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Adjunct Instructor - UAA Alaska Native Studies Program

Company: University of Alaska
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Adjunct Instructor - UAA Alaska Native Studies Program
Apply now (/apply/751/gateway/default.aspx?c=apply&lJobID=517112&lJobSourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us) Job no: 517112
Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit 3
Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional
Position Summary:The Alaska Native Studies Program is seeking applicants for their adjunct labor pool. Alaska Native Studies is an Interdisciplinary Program that seeks to provide students with an introduction to Alaska Native Cultures, Languages, ways of knowing and critical perspectives on traditional and contemporary Alaska Native politics and issues. The Alaska Native Studies Program offers a minor in Alaska Native Studies.
Duties:
100 The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Essential
This is a pooled position and applicants will be reviewed on an as needed basis. Acceptance into the pool does not constitute an offer of employment, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester. Hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis according to the needs of that semester's schedule. Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. Candidates will be evaluated on past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students in either traditional knowledge or an academic focus in Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies.
Expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of Alaska Native Studies courses is required.
Preferred: Terminal degree in related field is preferred for upper division (300-400 level courses). Any exceptions must be approved by the chair of the Alaska Native Studies Program in conjunction with the CAS Dean or the Associate Dean of Humanities.
TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:
Experience teaching at the college level, or extensive teaching experience in a traditional knowledge setting such as a cultural center.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Relevant Master's degree. Exceptions may be made when prospective faculty have equivalent traditional knowledge and experience of Alaska Native issues and cultures - historical and contemporary, or Alaska Native Arts. Such exceptions can only be approved by the chair of the Alaska Native Studies Program and the CAS Dean or Associate Dean for Humanities.
Doctorate degree in related field is preferred for upper division (300 and 400) courses. Any exceptions must be approved by the chair of the AKNS Program in conjunction with the CAS Dean or the Associate Dean for Humanities.
Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.
Applicants should be prepared to attach the following documents as part of their application:
1) Cover Letter
2) Comprehensive Curriculum Vita
3) Contact information for three professional references.
UNAD-Adjunct:
This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.
Union Representation:
This position is represented by United Academic Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:At-Will:
Pursuant to Board of Regents Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: 07 Jul 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Jun 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time

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