Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Education's mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with the tribes’ needs for cultural and economic well-being and in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities.

MISSION STATEMENT:  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute is a National Indian Community College that prepares Native American students to be productive life-long learners as tribal members in an ever-changing global environment.  As a land grant institution, SIPI partners with tribes, employers, and other organizations with a stake in Indian education.  An enduring commitment to student success is the hallmark of SIPI's operations. 

The purpose of this position is to provide college level instruction in the field of Mathematics to meet the education goals and objectives of Academic Programs, Liberal Arts and Business Education Department at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

TERM POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 4 YEARS

NOTE: POSITION IS ALSO BEING ADVERTISED UNDER MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER BIE-MP2-13/06 (890806).  STATUS APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH MERIT PROMOTION AND COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.

Duties

As an Instructor of Mathematics you will serve as a faculty team member. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning classroom instruction by developing, annually updating, and maintaining course syllabi aligned with instructional and professional standards. Develops interdisciplinary instructional materials through a team approach with other faculty members.

  • Learning and utilizing an awareness of the unique background of students with American Indian and Alaska Native heritage to incorporate related native materials or perspectives into instruction where appropriate.

  • Developing criteria for testing, assignments, and other instruments to evaluate student proficiency; administers tests, written assignments and other evaluative materials on a regular basis; and advises students concerning their progress to meet course objectives.
  • Conduct classroom learning activities, including but not limited to lectures, activities and exercises, audio-visual media, technology, field trips and exchanges, group discussions, and other appropriate measures to stimulate student attention and interest.
  • Represents Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute at professional conferences, workshops and seminars. Serves as a faculty advisor for students and on faculty committees, advisory committees and accreditation committes.  Proposes and administers grants that support students and/or university programs.