The Center for Human Development is seeking applications for part-time Adjunct Faculty.
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, which form an Association of UCEDD's (AUCD.org). Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.
The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:
- Interdisciplinary education
- Community training and technical assistance
- Information dissemination
These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. CHD’s projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues.
The UAA Center for Human Development is funded primarily through a variety of federal, state, and private grants and contracts.
This position is CHD’s pool for part-time Adjunct Faculty. Adjunct positions are externally funded. Duration of the assignment is dependent on the duration of the project(s). Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of a contract. Adjunct faculty positions will teach non-credit courses or continuing education course(s). Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching/training experience, and potential for providing high quality service to our student population. Candidates should have an expertise and comprehensive knowledge base of the training topic as well as demonstrated proficiency in providing training to adult participants. Duties may include:
- Create new and review/update existing curriculum;
- Provide training to attendees of classes, workshops or seminars;
- Provide assistance in developing materials and web content as needed for program development.
This adjunct faculty position will support participant trainee activities. This faculty position will be responsible to provide input into the curriculum and to teach or facilitate weekly seminars. The adjunct faculty will be expected to attend LEND faculty meetings. Knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities, good communication skills, and personal experience related to Alaska Native culture.
Knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities, good communication skills, and personal experience related to Alaska Native culture.
Typical Education or Training:
Some college. Five years of professional experience in the field of disabilities and in Alaska Native Tribal systems.
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:
- Cover letter
- Contact information of three professional references
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