UAF Community & Technical College - Term Assistant Professor, Allied Health / Medical Scribe

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

UAF Community & Technical College is recruiting for an innovative, energetic, Term Assistant Professor of Allied Health / Medical Scribe. The successful candidate will be preparing students for performing real-time clinical documentation and workflow efficiency to licensed clinicians in the healthcare system. The successful candidate will have a passion for helping prepare Alaskans for Alaska's healthcare jobs. This position is term funded through June 30 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion. This position is currently funded by the Alaska Technical Vocational Employment Program and is subject to continued funding.


100- Assist with launching, implementing and marketing the new Medical Scribe occupational endorsement and Certificate degree. - Teaching courses for the Allied Health program, including, but not limited to any/all of the following: Medical Terminology, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Medical Scribe, Medical Office Technology, Admin. Procedures for the Healthcare Worker, Medical Coding, Pharmacology and Medical Scribe Practicum. - Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. - Additional duties include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, development of web-based courses for distance delivery, academic advising, program development, community service, fostering relationships within the Fairbanks medical community, and involvement on advisory, faculty governance and/or search committees.Essential

This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission requiring both teaching and service, including classroom and skills instruction, as well as working with other faculty to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum. Occasional travel may be required to rural Alaskan communities. The faculty member will also participate in university and community service activities, advise students, and hold regular office hours.  Some classes are taught in the evenings and on weekends.  

UAF CTC offers 40 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational endorsements at 9 locations throughout Fairbanks and the Tanana Valley of Interior Alaska. UAF CTC is responsive to local and regional vocational and technical training needs, and focuses on workforce development to meet the needs of the region and the state. UAF CTC's programs also provide students with the academic framework to help them achieve their higher education goals, whether it is to complete and associate of arts degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program.

In addition, UAF CTC provides career training and development opportunities through workforce development and professional development programs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.

UAF CTC employs a diverse population of approximately 30 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 30. Approximately 3000 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.  


Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students and ability to work as a team player.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are REQUIRED:
- A minimum of three years work in a healthcare setting.
- Expertise and experience relevant to the specific content area.
- Documented evidence of ongoing professional development in a related allied health field is required.
- A commitment to, and ability to work effectively within the scope of the CTC Allied Health mission and to work with a diverse student population and staff.
- Strong knowledge base of medical terminology.
- Experience with electronic health records.
- Superior keyboarding abilities.
- Experience working with medical scribes.
- Strong communication skills: oral, written, interpersonal.
- Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.

Although not required for this position, the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are also preferred:

  • AAS or Bachelor's degree in related field. 
  • Minimum of one year teaching experience in post-secondary and/or vocational/technical education.
  • Instruction in educational theory and techniques.
  • Clinical teaching experience.  
  • Minimum 5 years administrative and clinical experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting preferred. 
  • Experience working in the community through partnerships and/or on advisory boards. 
  • Experience working with diverse student populations or in multi-cultural settings. 
  • Experience with instruction involving distance delivery and technologies. 


- Evidence of successful teaching in an allied healthcare discipline or in a clinical setting with a commitment to student-centered learning and student engagement is preferred.
- At least 1 year working in long-term care facilities is preferred.
- Experience working with diverse populations is preferred.


- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with a Certificate degree or Registered Nurse (RN) license, or - Allied Health professional with a minimum of an AAS degree and 3 years healthcare experience.

Please attach the following to complete your application:

  • Resume or Vita
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
  • 3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, address and contact phone number  

You may attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application as well.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a portfolio of work documenting their teaching and/or industry experience. 

This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on November 29, 2020.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position:

This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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