Adjunct Faculty - Alaska Native Studies

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjuct Faculty Credit 3
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Alaska Native Studies Program is seeking applicants for their adjunct labor pool. Alaska Native Studies in an Interdisciplinary Program that seeks to provide students with an introduction to Alaska Native Cultures, Languages, ways of knowing and critical perspectives on traditional and contemporary Alaska Native politics and issues.

Duties:

The Alaska Native Studies Program is seeking applicants for their adjunct labor pool.  Alaska Native Studies in an Interdisciplinary Program that seeks to provide students with an introduction to Alaska Native Cultures, Languages, ways of knowing and critical perspectives on traditional and contemporary Alaska Native politics and issues. The program currently offers a minor in Alaska Native Studies and hopes to expand its offering. 

Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute a hiring agreement, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester; hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis, according to the needs of that semester's schedule.

Duties/Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Expertise and Experience relevant to the effective teaching of the Alaska Native Studies courses is required.

Candidates will be evaluated on past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction in either traditional knowledge or an academic focus in Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies, to Undergraduate Students.

Required Experience

Experience teaching at the college level, or extensive teaching experience in a traditional knowledge setting such as a cultural center.

Typical Education or Training

Relevant Master's degree. Exceptions may be made when prospective faculty have equivalent traditional knowledge and experience of Alaska Natives issues and cultures - historical and contemporary, or Alaska Native Arts. Such exceptions can only be approved by the Director of Alaska Native Studies and the CAS Dean or Associate Dean for Humanities.

Preferred: Doctorate degree in related field is preferred for upper division (300-400 level courses).  Any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Alaska Native Studies in conjunction with the CAS Dean or the Associate Dean of Humanities.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Applicants should be prepared to attach the following documents as part of their application:

1) Cover Letter

2) Comprehensive Curriculum Vita

3) Names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers of three professional references.

For questions, please contact:

Alaska Native Studies at (907) 786-6135

 

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