Term Assistant Professor Developmental Education

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor
Grade:UAFT Grade 30 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary: The UAF, Kuskowkim Campus located in Bethel, Alaska is looking for a energetic instructor to teach college reading and writing skill development courses. If this is you, please apply here!

Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) is a branch of University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Completely off the road system and four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Bethel is a hub community for forty-seven Yup'ik Eskimo villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a geographic region roughly the size of the state of Louisiana. KuC offers the only Bachelor's degree in Yup'ik Language and Culture in the world, and a majority of its students are Yup'ik and from the local region. Village life is driven by traditional subsistence fishing, hunting, and gathering combined with a modern cash economy. By state law, there is a K-12 school in every village of at least ten students, so virtually every high school student is guaranteed an education in their home village. However, the small student numbers dictate a small teaching staff at the high school level, with the principal and one teacher sometimes covering all subject areas. Students predictably arrive for college under prepared academically, so a large portion of incoming freshmen spend one to two semesters in developmental-level math and English. KuC is seeking a full-time Developmental English instructor who is enthusiastic about teaching reading and writing with state-of-the-art instructional methods, to prepare our students for college-level courses. Most instruction is face-to-face with some distance delivery methods required.


  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience tutoring and teaching adults or college students
  • Able to coordinate and facilitate projects with multiple parties
  • Experience working with private and public external constituencies  

 Required Experience:

  • Two years teaching in higher education in reading and writing.
  • Two years experience teaching or working with adults in language and other academic skills development.
  • Two years experience working in rural Alaska communities
  • Experience with English as a Second Language populations

Required Education:

  • Master's degree in English or related field.

This position is part of the University of Alaska Federation of Teachers union (UAFT) and is subject to agency fee and union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.

Salary: $56,019.00 DOE/annual, 9 months + 38% geographic differential

Please attach the following documents as part of your applicant packet:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • The contact information for three professional references (please include previous supervisors)
  • Philosophy of Teaching Statement
  • Transcripts (official transcripts will be requested upon offer of the position)

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2017. This position is open until filled and is expected to be filled by Fall 2017 semester begin.

Background Check:

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

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
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20%Attend faculty meetings, serve on recruiting or academic committees, and review/edit campus products as needed. Other service opportunities include judging K-12 academic events (speech contests and fairs), and assisting with training of prospective employs on job skills and professional writing.Essential
80%Teach developmental education, reading, writing and other college skills courses; develop syllabi for and teach self-paced online reading and writing skill development classes as needed; and review and assess results of placement tests of first time students at KuC. Job duties include assessments of first time Emerging Scholars Program students at the 4th, 8th, and 12th week marks of each semester.Essential

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