UAF Community & Technical College - Tenure Track Professor, Early Childhood Education

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  • Job Number:519318
  • Classification: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

Position Summary:

UAF's Community and Technical College is seeking an innovative, energetic individual to join our Early Childhood Education program. If you have a passion for Early Childhood Education, hold a least a Master's degree in child development and family studies or other appropriate fields, and have a desire to teach and train others, then this position might be for you! This is a 9 month (full time), Tenure-Track faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard time on April 24, 2022.


100• Teach a variety of Early Childhood Education classes, both face to face and by a variety of distance mediums. May teach courses on the topics of the Early Care and Education Profession such as Child Development - zero through age eight, the Family, Curriculum, Child Guidance, Special Needs, or other lower division Early Childhood courses. • Workload duties may include program coordination and community partners liaison. • Contribute to the improvement of the program, college and university through committee participation, to include departmental, college, and university committee assignments. • Work in close association with private sector businesses to maintain opportunities for student practicum experiences, and pathways for employment. • Develop curriculum and develop distance education classes for Early Childhood Education. • Write and update course syllabi, assist with curriculum review, revision and development. • Support national accreditation and be committed to the on-going efforts to maintain the standards, keep the data and write the annual reports. Analyzes the data to improve the program. • Advise students and hold appropriate office hours. • Participate in department, college, university and public service. • This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service which may include offerings in rural communities and participating in University and community service activities.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:
-Demonstrated leadership and advocacy in the Early Care and Education profession.
-Demonstrated understanding of state and federal regulations regarding early care and education programs, including Headstart.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate well: interpersonal, written and oral.
-Demonstrated ability to work with people of all ages, cultures, races, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
-Active membership and involvement with national ECE professional organizations.
-Computer skills with MS applications, including PowerPoint.


- At least 3 years of successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level
- Minimum of 5 years working in a variety of early care and education settings serving children ages 0-8 and their families, including some that were accredited or met other high quality standards.


Master's degree in child development and family studies or other appropriate field of study for children from conception through age 8 and their families; theoretical grounding in constructivism and other contemporary learning theories with complimentary field components.

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

-Doctorate in Child Development or other appropriate field of study or other additional credentials from recognized national ECE trainers such as: West Ed, Zero to Three, NSACCA, NAEYC, NAFCC or CDA.
-Successful grant writing and administration experience.
-Management of early childcare and education programs.

-Strong collaboration and teamwork skills.
-Experience with student learning outcomes and national standards for ECE accredited AAS programs.
-Philosophy that is compatible with relationship-based, strength-based approach to instruction and application of constructivist curriculum with adult learners.  

This is a tenure track position and may serve as the coordinator for the UAF CTC Early Childhood Education program.

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 35 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 35. Approximately 3000 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:

  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Resume or Vita
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
  • 3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, email address and contact phone number with at least one reference being a current or past supervisor.

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

This is a 9 month (full-time), Tenure Track faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. This is an open until filled recruitment with the initial application review taking place on April 25, 2022.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard time on April 24, 2022.

Background Check:

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


This position is represented by the United Academics - AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

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:

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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