Term Instructor of Geology

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Classification:Term Instructor
Grade:UNAC Grade 40
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Geological Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), invites applications for a full-time, two year, term funded faculty position at the rank of Term Instructor responsible laboratory coordination, and lecture and laboratory instruction in Geology. **This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


100This position will conduct instructional activity and service as part of a bipartite workload. Candidate will teach lower division geology courses, to include lecture and labs. This is a full-time Term Instructor position with a 2 year term contract with the College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Geological Sciences.Essential

Internal Posting:

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


Candidates must have documented, successful experience teaching lecture-based introductory geology courses at the college level, specifically Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, and Historical Geology (or their respective equivalents) and associated laboratory courses. Candidates should show evidence of laboratory coordination experience relevant to the position as well as supervisory experience for managing student teaching assistants or lab assistants. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to work with students and sensitivity to diverse student populations. Collegiality is a must.


Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of Term Instructor.

College level teaching experience required.

Review Date:

To ensure your application is considered, please apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time, March 7, 2021.

Review of applications will begin March 8, 2021.

Please be prepared to upload the following required documents as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae which includes contact information for three professional references
  • Teaching Philosophy

**This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


MS in Geology or related field

UNAC Term-Funded Faculty (F9)

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 discrection.

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 University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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