Adjunct Faculty - Department of Art

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Grade 01
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Arts/Museum, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University Alaska Anchorage is seeking applicants who are interested in teaching credit courses as Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Art.


100The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more courses in a manner consistent with the course content guide. Course descriptions can be found online in the UAA Catalog at Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught and be available for contact with students.Essential

Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. 


This is an adjunct labor pool for temporary, part-time, non-benefited positions to teach credit courses. Adjunct positions are on a semester appointment basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of an appointment nor does having worked one semester guarantee an offer of employment in the following semester.  Applicants are hired based on the departments' needs for that semester. Salary is based on the number of previous semesters teaching experience within the University of Alaska.


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 Art.


Applicants must have experience relevant to teaching the specific course content. 


A faculty member who is the instructor of record in a credit-bearing course at the undergraduate level should hold a terminal master's degree (MFA), unless an exception has been approved by the Dean of CAS. Exceptions may be made in other circumstances when prospective faculty have special professional credentials and experience. An example of a candidate with special professional credentials might be an accomplished artist.

Faculty teaching upper-division courses or graduate courses should hold a terminal degree in the appropriate discipline.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.


Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents as part of their application:

  • Cover letter that notes the relevance of your education and experience to this adjunct position, and the course(s) or areas of expertise you feel you are qualified to teach
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references

The following items are required. Please email to Sabrina Haverfield at

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • 5 Digital Samples of your work

Background Check:

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

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.

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.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at 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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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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