UAF CLA Assistant Professor of History

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Liberal Arts
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

Would you like to start a lively discussion with students about the role of the nation state in history or Alaska's needs, its relation to the world and how these have changed over time? Then apply here!


10Service – Department service such as serving on search committees or adhoc committees and service to the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the community.Essential
20Research in area of interest and expertise within HistoryEssential
70Teaching – 3 fall and 3 spring semester courses, advising students, etc.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts, Department of History is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in the History of Alaska and the Circumpolar North, and the United States. This is a tenure-track position.

The responsibilities of this position support the University of Alaska Fairbanks' tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service. Teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in History and graduate courses in the Arctic and Northern Studies Program, and advising students. 

Please submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts/certificates/licenses as appropriate
  4. Names of three professional references with phone and email contacts
  5. Philosophy of teaching and research statement
  6. Article length essay or published work

An initial Review Date will be January 22, 2018. Applications must be completed and submitted no later than January 21, 2018 at 11:55 PM Alaska time for consideration.  The position will be open until filled.

If you encounter any difficulty while applying online for this position, please contact UAF HR at 907-474-7700 for assistance. 


The UAF History Department seeks to acquaint students not only with facts and narratives about the past and change over time, but also with the methods and tools historians use when constructing narratives. We seek to continue providing a well-balanced program in our established areas of strength – America, East Asia, Europe, and the North – while expanding our ability to guide students in the study of Native American history, comparative world history, environmental history, and diverse methodological fields.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is the nation's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, serving over 10,000 students. UAF is accredited by the Northwest Regional Accrediting Association and has a Carnegie classification of RU/H. Fairbanks is Alaska's second largest city with over 90,000 residents in the greater Fairbanks area. The city is located near the confluence of the Tanana and Chena Rivers, approximately 120 miles north of Denali National Park and the Alaska Range and 40 miles south of the White Mountains National Recreation Area.

Students and faculty from all over the world converge at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to study subjects unique to Alaska and the North as well as to sharpen their skills with semicolons, digital photography equipment, shovels, beakers, paintbrushes, and stage lights. The unique construction of our college, our small town size and departmental proximity allows for limitless collaboration between the 22 disciplines and over 40 degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and languages.

Background Check:

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


This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to 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:

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