Term Research Assistant Professor

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Classification:Research Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science

Position Summary:

The Institute of Northern Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a research position starting fall 2021. The position requires a strong commitment to developing a strong research program and obtaining research funding, publishing in peer-reviewed publications, and performing service.


Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work with external constituencies – both private and public. Ability to conduct research and implement research programs. Secure competitive research grants and contracts to finance the development of ideas or projects and programs; grants and contracts of which are subject to rigorous peer review and approval. Collaborate with colleagues within CEM/INE and with other academic and research units at UAF. Over time, pursue large, programmatic funding opportunities in research growth areas such as energy and natural resources, rare earth elements, transportation and infrastructure, arctic research, unmanned aircraft, water, climate, and the environment among other areas. While research is the primary focus of this position, it's possible the college may require the position to teach undergraduate or graduate level courses within the college as needed. Therefore, the ability to effectively teach undergraduate or graduate level engineering courses within CEM is preferred.Essential

This is a nine-month position covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The length of the term (non-tenure track) appointment is one year, beginning in August 2021 and ending in May 2022, with the possibility of renewal.


Applicants should have record of education and excellence in one of the areas of growth for INE. These include: transportation and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, and climate and the environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills Experience working with private and public external constituencies. Ability to advocate for the university. Ability to acquire funding from external sources. General background in related field.


  • Minimum: Master's degree or higher in Engineering or closely related field.  At least one year's experience teaching engineering courses at the college level.
  • Preferred: Terminal degree (PhD preferred) in Engineering, or more broadly in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences. Applicants with a record of excellence in research and publication will be preferred.

*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.


Initial review of applicants will begin on April 7, 2021.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on April 6, 2021. This position is open until filled.

Please include the following with your application: Curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

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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