Tenure Track Assistant Professor of History

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of History


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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast

School/Business unit:UAS Ketchikan Campus Director


Categories: Education/Instructional


Position Summary:

The UAS Ketchikan Campus invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of History to begin in Fall 2023. The position will be located in Ketchikan, Alaska and teach online courses in support of general education students and the online Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree. The position will also coordinate on-campus and community-based history education offerings.



The workload for this position is bipartite to include teaching and service (no research) Teach 12 credit hours per semester to include undergraduate courses and survey-level US and world history content and upper-level history courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught. Perform appropriate university and public service.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

1. PhD in History or a related field

2. Ability to teach US and world history survey courses

3. Ability to teach upper-level history and cross-disciplinary courses in areas of applicant's interests and specialization, including Alaska-specific history content

4. Demonstrated potential for undergraduate teaching excellence


Desired Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:

1. Ability to offer Alaska Native and other Indigenous content in courses, and to develop Alaska History course content

2. Ability to work with community partners such as local museums, tribal organizations, and schools to collaborate on community-based history education needs

3. Ability to collaborate with cross-disciplinary faculty from a variety of subject areas, and to develop new course curricula of high interest to students and the community

4. Experience teaching in an online/distance or blended/hybrid learning environment

5. Experience working with first-generation students, veterans and active duty members of the military, non-traditional students, Alaska Native and American Indian students, Filipino and Pacific Islander students, and other diverse student groups

7. Potential to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast Alaska, the cultural homeland of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples.


Typical Experience:

Three years of teaching experience preferred


Required Education or Training:

PhD in History or a related field


Salary Information:


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, represented faculty position complete with a competitive https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php including tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three (3) professional references, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions with your application.


Please submit your application no later than January 15th, 2022 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time to ensure consideration. The first review will start on January 16th, 2023. This posting will be open until filled.


Special Conditions of Employment:


Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.


*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.


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


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: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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 William Urquhart, Social Sciences Department Chair, at mailto:wlurquhartii@alaska.edu or 907-228-4527.


Applications Close: Open until filled


To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3829456


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Ketchikan, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23