Leech Lake Tribal College Seeks Instructor of Earth System Science

Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota, seeks an instructor in the general area of Earth system science.  This is a new position and the successful candidate will be teaching new courses and developing a new program leading to an associate of science degree in Earth system science.  In addition, the instructor will be working with faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth to develop an integrated program of information, education, and recruitment of American Indian students that is built around a community-inspired and community-led natural history STEM club —Azhegiiwe Bugwayji  (“ he/she returns to wild places/nature” in Anishinaabe).  The program and the club will emphasize tutoring, internships, engagement, student support, lectures, and a workshop series, which includes Native speakers from the greater community and academia.  Azhegiiwe Bugwayji will actively participate in the development and maintenance of a long-term environmental monitoring network as the focus of the connection between culture and tradition and natural resources.  The program of environmental monitoring will include air, streams, lakes, wetlands, soil, forests, plants, and wildlife. The instructor will supervise students and interested community members in data collection.

The instructor in this position will be working with University of Minnesota Duluth faculty on the development and implementation of bridge programs to ease the transition of Tribal college student moving into STEM disciplines at 4-year colleges and on the development of a 2+2 program offered at the Tribal college, leading to a BS in Tribal Resource Stewardship or Environmental Science.

LLTC is a small college setting located in the Chippewa National Forest very near the headwaters of Mississippi River (Itasca State Park). Located on the edge of the coniferous and the northern mixed hardwood forests, the area is full of clear lakes, beautiful rivers and tamarack bogs. This beautiful natural area is also internationally known for its wide range of outdoor activities including great fishing, hunting, hiking, x-country skiing, and more.

Please visit http://www.lltc.edu/about/employment for the job description, description of qualifications, and application information