular/ Salary

Salary: $47,701 - $60,791


SUMMARY: The Instructor will develop and teach courses in Tohono O’odham language, culture, and history. Participation in the faculty senate and committee work is required. Assignments may include evening and weekend classes in both face-to-face and online formats. Instructor will support the T-So:Son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together.


  • Instructs students in Tohono O’odham language, culture, and history.
  • Teach 15 semester hour credits each semester;
  • Be student-centered and focused on student learning outcomes;
  • Maintain currency in language studies, indigenous history, and studies of O’odham history and culture;
  • Facilitate study sessions, workshops and advising meetings with students to include conducting office hours;
  • Participate in meetings, committees, and in other college and community activities;
  • Prepare and submit timely grade reports on student performance as scheduled or required;
  • Perform other related duties.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Indigenous Studies or related field preferred. A Master’s degree in a related discipline will be considered. Applicants with “known expertise” in the O’odham language and in O’odham Culture and History will also be considered.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, multimedia presentation, Hybrid course delivery, and online course development and teaching.
  • Must be fluent in O’odham Ñi'oki (language).

Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the historical and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.
  • Three to five years of instructional experience in an academic environment.


  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past two years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and fingerprint clearance.


  • Strong knowledge of O’odham history, language, and culture.
  • Instructional methodologies;
  • Assessment of student learning;
  • Advising processes and practices;
  • Curriculum development.


  • Fluency in O’odham language;
  • Technologically competent in use of computers, software, and ability to learn to deliver online classes;
  • Evaluating student performance;
  • Instructing students;
  • Advising students;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to coworkers, supervisor, and the general public.