Job no: 508462
Classification: Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade: UAFT Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit: School of Arts & Sciences
Location: Juneau
Categories: Education/Instructional


Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master’s degree or higher in a field related to the UAS Outdoor Studies’ humanistic mission;
  2. Experience coordinating risk management in a university-level outdoor education setting, including permit reporting and management;
  3. Extensive professional experience leading groups and teaching in Alaskan and other remote wilderness settings;
  4. The ability to teach outdoor skills and leadership courses including Outdoor Leadership, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Backcountry Navigation and other similar courses;
  5. Experience leading major expeditions and proven ability to lead major expedition courses that may include travel on ocean and land, international travel, and high-altitude mountain settings;
  6. The ability to coordinate a growing academic program, including curriculum planning and design, extensive student advising and recruitment.

The successful candidate must also show evidence of, first, a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence in a post-colonized setting, and second, an interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, and the ability to work with scholars in a variety of fields, including Geography, Alaska Native Studies, Art, English, and Philosophy as well as the Social and Natural Sciences.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • The ideal candidate may also demonstrate the ability to contribute to academic course offerings in UAS’ Bachelor of Liberal Arts Program or Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

A complete application will include the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy. Contact uas.hr@alaska.edu, phone (907) 796-6263 for technical support, additional questions, or to request ADA accommodation when completing your application.

This is a full-time, exempt, UAFT Faculty position with both a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This recruitment is open until filled with initial applicant review taking place on February 4th, 2018.

Our campus is located in Southeast Alaska in the cultural homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples. The Department of Humanities openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, gender, classes, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and abilities. The University of Alaska Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

UAS is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and candidates who share our commitment to diversity.