Term Assistant Professor of Welding

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  • Job Number:519907
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Sitka Campus Director
  • Location:Sitka
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

UAS Sitka Campus is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and collaborative professional to instruct and manage the Welding Program. We're looking for a skilled individual, who likes teaching and works well with students (adult and dual enrollment), faculty, support staff, and industry partners. This is a 9 month (full-time), term faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. Apply before July 11, 2022 to ensure consideration.


100Teach courses and lead cohorts of students from start to finish through our Occupational Endorsement in Entry-level Welding. Direct student learning and assess student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Additional duties include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development, fostering relationships within the Sitka welding community, and involvement on advisory, faculty governance and/or search committees.Essential

This is a 9 month (full-time), term faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.


Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students, professional experience in the welding field, and ability to work as a team player.
▪ Ability to teach vocation theory and skills to welding students.
▪ Practical and theoretical knowledge of commonly used welding skills.
▪ Skills equivalent to a certified welder in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, oxygen-acetylene including fabrication skills using various welding methods.
▪ Knowledge of / ability to efficiently use computer programs including PowerPoint, Word, email.
▪ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral formats.
▪ Familiarity with Alaskan employers who employ welders.
▪ Ability to create a productive academic environment for faculty, staff, and students.
▪ Industry field experience.
▪ Willingness to work at variable times/days.


-Journeyman status or equivalent in the welding field.
-Experience in metal fabrication including welding.
-Experience with rural Alaska and diverse cultures and learning skills.
-Experience and/or training as an instructor.


AAS in Welding or a combination of education and experience w/current relevant certifications. At least five years of experience in the welding, diesel or other industrial field with increasing levels of responsibilities.
Formal training leading to welding certificates or equivalent on-the-job training in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and oxy-acetylene welding/cutting. Ability to teach to American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

AWS Certified or willingness to pursue AWS certification.

Instructions to Apply:
Please attach the following to complete your application:
- Resume or Vita
- Cover letter
- Contact information for 3 professional references
- Philosophy of Teaching Statement

You may attach supplemental documents such as transcripts, certifications, professional portfolio, etc. as additional information to support your application.

To ensure consideration, submit your application no later than July 10th, 2022 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The first review of this posting will start on July 11th, 2022. This posting will be open until filled.

*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.

Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

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 Dr. Paul Kraft at 907-747-7704.


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