Assistant Professor and KPC Administrator of Elementary & Early Childhood Education programs

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Classification:Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade:UAFT Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Kenai Peninsula College
Location: Soldotna
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for the Assistant Professor & KPC Administrator of Elementary Education Program, term position, effective August 2018. This position administers the BA in Elementary Education, advising students and coordinating the program with UAA. This position reports to the College Director, and has responsibilities to the Department of Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Education at UAA. Faculty members are represented by a bargaining unit.

Duties:

  • Teach 1-2 elementary education synchronous online courses in the fall and spring semesters. Courses expected but not limited to “Introduction to Education” and “Becoming an Elementary Teacher.
  • Perform observations as a clinical faculty member for 300-400 level courses held in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District K-12 schools. Considerable travel involved.
  • Advise students in Elementary and Early Childhood Education Programs at KPC’s Kenai River Campus and Kachemak Bay Campus in partnership with COE Student Services.
  • Advise in programs: BA and Post-BA in Elementary Education; AAS, BA and Post-BA in Early Childhood Education.
  • Liaison with UAA College of Education. Attend all UAA meetings (mixture of face-to-face in Anchorage and also via distance) and serve on various UAA and KPC committees: College of Education, Elementary Education Department, Early Childhood Department, Department of Teaching & Learning, and Statewide College of Education.
  • Oversee Elementary Education and Early Childhood adjunct(s), including selection and hiring process.
  • Schedule KPC sections of Elementary Education and Early Childhood classes in coordination with UA COE.
  • Recruit and retain Kenai Peninsula students in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood programs.
  • Participate in career and college fairs, and other recruiting events.
  • Work closely with Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools to place interns and practicum students and/or work with other districts as necessary.

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for the Assistant Professor & KPC Administrator of Elementary Education Program, term position, effective August 2018. This position administers the BA in Elementary Education, advising students and coordinating the program with UAA. This position reports to the College Director, and has responsibilities to the Department of Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Education at UAA. Faculty members are represented by a bargaining unit.

Nine months per year position beginning August 2018. Salary commensurate with experience, benefits and tuition waivers included. Application review date January 2018; applications accepted until position is closed. 

Typical Education or Training:
Masters in Elementary Education or related field.

Required Experience:

-Minimum of six years experience in an Alaska K-12 school district.
-Substantial experience teaching P-6 in a public school.
-Experience related to preparation of P-6 teachers in one or more of the following areas: curriculum and instruction, education leadership, special education, school psychology, assessment, multicultural education, foundations, or one or more content areas.
-Administrative experience.
-Online teaching experience and pedagogy for online teaching and learning, and knowledge of the technologies used in P-6 classrooms.
-Experience with internship supervision, mentoring and partnerships with schools.
-Experience with culturally responsive teaching/multicultural education.

Preferred:
-Experience in Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and/or rural Alaska education environment.
-Experience teaching college level education courses.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work with students, staff and faculty from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
-Demonstrated commitment to taking on the tasks associated with being a productive member of a small faculty, such as committee membership and community service.
-Demonstrated involvement with professional and/or academic organizations.
-Documented background in academic advising at the undergraduate level.
-Ability to supervise field experiences and internships in a school/university partnership setting.
-Experience with culturally responsive teaching/multicultural education.
-Documented background in teaching/working with non-traditional students.

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SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has three locations and is comprised of: 
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away. 

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. 

The campus offers five 4-year degree programs, 14 associate degrees and five certificates. The college has 35 full-time faculty, 55 staff, 30+ student employees, and 85+ part-time faculty each semester. KPC enrolls more than 2,600 students/semester.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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Applications accepted until the position is closed. 
IMPORTANT: Please document all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Resume 
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
4. Unofficial Transcripts (Successful candidate will provide official transcripts when hired)
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Finalists for this position will present from a list of topics, one 15-minute mini-lesson to the selection committee.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0318 or email jshuett@alaska.edu. 
You may call UAA Human Resources at 907-786-4608 if you need help with the application process.

Hire is contingent upon a successful background check. 

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