Term Instructor of Physics

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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, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for a 90% contract, one year, term funded faculty position at the rank of Term Instructor responsible for teaching lower division Physics and/or Astronomy laboratory courses.


100%This position will conduct instructional activity and service as part of a bipartite workload. Teach lower division laboratory courses in Physics and/or Astronomy. Coordination responsibilities include organizing course and lab maintenance.Essential

The Department of Physics and Astronomy within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), is accepting applications for a one year, 90% Term Instructor position. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching lower division laboratory courses in Physics and/or Astronomy. A strong interest in and aptitude for teaching undergraduates in introductory physics and astronomy and associated laboratories is vital. The start date for this position is August 8, 2021, with the potential for renewal thereafter. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Candidates must have documented, successful experience teaching Physics and Astronomy labs at the college level, experience teaching at a U.S. Institution, willingness to work with students and sensitivity to diverse student population. 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 21st, 2021.

Review of applications will begin March 22, 2021.

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Contact Information for three professional references
  • Unofficial Transcripts documenting degree requirement (Official Transcripts will be required of the successful candidate)

For further information regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Travis Rector, tarector@alaska.edu.


MS in Physics and/or Astronomy (or related field). A Ph.D. is preferred, but not required for this term position.

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 discretion.

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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