Geosciences Temporary Faculty (Credit) - College of Natural Science & Mathematics

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit Variable
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Nat Sciences&Mathematics
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics at UAF is seeking applicants for potential adjunct faculty positions for our Geosciences department. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!


Duties will include formulating a syllabus, lecturing, writing and administering exams and quizzes, grading of exams and quizzes, and holding regular office hours.Essential

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics(CNSM) is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Geosciences.  Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool for the academic year of 2017-2018 from which instructors will be hired. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of an appointment, 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 (including summer sessions), according to the needs of that semester's schedule.                                  

Applicants must be available to teach the courses face-to-face on the campus of UAF. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction.  

Through instruction and mentoring, the College of Natural Science & Mathematics promotes students' self-motivation to excel and guides them towards professional careers and public service in an environment of life-long learning. Want to know more about the College of Natural Science and Mathematics? Visit us on the web or on Facebook.


Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at CNSM.

Required Experience

College level teaching experience preferred. Experience teaching Geosciences labs preferred, especially at the introductory level.

Typical Education/Training

Master's degree in Geosciences. Ph.D. preferred. A closely related master's degree in another discipline may be considered if the applicant has a minimum of 18 graduate credits completed in Geosciences.

Please attach a resume or vitae, cover letter, three (3) letters of reference, philosophy of teaching, and transcripts/certifications (if applicable).

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 07/30/2018 to be considered for the fall semester. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for the fall semester, but will be reviewed for spring semester, 2019.Background Check:

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


This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.

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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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

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