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Faculty – Full-Time - Social Sciences/Student Success - RED LAKE NATION COLLEGE


September 11, 2018


Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Faculty – Full-Time

DEPARTMENT: Social Sciences/Student Success

REPORTS TO: VP of Operations and Academic Affairs


REVISED: September 2018

DEADLINE: Open until filled

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Full-time Social Sciences/Student Success instructor. Instructor will

be assigned courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department in addition to teaching

First-Year Experience courses.

ACCOUNTABILTY: The Faculty Member reports directly to the VP of Operations and

Academic Affairs.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential and other important responsibilities and duties

may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Faculty are expected to teach the contracted number of credits per semester.

 Faculty are required to attend:

o Faculty orientation at the beginning of the fall semester;

o Committee meetings, including Faculty Senate;

o Graduation ceremonies at the end of the school year;

o All classes each semester; arrange for a contingency plan in the event of your

absence (all absences must be approved by the VP of Operations and Academic


o Other meetings as requested by the VP of Operations and Academic Affairs.

 Faculty are required to submit:

o Course syllabi and office hours to the VP of Operations and Academic Affairs by

required dates;

o Final semester grades by the required semester-end dates;

o Student attendance reports in the required format at the required time;

o Academic Alerts must be submitted to Student Services;

o Any other information required by the class standards.

 Faculty must maintain office hours for students for tutorial assistance, academic advising,

or assisting with student organizations such as Student Council. These hours must be in addition to classroom hours. Faculty are required to post office hours and class schedules

prior to the beginning of each semester. The specific number of office hours is

determined by the faculty status, i.e., full-time, part-time or adjunct.

 Faculty are required to be available for students and special duties as may be assigned

during final exam weeks or registration periods.

 Faculty must abide by the Faculty Handbook.

 Faculty must participate in securing grants including grant writing, and other support for

College programs in your area of expertise.

 Faculty must participate in program or grant reporting, assessment and/or evaluation as


 Conduct orientation lectures for new classes at the beginning of each semester; assist

students in the use of hardware and software applications; troubleshoot any hardware or

software problems that arise during class lectures.

 Clean monitors, keyboards, printers and CPUs internally and externally; determine

needed outside repair of equipment.

 Resolves or assists in the resolution of problems and/or complaints and initiates

corrective action as appropriate.

 Serves on various college committees and participates in professional organizations as

appropriate to assignment.

 Professional Development: Faculty must continue with educational goals to meet the

needs of college accreditation, participate in appropriate professional associations, and

study Anishinaabe language and culture through formal classes, in-service, or informally

through local community events.

 Administrative Duties: Faculty are required to retrieve mail and notices at least weekly;

follow the policies of the College as outlined in the Personnel Manual, Employee

Handbook, College Catalog, Student Handbook and other publications of the College.

 Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


 Teaching experience, preferably at an adult and post-secondary level.

 Teaching experience with diverse student populations.

 Teaching with online learning tools.

 Ability to implement contemporary pedagogical philosophies, methods, and techniques,

including multi-media, to develop and deliver instruction in classroom and lab settings.

 Able to develop instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines, and other

necessary teaching material.

 Ability to effectively use appropriate technology and equipment.

 Knowledge of online learning.

 Ability to work collegially with all individuals in the tribal college setting.

 Knowledge of grant reporting.

 Ability to provide outstanding quality customer service and support to RLNC and all


 Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of RLNC.

 Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and demonstrated ability to work with Native



A Master's degree in disciplined area is required and/or having a minimum of 18 graduate hours

in discipline will be considered; PhD is preferred. For candidates who do not meet the

educational credentials, teaching justification may be accepted in the case of cultural,

developmental, or non-transferrable courses. Candidates should have experience teaching at the

college or university level and be able to teach courses at all appropriate levels. Other

responsibilities include advising majors, serving on campus committees and related departmental

and college activities. Ideal candidates will be of high energy, dedicated to students, motivated

by strong commitment to the mission of Red Lake Nation College.


 Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

 Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

 Possession of a valid MN driver's license.

This position follows our Red Lake Tribal Member and Indian Preference Policy.


Please email an employment application, resume, and unofficial graduate transcripts to Mandy

Schram, VP of Operation and Academic Affairs at Employment

applications can be found at:!employment-opportunities/lhdom.


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