Assistant Professor of English

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  • Job Number:519586
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
  • Location:Bethel
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Kuskokwim Campus within the College of Rural and Community Development is recruiting for a bipartite Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English.


20Service: Other professional duties included: serving on department, college and university committees; and providing professional and public service to the department, college, university and community.Essential
80Teach English courses to a diverse population of degree and non-degree seeking students in western Alaska and other rural locations to include both on campus delivery and via distance delivery technologies. Teach additional lower division courses in communication or humanities as needed to support the delivery of university certificates and degrees. Other duties include academic advising of distance and on campus students, curriculum development/improvement, course revision, community service and participation in faculty governance. Collaborate with the Kuskokwim Campus Writing Center coordinator and developmental studies faculty. Monitor and provide help in the use of learned professional development skills and strategies in the classroom. Design and/or coordinate assessment of related faculty development activities in ESL, LEP, writing, study skills, technology-assisted distance delivery and other areas as practiced across the curriculum to all students, including "Underprepared Learners." Design and/or manage implementation of student-perspective methodology assessment, of self-directed faculty assessment, of student-directed activity and class assessment, and of Underprepared Learners project assessment.Essential

This position is part of the core academic team that supports the University of Alaska, College of Rural Community Development, Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) bipartite mission of performing teaching, and public service. KuC is a two-year, associate degree conferring campus with selected bachelor's degrees, and has a bachelor's degree in Yup'ik language and studies exclusive to KuC. As chair of the KuC English department, this position will help oversee the academic duties of the Learning Center coordinator who is charged with supporting development of writing skills of KuC students. KuC students generally qualify as English as a Second Language and Limited English Proficiency status.  

Position Details:

**Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.**

This position is located in Bethel, Alaska. 

This position is a 9-month, full-time appointment, complete with a competitive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Successful two years teaching experience with the writing process at the college level. Demonstrated experience teaching under-prepared learners, preferably with ESL and LEP students in Rural Alaska.
Experience in student assessment and curriculum development.
Demonstrated human relations/team skills.
Demonstrated project management experience.


Two year's teaching experience at college level.


A minimum of a Master’s Degree or Masters of Arts in English, Creative Writing, English as a Second Language; PhD preferred


The following documents are required as part of a complete application for the position:

  • CV

  • Cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy

  • Unofficial transcript

  • A diversity statement: A diversity statement is a one-page document explaining your experiences and commitments to diversity....Three areas that might be included in a diversity statement are 1) your values related to diversity, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, and 3) your future plans related to inclusivity.

  • The names and contact information for three professional references, including previous supervisors. 

For full consideration, please apply no later than May 24, 2022, by 11:55 pm. Applications received after this time may not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions about the position or the required documents please contact Lisa Yancey at or (907) 474-5459.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by 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:

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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