Adjunct Instructor in Health Sciences

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Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit Variable
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

UAA Division of Health Sciences and Applied Health Research is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Health Sciences. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Health Sciences offers a broad-based selection of courses and programs for students who wish to pursue a career or who need to increase their knowledge in this area of study.


100The incumbent will facilitate one classroom session per week (the "recitation" class).  During that class period Adjunct faculty will administer and grade short answer quizzes (using prepared questions), facilitate student discussions (using prepared materials), lead student activities (using prepared materials) and answer student questions.   Adjunct faculty will also be expected to attend lecture sessions, assist taking attendance, answer student questions, and proctor exams; grade student work using rubrics; grade short answer exam questions, using a prepared answer key; work collaboratively with the instructor and other Adjuncts to prepare materials; and work closely with faculty member to support student success and smooth course operations.Essential

About the College of Health:
The College of Health (COH) is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession.

Position Information:
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. This is an adjunct labor pool and applicants are hired based on departmental need. 

Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic qualifications, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students.

Demonstrated subject expertise and experience relevant to teaching the specific course content is preferred.

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

Required Experience:
No experience required. 

Public health, health education, or teaching assistant experience preferred. 

Typical Education or Training:
Bachelors degree required. 

Applicant Procedure:
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter that notes the department you are applying for AND the relevance of your education and experience to this adjunct position.
  • Comprehensive CV
  • Contact information for 3 professional references.

Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Official transcripts will be required if an offer of employment is made.

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

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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.

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.

Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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