Director of Alaska College of Education

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Classification:Director (Academic-Faculty)
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Alaska College of Education
Location: Juneau
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional, Executive/Director/Management, Other

Position Summary:

The Alaska College of Education at the University of Southeast (UAS) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Director. The Director will provide leadership, promote student success, faculty excellence, diversity, and inclusion. This position could become a Dean position with enrollment increases over time.


100%The Director is the educational leader of the AKCoE overseeing academic and administrative functions and is responsible for the following: Advancing the mission and vision of the UA system, UAS, and the AKCoE in a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives; Serving as the UAS Dean of Graduate Studies; Embracing a demonstrated commitment to shared governance; Working effectively with faculty, staff, students, Native organizations, Tribes, and other community partners to promote excellence in teaching, research, and service with a focus on Alaska's unique needs and opportunities; Supporting the faculty’s foundational commitment to equity and diversity and our commitment to examining the decolonization of the educational process by incorporating indigenious intellectual authorities; Providing leadership, management, and advocacy for strategic and budgetary planning; Contributing to faculty and staff recruitment, professional development, evaluation, and employee relations; Serving as an innovative and dynamic advocate for the AKCoE and its programs; Assisting faculty and staff in the facilitation of the continued development and implementation of a shared framework; Assisting faculty with maintaining the educational effectiveness of the AKCoE’s academic programs through knowledge of the data, including data analysis and interpretation; Upholding standards of rigor and academic excellence, and overseeing and facilitating external accreditation process, such as CAEP; Promoting interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, inter-college, and internal collaboration, cooperation, and research across the UA system, and with external partners.Essential

This is a 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Located on the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska. 


Earned promotion and tenure to at least the Associate Professor level;
Experience with Indigenous populations of students;
Experience in Alaskan PK-12 schools;
Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues;
Familiarity with delivery of distance education;
Familiarity in working with non-traditional students;
Experience writing or administering grants or other external funding;
Effective and Committed work with families, schools, non-profit, Native organizations, Tribes, communities, as well as state and federal agencies; Experience in collaborative leadership, including conflict resolution. Experience in supporting professional development for faculty and staff.


Earned doctorate with degrees appropriate to serving as Director of the AKCoE;
Experience as teacher and administrator/leader with highly diverse populations of students in PK-12 settings;
Experience as full-time faculty in an institution of higher education;
Experience with higher education accreditation systems, such as CAEP; Experience with budget management.


Review of applicants will begin on April 15, 2021.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on April 14, 2021. Applications received after this time may not be reviewed.  This position is open until filled.

*Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.*

Please include the following with your application:

Letter of Interest
Leadership Philosophy
Unofficial Transcripts
2 letters of recommendation

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:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the

probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

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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