Biology/Environmental Science Assistant Professor

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Prince William Sound College
Location: Valdez
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

Prince William Sound College invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology/Environmental Science who will instruct 100 and 200-level courses in biology, environmental science, field natural history, and other courses relevant and appropriate to the successful candidate's educational background and teaching qualifications. This faculty member will provide occasional academic advising for students seeking a general Associate of Arts degree and maintain posted office hours.

Duties:

20SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTION: Complete service assignment that ranges in focus but is relevant to the candidate’s expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. Examples of service assignments may include curriculum and program development, oversight of grants or special projects, or placement on a community board or council to represent the college. It may also include assignments to review course and degree proposals and to evaluate adjunct faculty applications and assignments.Essential
80Ability to instruct 100 and 200 level courses in biology, environmental science, field natural history, and other courses that support the Associate of Arts degree, and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Outdoor Leadership Ability to effectively teach in traditional, online, and blended formats Ability to provide academic advising for Associates of Arts degree seeking students. Strong interpersonal communication skills Ability to work outside in inclement weather, including wet and cold conditions Capable of backcountry travel and providing support and risk management for classes Commitment to taking on the diverse tasks associated with being a productive member of a small faculty, such as committee memberships and community serviceEssential

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology/Environmental Science will instruct 100 and 200-level courses in biology, environmental science, field natural history, and other courses relevant and appropriate to the successful candidate's educational background and teaching qualifications. This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position. The appointment has a bipartite contract consisting of a 4+1 parts of instruction and institutional service. Typical instructional workload is 24 credits per academic year, with an additional service assignment that ranges in scope and focus but is relevant to the candidate's expertise, professional interests, individual strengths, and the particular needs of the college. This faculty member will provide occasional academic advising for students seeking a general Associate of Arts degree and maintain posted office hours.

PWSC serves an expansive geographic region in Alaska and beyond. The ability to develop and instruct quality face-to-face and distance courses through a variety of delivery methods, including synchronous and asynchronous means, is expected.

Ongoing curriculum review and assessment in the areas of Biology and Environmental Science and closely related disciplines will possibly be performed by this faculty member. Will possibly serve as advisor to one or more student honor societies. Occasional service on college and community committees, work groups, hiring committees, is expected, as well as regular attendance of faculty meetings, convocation/in-services, and commencement ceremonies.

Minimum of a Master's degree or higher in biological science is required. This eligibility requirement may also be met with a related master's degree with at least 18 graduate credits in biology. A Doctorate degree in a biological science, biological education, science education, environmental science, or related field is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Ability to instruct 100 and 200 level courses in biology, environmental science, field natural history, and other courses that support the Associate of Arts degree and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Outdoor Leadership.

Ability to effectively teach in traditional, online, and blended formats.

Ability to provide academic advising for Associates of Arts degree-seeking students.

Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to work outside in inclement weather, including wet and cold conditions.

Capable of backcountry travel and providing support and risk management for classes.

Commitment to taking on the diverse tasks associated with being a productive member of a small faculty, such as committee memberships and community service.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 2 years of full-time, or 5 years part-time or adjunct experience teaching biology and/or environmental science or related disciplines.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Master's Degree or higher in biological science is required. This eligibility requirement may also be met with a related master's degree with at least 18 graduate credits in biology. Ph.D. preferred. Qualifying earned degrees from the U.S. must be conferred by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application; successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Minimum 2 years of full-time, or 5 years part-time or adjunct experience teaching biology and/or environmental science or related disciplines

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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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