Term Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy

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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 Bristol Bay Campus
Location: Dillingham
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

UAF Bristol Bay Campus is hiring a Term Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy who is passionate about teaching and the clean energy transition, and about the role energy systems play in our changing climate.


20Service activities: Network with other entities involved in sustainable energy issues for the benefit of rural Alaskan communities. Provide technical assistance to stakeholders with their energy projects. Disseminate sustainable energy information via reports, articles, conference presentations, media interviews, and other means. Participate in writing grant proposals and reports.Essential
80Instructional activities: Teach classes by distance as well as face-to-face. Develop curriculum, including asynchronous course options. Work with colleagues in student services, financial aid and marketing to recruit and advise students in the sustainable energy program. Collaborate with campus director and other Environmental Studies faculty to help guide the activities of the Sustainable Energy program coordinator. Supervise undergraduate research projects and related conference presentations. Explore career pathways, identify workforce needs and coordinate with UAF, school districts, post-secondary schools, village councils, housing authorities, and other entities in planning and developing new courses and programs. Collaborate with secondary schools on dual credit opportunities.Essential

UAF Bristol Bay Campus is hiring a Term Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy.  This position will develop curriculum related to energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, then deliver course content online to students throughout the state and face-to-face in remote villages.  This position will also recruit and advise students, network with other entities, assist rural communities with their energy issues, and participate in writing grant proposals and reports. Location: Alaska. Office space available in Dillingham.

This term-funded bipartite position will carry a workload in compliance with the United Academics collective bargaining agreement. 


Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal communication abilities.
Strong desire to teach, through both distance-delivery and in-person classes.
Ability to advocate for the university.
Familiarity with grant writing and reporting, and willingness to both develop funding proposals from external sources and to assist grant development specialists develop program-specific content for large proposals.
Experience with postsecondary student teaching and advising.
Experience with diverse groups of people.

Special Skills/Knowledge Needed:
Must be able to travel to rural villages in small planes.


Minimum three years working in the education and/or sustainable energy fields.

Demonstrated practical knowledge of sustainable energy including energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, feasibility studies, review of sustainable energy technical specifications, implementation of sustainable energy projects, regulatory requirements, best practices for sustainable buildings, building techniques. Demonstrated understanding of energy systems and the science, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation strategies related to climate change. Experience living and teaching in rural Alaska (preferred), and understanding of the cultural diversity in Alaska. Experience with project management. Experience working with community groups and government agencies. Experience with conservation programs (preferred).


Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in education, science, engineering, or related field. A successful candidate with a bachelor’s degree would have the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree while working.

Minimum three years working in the education and/or sustainable energy fields.

Prefer Masters Degree in education, science, engineering or related field with 3+ years experience teaching sustainable energy.

Position Details:

9-months, Term Funded, Full-Time

Salary: DOE

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

To apply for this position, the following are required as part of a complete application:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • The names and contact information for three professional references.

  • Teaching philosophy

  • Transcripts (official transcripts will be requested upon conditional job offer)

The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022. Please apply no later than January 2, 2022, for full consideration.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is 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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
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