Term Assistant Professor of Tribal Management

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade:UAFT Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Interior Alaska Campus
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The Interior Alaska Campus (IAC) is seeking applications for a term-funded Tribal Management (TM) faculty position.


This position is term funded through June 30, 2018 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the discretion of the university. 

This position is not location specific and can be located anywhere in the state of Alaska. 

The University of Alaska (UAF) Interior Alaska Campus is located in Fairbanks, Alaska but primarily serves rural areas in the Interior Region. IAC provides lifelong educational opportunities for people in rural Alaskan and Alaska Native communities that honors and integrates their cultures and ways of life. IAC actively partners with community members, including elders, tribal representative, advocates and others, in order to provide relevant education that meets the needs and expectations of those served. IAC is committed to place-based education that provides students with higher education opportunities without leaving their communities. IAC is respectful of rural priorities and Native cultures; classes are coordinated around subsistence activities and community events. 

This position will be expected to develop and teach courses in Tribal Management/ Governance across the state of Alaska based on community requests.  Courses taught will apply towards the Tribal Management Certificate and Associate of Applied Science. The ideal candidate will actively participate in the academic development of rural students using a variety of methods including tutoring, mentoring, and guidance.  

IAC's Tribal Management Program courses are offered at the community level. TM faculty will be expected to use a blended delivery model that combines online and/or audio distance courses with face-to-face intensives in villages and sometime Fairbanks. TM faculty will be expected to work with community members to incorporate community needs and cultural values into course delivery materials and methods. 

The Interior Alaska Campus is located in Fairbanks. TM faculty will be expected to travel to rural villages as needed; travel to rural areas is commonly by small commuter plane and many villages have limited commercial enterprises for lodging, meals and other services.  


Experience with Tribal Management/ Governance policy and planning.
Demonstrated experience in course and curriculum development, educational assessment and instructional technology.
A strong interest in education in rural Alaska with the ability to support and utilize a variety of delivery methods.
Ability to support and utilize a variety of distance delivery teaching methods.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience working with diverse populations.

Experience with distance delivery including online instructional technology.
Experience working in rural areas or with rural populations, particularly rural Alaska.
Evidence of successful teaching in Tribal Management, Natural Resource Management or a related discipline with a commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement and teaching excellence.
Experience working with adult learners and nontraditional students.
Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships.

Required Experience:

At least 3 years experience in a Tribal Management related field.
Experience teaching at postsecondary level with a background in distance education.
Demonstrated experience working with tribal, state and federal governments and organizations.

Typical Education or training:

Bachelor Degree in appropriate field; Master's degree preferred

9-month, Full-Time, Salary - DOE

Please attach the following with your application packet: 

  • Current resume or vitae 
  • Letter of Intent which includes statement of teaching philosophy and interest 
  • Three professional references with complete contact information 
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned (Official transcripts will be required if hired for the position) 

Review of applications will begin January 8, 2018. to ensure your application is considered, please apply no later than 11:59 pm on January 7, 2018.

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


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. 

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/

Notice of Nondiscrimination: 

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination 

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