Term Assistant Professor of English

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 40 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Education/Instructional, Other

Position Summary:

The Kuskokwim Campus is in search of a Term Assistant Professor of English.


100Teach 100 and 200 level Writing, Literature and Communication courses to a diverse population of students in western Alaska to include both on campus and distance delivery. Collaborate with the Kuskokwim Campus Writing Center coordinator and developmental studies faculty. Maintain office hours. Participate in the life of the campus and larger community.Essential

This position is part of the core academic team that supports the University of Alaska, College of Rural Community Development, Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) bipartite mission of performing teaching,and public service. KuC is is a two-year, associate degree conferring campus with selected bachelor's degrees, and has a bachelor's degree in Yup'ik language and studies exclusive to KuC. This position works with the Learning Center coordinator who is charged with supporting development of writing skills of KuC students. KuC students generally qualify as English as a Second Language and Limited English Proficiency status. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Familiarity with analytical and holistic writing assessment.
Commitment to and demonstrated success with teaching writing as a process.
Ability to diversify instruction for underprepared, LEP and non-traditional students.
Familiarity with canonical and non-canonical, prose, poetic and non-fiction literary texts.
Skill in teaching academic reading.
Capable of using online learning environments/platforms (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.)
Ability to teach without reliable or sufficient real-time internet access.

Required Experience:

Two years successful teaching experience in English/Writing at college level (will consider more extensive high school experience).
Prefer candidates who are multilingual and have life/work experience in rural settings.

Required Education or Training:

A Master of Arts degree (M.A., M.A.T. or M.F.A) in English is required for this position.

To apply for this position, please provide the following with your applicant materials:

  • Professional resume
  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • Reference list containing the contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to present a ten-minute lesson for an introductory course. Please identify the course and the concept.

Salary: DOE

Job Duration: 9 months a year

Review of applications will begin Feb 15, 2019. To be considered for the position, please apply no later than February 14, 2019 by 5pm. This position is open until filled.

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 is a term-funded one year position. 


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 Campus is a tobacco free campus. For 

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



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