Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology

VISITING ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY:  Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with demonstrated professional experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: APU is a small, private liberal arts university, known for experiential and project-based learning.  The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a thriving all-American city and home to more than 300,000 residents.  APU offers a unique set of bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally-relevant issues.  APU embraces a competency-based curriculum, which fosters high-level intellectual and practical skills, wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility.  

THE PROGRAM AREA: APU offers three degrees in Psychology: a BA in Counseling Psychology;  a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology; and a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology.  Area faculty are dedicated to providing personalized, experiential, hands-on instruction to ignite personal passion, self-discovery, and deep learning. Masters and doctoral classes are offered during weekend intensives with supplemental synchronous online meetings to better serve working professionals.  The area operates with a collaborative approach and is appreciative of creativity in scholarly pursuits.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours for the 2019-20 academic year.  Teaching assignments cross undergraduate and graduate levels.  Course assignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degree programs.  Visiting faculty serve on committees and as advisors as appropriate to credentials.

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience, and is proscribed by a university-wide salary range. 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall 2019 through Spring 2020. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned doctoral degree in Psychology at time of appointment. Licensed psychologist or license-eligible in Alaska.  Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both teaching and professional skills are preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE:   Please complete the Application for Employment – up through the “How did you hear about us?” section as well as the Background Check forms. The rest of the form may be skipped as education and experience will be included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Equal Opportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (in a .txt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf) at the end of the application form.  Additional documents, noted below, should be emailed to .  If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the other documents.

In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send (1) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts, (3) names of three references, and (4) a letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential and project-based learning.  Please submit materials to .  Please direct questions about the position to:  Dr. Stephanie Morgan, Director of Institute of Health and Wellness, Alaska Pacific University, , 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications will be reviewed as received.

Alaska Pacific University is an EEO/ADA Employer


Anchorage, AK

1 year(s) ago