Adjunct Instructor Pool for Sociology
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Classification: Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade: Adjunct Faculty Grade 09
Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: UAA Matanuska Susitna College
Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of part-time
adjunct instructors in Sociology. We are seeking applicants who possess a
desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is a
community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage located in the
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. Applicants
must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment.
No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction. Join us and help
turn student aspirations into reality!
100Adjunct faculty members are responsible for preparing and delivering one or
more courses in a manner consistent with approved Course Content Guides.
Course content must be appropriate for Student Learning Outcomes and class
delivery mode (i.e., face-to-face, online, blended). Adjunct faculty are
expected to prepare and submit a syllabus including university policy
statements, hold classes and office hours consistent with required contact
hours, evaluate student learning, provide feedback and respond to student
questions in a timely manner, track and submit student success data, submit
final grades prior to registrar's deadlines, and collect student artifacts for
assessment. All adjunct faculty will be evaluated for teaching effectiveness.
Adjunct faculty are expected to create an interactive learning environment
which actively engages students in the learning process. Provide a rich
theory-based foundation for learning, one which promotes progressive knowledge
acquisitions and skill development for fitness for the profession.Essential
"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College
(Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student
aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who
possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.
Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct
instructors in Sociology. Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-
semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed
into a hiring pool for the 2021-2022 academic years from which instructors
will be hired. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of
an appointment, 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 (including summer sessions), according to the
needs of that semester's schedule.
Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the
fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for
the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers
small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic
classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a
new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna
Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and
employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than fifty
adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.
Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!
Applicants should reside in the State of Alaska as all courses are face-to-
face and will be held on the campus of Mat-Su College. No relocation
expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction.
Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic
coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and
experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and
potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in
assigned courses at Mat-Su College.
Applicants must have expertise and experience relevant to teaching the
specific course content. Experience teaching college-level courses in
Sociology or closely related field is preferred.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in sociology. A Ph.D. in
sociology is preferred. Successful applicants must provide official
transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a
condition of employment.
This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled
based upon the needs of the university.
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: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University
of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.
Advertised: 07 Oct 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Jun 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time