[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth Science Instructor at Leech Lake Tribal College, Minnesota

Lydia Tackett lydia.tackett at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 13:00:33 MST 2016

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.

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, and 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 develop- ment 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 ap- plication information.

Lydia Tackett, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Geosciences, North Dakota State University
Lydia.Tackett at ndsu.edu
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