Instructor (Chemistry) (Deu)

Department Of The Interior Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 1 week ago

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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.

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Mission: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute prepares our culturally diverse Native American students as life-long learners through partnerships with tribes, employers and other organizations. We establish a strong educational foundation for student success.

This position is part of the Bureau of Indian Education, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Academic Programs, Advanced Technical Education programs. As an Instructor (Chemistry) you will be responsible for providing college level instruction in the field of Chemistry to meet the education goals and objectives of SIPI.

As an Instructor (Chemistry) (DEU), GS-1701-11, your typical work assignments may include but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses in Chemistry; curriculum and program development and/or revision including program review and the development and assessment of student outcomes for courses and programs; working with community and campus organizations; participating in department, division and college committees; maintain currency in the discipline and otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructional staff or faculty.

  • Develop criteria for testing, assignments, and other instruments to evaluate student proficiency as well as responsibility for developing, annually updating, and maintaining course/program assessments.

  • Develop student assignments, schedules, selects appropriate methods of instruction and determines assessment and evaluation criteria.

  • Maintain statistical records/data of student proficiency and attendance and other records consistent with course objectives and college policies.

  • Conduct classroom activities which include lectures, audio visual materials, field trips, group discussion, laboratories, and other educational practices for the classroom.

  • Develop lesson plans and other guides required to meet the goal of training student and leading them in their field of academic study.

  • Represent SIPI at professional conferences, workshops and seminars; maintains professional contact with industry and government or with colleges and universities in the state and nation.

  • Serve as faculty advisor and mentor for students.

This position is also being advertised under Merit Promotion (MP) Job Announcement Number BIE-SIPI-10376751-19- DA. Applicants who wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and Competitive Procedures MUST submit a separate application to each Announcement. Your application under this notice will be considered only for this Merit Promotion Vacancy Announcement.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work requires travel away from the duty station sometimes to attend meetings, conferences, and visit other offices

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1701 General Education And Training

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment



EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Alternative Qualification Standard, Professional Instructor Series 1701, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI):

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Master's Degree or Ph. D. that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position (typically a degree in the field of Chemistry).

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement listed above, qualification for the GS-1701-11 position is:

GS-11 grade level: one year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level OR education with a Master's Degree (in the field of Chemistry) or higher.

  • Specialized Experience: Experience performing duties such as: serving as a full-time Instructor in a college or equivalent education institution developing, researching, and administering course syllabi, materials, labs and activities; delivering lectures and presentations; and evaluating students' progress on standards based approach; collaborated with faculty on maintaining accreditation requirements; developed culturally relevant material; served on or chaired numerous committees which dealt with issues such as curriculum (all subject areas), goals and objectives, standardized testing, staff selection, policy and negotiations.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


EDUCATION: To qualify based on education; you MUST submit a legible copy of your transcripts or list of courses with credit hours, major, and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned.

Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

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