Adjunct Instructor for Natural Sciences

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  • Job Number:518728
  • Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
  • Grade:Adjunct Faculty Grade 09
  • Work type:Adjunct Faculty
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
  • Location:Palmer
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of part-time adjunct instructors in Natural Sciences. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction. Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

Duties:

Prepare and deliver syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide; Prepare and deliver instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line; Evaluate student learning; Provide timely feedback to students on their learning; Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner; Submit final grades on-time.Essential

The position is for a 1-credit GEOL 111L, Physical Geology Laboratory course offered face-to-face once a week on campus for the Fall 2022 Semester with the potential for continued teaching in the future.  The course catalog for students includes: “Laboratory skills in physical geology. The identification and classification of minerals and rocks. The use and interpretation of maps and remote sensing techniques, and application of lab skills to interpret evidence of geologic processes. Includes a field trip led by the instructor.”

"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.

Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Natural Sciences.  Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool for the 2022-2023 academic year from which instructors will be hired. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of an appointment, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester; hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis (including summer sessions), according to the needs of that semester's schedule.

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than fifty adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

*Applicants should reside in the State of Alaska as all courses will be offered face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.

Required Experience

College-level teaching experience preferred.

Typical Education or Training

Masters Degree or higher in a natural sciences discipline (Geology, Environmental Science, etc.) required.

 

UNAD-Adjunct

This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.

Union Representation

This position is represented by United Academic – Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO     

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

At-Will

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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