Adjunct Instructor UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjuct Faculty Credit 3
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Journalism and Public Communications is seeking applicants for its adjunct instructor pool. Our students' stories and Alaska's news starts here. Students learn by doing at the UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications. They learn and practice the skills of multimedia journalism and strategic communications — skills that are required in almost every field — media, government, business, health and science. Our students get jobs and make meaningful change at the local, state and national level. Applicants for this adjunct pool must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment.

Duties:

100The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content guide. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.Essential

This is a pooled position and applicants will be reviewed on an as needed basis. Acceptance into the pool does not constitute an offer of employment, 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 according to the needs of that semester's schedule. Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

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 Journalism and Public Communications.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Applicants must have expertise and experience relevant to teaching the specific course content. Experience teaching college-level courses in Journalism and Public Communications or closely related field is preferred.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

The successful candidate will have at least a Masters degree in Journalism and Public Communications or closely related field. Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

A Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communications or closely related field is preferred.

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.

UNAD-Adjunct:

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

Union Representation:

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

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

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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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