Term Assistant Professor of Counseling

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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:UAF School of Education
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The School of Education is seeking a Term Assistant Professor in Counseling Education (Clinical Mental Health and/or School Counseling) for the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The current program faculty is hopeful that a team member will join them in Fairbanks, AK; however, consideration will be given to suitable candidates desiring to work remotely. It is possible this term position could lead to a tenure track position , which will be posted in the near future. If you are looking to join a team of education excellence, apply here.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Education is accepting applications to fill a Term Assistant Professor of Counseling Education in our CACREP accredited Counseling Program (Clinical Mental Health and/or School Counseling).   

The successful candidate will have experience as a clinical mental health provider and/or school counselor, developing and teaching online courses and/or integrating technology into courses, successful supervision experience, and experience with diverse populations.

Job Duties: Support University of Alaska Fairbanks bipartite mission of performing teaching and university service. Use a variety of delivery modalites to teach in the School of Education’s Master of Education in Counseling Program to prepare clinical mental health and school counselors.  Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate level, counselor education, content courses in clinical mental health and school counseling; academic advising; serving on student thesis and non-thesis research committees; engaging in scholarly activity; collaborating with Counseling Program faculty on program development, delivery, evaluation, and improvement; and serving the School of Education housed within the College of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the University. The incumbent Term Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching counseling courses in a manner consistent with the specified course content descriptions, associated standards, and approved syllabi.

Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught; be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities; and provide program, department, college and university service.

About the Position: This is a benefits eligible, full time, 9 months, non tenure track position with an anticipated start date for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a distinguished public, land-grant university renowned for the excellence of its faculty, students, staff, academic programs, research, and service. Online classes, professional development classes, and enrichment classes and programs are offered through the University of Alaska system. The university has an enrollment of over 9,000 students. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life and standard of living of those we serve.

Fairbanks is a community that provides access to a wide variety of educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities. The local economy is bolstered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and its proximity to Ft. Wainwright, a large Army base, and Eielson Airforce Base. Fairbanks is located in Interior, or central, Alaska, 358 miles north of Anchorage on the George Parks Highway and 300 miles northwest of the Alaska-Canada border on the Richardson Highway. It lies on the northern bank of the Tanana River, between the Yukon River to the north and the Alaska Range to the south. Several commercial airlines provide service to and from the Fairbanks area, and while there is no train service from the lower 48 states, the Alaska Railroad does run between Anchorage and Fairbanks daily during the summer and on weekends during the winter. It also stops at the entrance of Denali National Park on its way.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit the following documents:

A cover letter describing how the candidate’s educational background and professional experience meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position and addressing program of research, including achievements and future plans;

A curriculum vitae;

 Transcripts showing highest degree earned (unofficial transcripts may be submitted; official transcripts will be required prior to an offer); and,

Three letters from professional references.

Should questions arise, please contact Valerie Gifford, search committee chair, at (907) 474-7631 or vmgifford@alaska.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Background check:

The successful candidate 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 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: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04/07.010.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF is a tobacco free campus/  For more information, please go to:  http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Non-discrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis or race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, 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 ot 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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