Vacancy Ann. # STOI-17-105
Rate of Pay DOE,DOQ
Opening Date AUGUST 1, 2017


Instructors are needed to teach the degree and training programs and course offerings at the Spokane Tribal College for the upcoming school years.                                                                                     

General Summary:

Purpose of this position is to instruct a variety of college level courses. Related duties include student advising and evaluation, participation in faculty in-service and campus activities and assisting with departmental duties such as assessment and class development.

Individual in this position can instruct up to 15 credits per quarter, with a total of no more than 45 credit hours annually. Hired individuals will also maintain regular scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist student with their academic programs and career choices. The number of credit hours an individual will receive each quarter will depend on qualifications to teach the required course. Required courses vary quarter to quarter based on the needs in student degree programs.

Faculty member will maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration. Incumbent will treat others with respect and dignity, recognizing the uniqueness of students, colleagues, and Spokane Tribal College. All Faculty members will be subject to quarterly review and evaluations.



  • Plan, prepare and develop course materials such as course curriculum, assignments, textbook selection, syllabi and culturally relevant supplemental materials for both in class and on-line course delivery.
  • Review and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction in accordance with STC mission and goals and the 4Cs.
  • Prepare and deliver instruction to students using multiple instructional methods to include lecture, class projects, group work, and class presentations. 
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. 
  • Evaluate the quality of student course work, essay/research paper assignments, class projects and speech presentations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design, enhance and improve teaching and research practices.
  • Collaborate with department members to plan, implement, and participate in annual and long-term evaluation of program.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours. Instructors must be available to assist students in person, via email, on-line, and via phone with their academic and advising needs.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of on-line/live-stream courses.


  • Advise and mentor students in academic and vocational curricula, and career issues, department and college policies, while maintaining current information on all advisees.
  • Evaluate student transcripts to assure the student’s academic record accurately reflects transfer credit earned, appropriate courses are taken for degree plans and graduation as needed.
  • Assist students to complete the graduation application, ensuring that all requirements are met and the application is filed within established timelines.
  • Refer student to appropriate college and community resources.

College/Committee Service                                                                             

  • Participate in STC campus and community events.  Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Faculty member will maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration.  Treat others with respect and dignity, recognizing the uniqueness of students, colleagues, and Spokane Tribal College
  • Attend Staff/Faculty, and departmental meetings.
  • Participate in college activities for students
  • Participate in college and reservation-wide cultural activities.

Other duties as assigned, and may include;

  • Participate on departmental grant writing projects and/or research projects.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to increase knowledge in Native American culture relating to education and retention issues
  • Participate in educational learning opportunities, such as conventions, professional presentations available on campus, grant based learning institutions, and webinars.
  • Model the 4Cs on and off the campus environment.
  • Continue to develop exemplary working relationships with colleagues, and model professional skills in communication, conflict management, teamwork, citizenship, and project management.   


Minimum qualifications differ from discipline to discipline.

  • For the most part, liberal arts, business/office technology, communications, human services, sciences, mathematics, social sciences, counselors, and English programs require at least a Master’s degree.
  • Other programs of study may require a bachelor’s degree, special certification or licensure, a minimum number of years work/teaching experience, or a combination of all.

The following experience and skills are required:

  • Experience working with American Indian populations,
  • Advanced skills in word processing,
  • Excellent oral and written communication,
  • Experience using technology to support instruction in the classroom,
  • Experience in budget management and familiarity with grant program processes,
  • Ability to multi-task and independently organize and prioritize project activities,
  • Must possess culturally competent communication and critical-thinking skills,
  • Work with students, faculty, and support service staff in diverse settings,
  • Ability to work flexible hours,
  • The successful candidate is energetic, self-directed, and an effective team member with professional work habits,


  • Valid Washington driver’s license and good driving record; ability to become Tribally insured required.
  • Position will be located primarily in Wellpinit, WA.

Please complete the attached questionnaire, and return along with a completed STOI Application to the fax or e-mail below.

Applications Are Available In the Tribal Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 206, Wellpinit, WA 99040

Contact:  Sabrina McCoy or Geraldine Abrahamson

Phone # (509)458-6574 or (509)458-6583, Fax# (509) 458-6556

Or download:

E-mail: or

Applications Must Be Received In the Human Resources Department

No Later Than 4:30 PM The Closing Date

The Spokane Tribe Reserves The Right To Hire According To Its Indian

Preference Policy

Applicants Are Subject To A Pre-Employment Drug Test

Positions With The Spokane Tribe Are Subject To A 90-Day Orientation Period




Adjunct (part-time) Instructors Pool Supplemental Questionnaire

What is the Highest Degree you have completed?

  • Not Applicable
  • Associate’s
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Doctorate


List your academic degree(s)/vocational certificate(s) and disciplines.




Select the area(s) below in which you are qualified to teach. (check all that apply)


Anatomy & Physiology
Applied Education
Business Administration
Business Technology
Chemical Dependency
Early Childhood Education
Environmental Sciences
General Software


Intercultural Communications
Job/life Skills
Native American Arts
Native American
Language/Salish Language
Native American Studies
Social Sciences
Speech Communication
Other, please specify