Term Assistant Professor, Law Enforcement - UAF Community & Technical College

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  • Job Number:519238
  • 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, Police/Fire

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking a Term Assistant Professor for our Law Enforcement program. The successful candidate will coordinate and teach in our CTC Law Enforcement program, including a 13-week police training institute each semester. This is a 3/4 time, (30 hours per week), term-funded faculty position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion. This position is term funded through June 30 and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


100Support UAF bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. Maintain regular office hours according to contractual guidelines. Contribute to the improvement of the program, college and university through committee participation. Perform university, professional and community service. Attend department and campus wide meetings. Teach nine to twelve credits or equivalent of the Law Enforcement program courses; including student advising. Coordinate the CTC Law Enforcement program. Coordinate and supervise the conduct of a 13-week police training institute. Responsible for the development, evaluation and updates of the Public Safety AAS curriculum in accordance with UAF academic process and accreditation standards. Prepare each semester’s course schedule; recruit, orient, and evaluate part time faculty; advise students seeking careers in Public Safety, coordinate with police departments and other law enforcement agencies on program needs, organize and meet regularly with a program advisory committee. Identify and contract with appropriate adjuncts and program assistants. Coordinate the ordering, acquisition and maintenance of program equipment. Develop and manage program budget. Report the CTC dean and Law Enforcement advisory commit and maintain good communication with local and state law enforcement agencies. Work in concert with the Alaska Police Standards Council to keep law enforcement training in compliance with police standards council requirements.Essential


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:
- Extensive knowledge of police training, procedures and standards, weapons and driving training, safety procedures and budget management.
- Ability to work cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and educational entities.
- Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of ethical responsibilities.
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of all ages, cultures, races, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate subject matter effectively, both orally and in writing.


- Fifteen or more years work experience in Alaska law enforcement field.
- Progressive and diversified experience with the criminal justice system in the areas of law enforcement and investigations.
- Demonstrated experience in teaching and training, curriculum or training program development.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Demonstrated ability to motivate and teach in ways appropriate to the diverse background, cultures and learning styles of community college students.
- Familiarity with and ability to use technology in the classroom.
- Demonstrated experience in supporting student success.


- Bachelor's degree or higher in law enforcement, police science, criminal justice or related field, or extensive experience in law enforcement.
-APSC police instructor certification and a minimum of three other APSC certifications.

PREFERRED: Master's degree in criminal justice or a related discipline. Successful graduate of Alaska law enforcement academy.

This position supports the UAF Community and Technical College's bipartite mission of performing teaching and community service.

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 an 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 35 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 35. Approximately 3300 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.

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.

Please attach the following to complete your application:

- Resume or Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy Statement
- 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 a 9 month (3/4 time), term faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. This is an open until filled recruitment with an application review taking place on June 6, 2022.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard time on June 5, 2022.

Background Check:

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

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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 or Dianna James, UAF CTC Human Resources Manager at 907-455-2863.


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