Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies (Tripartite)

Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies (Tripartite)


Job No:


Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Rural College

Location:Anchorage, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, Palmer, Wasilla, Eagle, Fairbanks, Kenai, Seward, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Angoon

Categories: Education/Instructional


Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invites applications for a tripartite Assistant Professor position in Alaska Native Studies.



20Research: Develop an independent research program that engages undergraduate and graduate students. Pursue external funding to support this program. Publish results in the peer-reviewed literature.Essential 20Service: Other professional duties included: serving on department, college, and university committees; and providing professional and public service to the department, college, university, and community.Essential 60Course development and Instruction: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content descriptions; develop and modify curriculum and teaching modalities; and hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of and experience working with Alaska Native students, Indigenous organizations, private and public external constituencies, and government agencies. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to advocate for the University and develop new student cohorts. Ability to develop and teach online and distance-delivered courses. Ability to develop Alaska Native cultural orientation materials and activities for faculty and staff. Ability to teach in a cross-cultural context by being open, respectful, diplomatic, and sensitive to different points of view. Ability to facilitate open and respectful dialogue.


Typical Experience:

Applicants for this position must have expertise in teaching distance education courses within fields related to Alaska Native/Indigenous Studies. Potential areas of expertise are Indigenous knowledge systems, Native ways of knowing, cultural studies in the humanities and social sciences, Federal Indian law and policy, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, nurturing community well-being, and comparative studies in the Arctic and Circumpolar regions. Experience with Alaska Native peoples, Elders, and communities. Experience successfully working in a team environment. Evidence of scholary contributions, including research, publications and/or exhibitions.


Required Education or Training:

Applicants for this position must have completed a Master's degree and have expertise in teaching distance education courses and guiding student research within fields related to Alaska Native/Indigenous Studies. Desired areas of expertise include Indigenous knowledge systems, Indigenous history, cultural studies in the humanities and social sciences, Federal Indian law and policy, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, traditional ways of supporting community well-being, and comparative studies in the Arctic and Circumpolar regions.


Salary Information:


This is a full-time tripartite tenure-track faculty position, starting pay is DOE, a 9-month position complete with a salary and competitive This position can be located at one of the following locations: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Girdwood, Chugiak, Eagle River, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Ketchikan, Palmer, Wasilla, Seward, Sitka, Angoon. (0% geographic differential)


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Cover letter detailing your qualifications


Curriculum Vitae


The names and contact information for three professional references


Teaching philosophy


Unofficial transcripts


A diversity statement: A diversity statement is a one-page document explaining your experiences and commitments to diversity....Three areas that might be included in a diversity statement are 1) your values related to diversity, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, and 3) your future plans related to inclusivity.


A review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. To ensure consideration, please submit an application by November 14, 2022, by 11:59 PM. This position is open until filled.


*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 eligible.


UAF COVID Requirements:


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.


*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).


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.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lisa Yancey, HR Coordinator, College of Rural & Community Development, at or (907) 474-5459.


Applications Close: Open until filled


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Fairbanks, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23