Full-time Indigenous Studies & Tribal Business Management Instructor

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Position SummarySituated among three tribal communities, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa, and Forest County Potawatomi, in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, Nicolet College is seeking an instructor to help fulfill our commitment to build and sustain equitable pathways for our students.  In partnership with the Wisconsin Indian Education Association and its affiliates, Nicolet College has created an Indigenous Studies pathway with innovative credit for prior learning options.  This faculty member will implement this work and help to improve, grow, and sustain our Tribal Business Management program.
Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Transfer Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the Dean of Business, and in collaboration with other faculty, this person will teach a variety of courses in Tribal Business Management and Indigenous Studies in the Business Management and University Transfer Liberal Arts associate degrees, occupational associate degrees, and technical diploma programs.
Qualified candidates will have deeply rooted knowledge of regional indigenous cultures. Building and maintaining relationships with tribal employers, agencies, leadership, and students is an essential component of the position, including frequent travel to the three district Tribal communities.
This person will teach at the Rhinelander Campus and designated outreach locations with variable hours that may include day, evening, and/or weekend assignments.  Our faculty work a year-round schedule, supported by a renewable annual contract. Our faculty use multiple delivery methods including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and computer conferencing. Our faculty maintain availability to students, develop and maintain curriculum and programs, and actively participate in the diverse communities served by the College.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities. The following duties are normal for this position. These are not exclusive nor all-inclusive, as other duties may become part of this work.
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver traditional and competency-based instruction in accordance with the mission, vision, and philosophy of Nicolet College in the disciplines of Tribal Business Management and Indigenous Studies.
  • Support, develop, and implement credit for prior learning opportunities for students in Tribal Business Management and Indigenous Studies.
  • Participate in developing additional distance and online offerings to Tribal communities.
Use technology and multiple delivery methods to enhance teaching and learning, as well as other aspects of work.
Instruction-Related Support
  • Assist students with advice regarding their academic career path and career opportunities.
  • Maintain accurate attendance, student success, and scholastic records of students within established deadlines.
  • Develop and improve the Business Management and University Transfer program offerings through collaborative program reviews, curriculum and course development, assessment of student learning, advisory committees, and student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Pursue discipline-specific professional development that enhances teaching and learning practice, and expands expertise in other academic fields.
Build Community
  • Build and strengthen relationships with district and state tribal nations, community, and tribal employers.
  • Partner with others including high schools, employers, the UW System and other 4-year colleges, the Wisconsin Technical College System, advisory committees, and professional groups related to the field.
  • Work collaboratively with the Nicolet College Tribal Outreach Coordinator to plan, coordinate, and deliver course offerings in tribal communities.
  • Strengthen recruiting to grow the College’s programs.
Professional Development and Service to the College
  • Meet and maintain Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements.  View details at:  https://sites.google.com/view/fqas/home
  • Maintain professional affiliations and qualifications.
  • Participate in department, program, and college level activities, projects, and committees.
  • Assist in planning, developing, and implementing new or modified programs and courses.
  • Participate in activities related to awarding credit for prior learning and work to develop relationships leading to dual credit articulations for high school students.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Indigenous Studies, Tribal Administration, Business Management, or closely related field.
  • 4,000 hours of work experience within last 5 years in tribal management, business management, or closely related field.
  • Knowledge of local and regional Indigenous cultures.
  • Experience teaching Tribal Business Management and/or Indigenous Studies courses.
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary setting.
  • Professional and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and motivation to work both independently and collaboratively.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated application of cultural knowledge through academic support, cultural consultation, program development, or related work.
  • Successful experience with alternative delivery methods including asynchronous online, video conferencing, and competency-based.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and effectively teach students of varied ages, learning styles, academic levels, and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships across the College and in the District.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee must demonstrate strong attention to detail, and must be able to problem solve and perform complex tasks without error.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal classroom and office conditions and usual office equipment.
  • The employee will be constantly required to talk, hear, and type/write.
  • The employee will be frequently required to sit, touch/handle/grasp (using hands and fingers), and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally move up to 10 pounds of general office items.
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hear normal speaking-level sounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, far, and field of vision.
  • This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.
Other Compensation:
The typical starting salary range is $64,105 - $71,292, commensurate with qualifications.  Includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Application Procedure:
Apply at nicoletcollege.edu/employment.  Attach a cover letter that addresses how your background and experience are consistent with the position qualifications, a current resume, and unofficial transcripts of coursework. Applications received by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.
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