Adjunct faculty- Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS)

University of Alaska

Adjunct faculty- Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS)

• Job No:
• Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
• Grade:Adjuct Faculty Credit 9
• Work type:Adjunct Faculty, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
• School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
• Location:Anchorage
• Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:
The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, the COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility ensuring high quality education and training available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The Division of Population Health Sciences within the College of Health offers Health Sciences courses for the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Gerontology, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and the Master of Public Health degree. Adjunct faculty position for the Division of Population Health Sciences (DPHS).

Course content and dissemination of responsibilities including knowing the course content before accepting a contract. Be prepared to teach by distance delivery either asynchronously through Blackboard or synchronously through Blackboard and a UAA Zoom account. If appointed to teach on-campus be prepared to familiarize yourself with in-classroom technologies. Create a course syllabus meeting university and division standards and submitting a copy by the start of the assigned course(s) to the program chair. Ensure all of the course student learning outcomes and course topics are covered as outlined in the course curriculum guide (CCG). Prepare and deliver lessons and activities/assignments that assess student learning. Complete the required grade reporting processes. Debrief with the program chair at the end of the course as needed. Be highly responsive to students in correspondence utilizing a UA email account for UAA related business and maintain published office hours (virtually and/or on-campus). Adjuncts will be assigned to teach an undergraduate and/or graduate Health Science course(s). Adjunct positions are on a semester-by-semester contract basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of an appointment nor does having worked one semester guarantee an offer of employment in the following semester. This is an adjunct labor pool and applicants are hired based on departmental need.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Knowledge of accepted instructional methods.

• Experience using a variety of teaching styles.

• Experience providing feedback and formal evaluation.

• Experience teaching participants with various abilities, experience levels, and cultural backgrounds.

• Strong presentation and speaking skills.

• Customer service skills.

Candidates will be evaluated on a) the suitability of their academic preparation, b) past teaching experience, c) expertise and/or experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field and d) the potential for providing high quality instruction to a diverse undergraduate and/or graduate student population. Must possess interpersonal skills to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, faculty, administration, and the general public. Preference will be given to Alaskan residents or those residing in Alaska during the semester in which they intend to teach.

Distance delivery may play an important part of the UAA Program; the applicant must have the ability to provide classroom instruction in courses pertinent to health promotion, health science, and public health fields in traditional and/or distance-delivery environments. Experience in web-based course delivery, technology use in the classroom, as well as didactic classroom instruction is preferred.

At least one year of college instruction, preferably within the discipline of instruction, is strongly preferred, but applicants with no formal college-level teaching experience will be considered.

Proof of these prerequisites may be offered by way of previous employment, personal experience, certifications, demonstration, or any combination.

Preferred Experience & Education:

• 1 year of prior teaching and/or training experience in the discipline.
• Significant experience in the health-related field.

Required Experience & Education:

• Bachelor's degree or higher in field related to the position for undergraduate course work.
• Master's degree or higher in field related to the position for graduate course work.

Salary Information:

Adjunct positions are union represented employees and will be paid accordingly to the salary table approved by the CBA.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

*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 is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be canceled based upon the needs of the university.

This position is represented by United Academic - Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 Kristin Stoepler, Department of Population Health Sciences, at

Applications Close: 30 Jun 2024

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Anchorage, AK

9 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-06-30