Term Assistant Professor of Biology
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Classification: Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit: UAS School of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast in
Juneau is seeking a qualified individual for a bipartite (teaching and
service), 9-month term (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor position to
teach lower-division Chemistry and Biology courses beginning in August 2021.
This position will support undergraduate programs in Biology, Marine Biology,
and certificates in the Health Sciences. This position is an excellent
opportunity for early-career biologists. The University of Alaska Southeast is
located in Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage and is home to a rich
biodiversity of marine life.
100%The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach
lower-division lecture and lab courses in biology and chemistry. Fall 2021
courses will include: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture and 2 lab
sections) and Introduction to General Chemistry (lecture and 2 lab
sections). Spring 2022 courses will include: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
(lecture and 1 lab section), Introduction to Microbiology (lecture and 1
lab section) and General Chemistry II (1 lab section). This position
requires a total of 12-14 contact hours per week in the classroom. The
successful applicant will also be required to hold office hours and
participate in appropriate university service activities.Essential
This is a one semester, term, non-tenure track position. All offers will
include a competitive salary, complete UA employee benefits package, and this
assignment is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. Questions
concerning this position should be directed to: Dr. Carolyn Bergstrom, Chair
of the search committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please attach to your application a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts
and the contact information for three professional references. Official
transcripts will be required upon hire.
This recruitment is open until filled with the initial application review
taking place on June 30th, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply by
11:55 PM Alaska Time on June 29th, 2021.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to: Dr. Carolyn
Bergstrom, Chair of the search committee email@example.com.
Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian
peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to
advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is
committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected
in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three
campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.
For additional information about UAS, please visit our website at
The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:
Applicants must have a M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) in Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries, or related field.
Ability to teach lower division chemistry and biology courses.
A commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and the ability to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast Alaska, a post-colonized setting and the cultural homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:
Experience working with first generation students, non-traditional students, Native American/Alaska Native/American Indian and other diverse student groups.
Experience teaching courses in an online/distance or blended/hybrid learning environment.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).
Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for
contract renewal at the University's discretion.
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
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: 10 Jun 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time