Adjunct Instructor - UAA Department of Anthropology
Job Number: 521262
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
The UAA College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology is accepting
applications for adjunct instructors. Applicants must be available to work
within Alaska during the length of the assignment. The Anthropology
undergraduate program provides students with a solid foundation in the
contemporary theory and practice of anthropology through lecture courses and
instruction that encourage critical thinking and provide opportunities for
independent research and fieldwork. Anthropology is about us – all the people
of the world. We search for information about modern diseases we've inherited
from our ancestors, how governments are run, and why families are more diverse
than we see on television, and the causes of domestic violence or addiction.
Anthropologists explore how languages affect the way we think and identify
ourselves to others, and even the beginnings of language, symbolic thought,
100The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate
courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content guide. Adjunct
faculty are expected to be available for student contact and hold office hours
appropriate for the course(s) being taught.Essential
Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified
applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool from which
instructors will be hired as needed. 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 according to the needs of
that semester's schedule. Salary is based on the adjunct pay scale as outlined
in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is dependent on the number of
semesters taught within the University of Alaska system. Minimum pay is
$1,198.80 per credit.
Adjunct instructors must be available to work within Alaska during the length
of the assignment.
To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to
work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in
the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents during the
Cover letter that notes the relevance of your education and experience to
this adjunct position, and the course(s) or areas of expertise you feel
you are qualified to teach
Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three professional references
Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the
assignment. Applicants will be evaluated on the suitability of their academic
preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high
quality instruction to undergraduate students in a manner consistent with the
specific course content guides in the Department of Anthropology.
Applicants must have expertise and experience relevant to teaching the
specific course content. Experience teaching college-level courses in
Anthropology or closely related field is preferred.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
The successful candidate will have at least a Masters degree in Anthropology
or closely related field. Faculty teaching upper-division courses or graduate
courses should hold a terminal degree in the appropriate discipline. A PhD in
Anthropology or closely related field 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
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: 22 Jul 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Mar 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time