Adjunct Instructor for Natural and Physical Sciences

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  • Job Number:522351
  • Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
  • Grade:Adjunct Faculty Grade 09
  • Work type:Adjunct Faculty, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
  • Location:Palmer
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Natural and Physical Sciences is seeking applicants for an adjunct instructor to teach Environmental Science and the corresponding Environmental Science Lab for the Spring 2023 semester (ENVI A211 and ENVI A211L, 4 credits total). Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. Applicants will be evaluated on the suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students in a manner consistent with the specific course content guides in the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences. Exceptions may be made for individuals whose experience and accomplishments compensate for the lack of the required education. Such exceptions are reviewed and approved by the CAS Dean or Associate Dean for Social Sciences.

Duties:

100Adjunct faculty members are responsible for preparing and delivering one or more courses in a manner consistent with Course Content Guides. Course content must be appropriate for student learning outcomes and class delivery mode (i.e., face-to-face, online, blended). Adjunct faculty are expected to prepare and submit a syllabus including university policy statements, hold classes and office hours consistent with required contact hours, evaluate student learning, provide feedback and respond to student questions in a timely manner, track and submit student success data, submit final grades prior to registrar’s deadlines, and collect student artifacts for assessment. All adjunct faculty will be evaluated for teaching effectiveness.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Applicants will be evaluated on the suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students in a manner consistent with the specific Course Content Guides in the Department of Natural and Physical Sciences.
Typical Experience:
Applicants must have expertise and experience relevant to teaching the specific course content. Experience teaching college-level courses in Environmental Science or closely related field is preferred.
Required Education or Training:

The successful candidate will have at least a master’s degree in Environmental Science or closely related field. Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

   
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year. 

Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

 

"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 environmental science. 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!

 

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

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


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.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Jenette Vlasoff, OAA HR Coordinator, at jlvlasoff@alaska.edu or  (907) 745-9775

 

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