Assistant/Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership
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Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Prince William Sound College
Categories: Education/Instructional, Recreation/Event
Position Summary: Prince William Sound College of the University of Alaska Anchorage is looking for a full-time, term Assistant or Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership to begin fall 2017. Primary work load will include teaching a regular course load within and administering the college’s existing two-year Outdoor Leadership program. As the only full-time faculty position in the program, the faculty member will be responsible for a wide variety of managerial and administrative tasks, including creating and implementing new courses, training and mentoring adjunct faculty, and designing and assessing risk management plans. A candidate is expected to contribute to the creative vision of the program. Additional service expectations include participation in standard college committees and regular program assessment. The specific teaching/administrative load will depend upon departmental needs.
Sound College is nestled in the heart of Valdez, Alaska, a small town described
as the place where the mountains meet the sea. Outdoor Leadership is a core
part of the college, and no location could be more perfect for such a program.
Within easy exploration distance are snow-capped mountains, alpine and
tidewater glaciers, rivers, lakes, boreal forest and tundra, and the ocean. The
Outdoor Leadership Associate of Applied Science program takes advantage of this
magnificent landscape by offering courses in mountaineering, camping, crevasse
rescue, water safety, packrafting, sea kayaking, and much more. In addition
there is a core curriculum of outdoor leadership and safety classes, as well as
adventure film and other specialty courses. More information about the program
can be found on the PWSC website at
http://pwsc.alaska.edu/outdoor-leadership/. Required Education and Training:
Master's degree in Outdoor Leadership/Recreation or a related
Relevant outdoor skills training and certifications (e.g.,
Wilderness First Responder, American Mountaineering Guides, etc.);
instructor-level training preferred
Substantial experience teaching , leading, or guiding outdoor
2 years experience with program and/or curriculum development
2 years experience teaching in higher education
Experience administering an outdoor program, including
curriculum management, faculty mentoring, and engagement with other
organizations in the outdoor recreation community
Successful applicants must provide official transcripts
documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of
employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions
of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional
accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of
higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign
educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.
Please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, two sample
syllabi (one for a typical field-based course and one for a semester-long
classroom-based course), teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three
professional references with contact information.
The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer and educational institution.
Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time 14 Mar 2017
100 The Term Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position. The appointment has a bipartite contract consisting of a 3:2 ratio of instruction and institutional service.
Typical instructional workload is 18 credits per academic year of 100- and 200-level courses in Outdoor Leadership and recreation. Mentoring students in academic internships will be required.
PWSC serves an expansive geographic region in Alaska and beyond. The ability to develop and instruct quality face-to-face and distance courses through a variety of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous means, is expected. This instructor may be asked to teach college courses to local secondary students dually enrolled at PWSC.
The instructor is expected to post and maintain office hours and manage email and phone correspondence to provide high accessibility and approachability to local and distance students.
Typical institutional service components will range in scope and focus but are relevant to the candidate''s expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. The following will be expected:
• Oversight of the Outdoor Leadership program, including curriculum and program development and assessment; recruitment, coordination, and mentoring of adjunct faculty; arranging the services of outside contractors; grant funding proposals; and other program tasks, as needed
• Occasional academic advising for students and maintaining posted office hours
• Occasional service on college and community committees, work groups, hiring committees
• Regular attendance of faculty meetings, convocation/in-services, and commencement ceremonies Essential
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