[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth System Science Instructor - Leech Lake Tribal College

Aparna Bamzai aparna at ou.edu
Fri Feb 5 15:33:34 MST 2016

Hi friends,

We are trying to find the perfect person for this position, which requires
an M.S. or Ph.D. in Earth Science or related field.  The job offers
excellent opportunity to make a difference as the candidate will be
responsible for starting an Earth Systems Science major at Leech Lake
Tribal College.


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 *
<http://www2.css.edu/app/Ojibwe_Translator/definition.cfm?ID=197>  (“
he/she returns to wild places/nature
<http://www2.css.edu/app/Ojibwe_Translator/definition.cfm?ID=197>” 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 *
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.

Diana Dalbotten
Diversity Director
National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
University of Minnesota
dianad at umn.edu
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