Upward Bound - Temporary Faculty Non-Credit

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Non-Credit
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Non Credit
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Provost Office Operations
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Be an Upward Bound Instructor and use your summer helping youth achieve a new level of success! The Upward Bound Program (UB) falls under the Division of General Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the graduation rate of program participants. 50 UB selected students mostly from 10 target high schools participate in a six-week summer program held on the UAF Campus. Through this special program the participants have an opportunity to experience a full-time on-campus life style located in an urban setting while also gaining the tools helpful in successfully starting their postsecondary education Due to the concerns related to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the summer program will take place in a modified capacity in the target communities and will combine local activities with a distance learning experience.


Students will meet for in person learning activities three days a week.  During days when they don’t meet, there students will work on individual community engagement projects and personalized learning goals to stimulate interest in career opportunities that require 2 or 4 year post-secondary degrees.

The primary responsibility of this position is to effectively teach and motivate Upward Bound students to acquire the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary education. As the primary teacher in the community, they will also be responsible for maintaining classroom learning environment that incorporates safe access to equipment associated with the T3 Alliance STEAM Makerspace and facilitating local experiences that generate interest in post secondary education.

Each instructor will develop a course syllabus and well-organized daily lesson plans to facilitate delivery of six-weeks instruction.

Routine responsibilities include taking daily attendance; documenting academic progress of students and assigning students with course grades; daily classroom management, planning, scheduling and supervising field trips and other class-related activities; and communicating with other staff members to facilitate delivery of educational services.

Incidental responsibilities include attending regularly scheduled instructor/staff meetings; overseeing the delivery and inventory of technology equipment, providing snacks to students, organizing an end of summer banquet; participating in the evaluation of the summer program; and completing required personnel paperwork.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

-enthusiasm for teaching high school age students
-ability to manage and instruct classes of 10 to 18 students
-ability to understand and utilize diverse instructional strategies
-ability to assess and adapt instructional approach to various student learning styles
-ability to prepare and deliver instruction in a variety of settings
-demonstrated knowledge, expertise and experience in teaching the subject matter
-familiarity with youth from rural Alaskan communities, particularly in secondary school settings, would be helpful
-awareness and understanding of multi-cultural communication
-willingness for involvement in program-wide activities is required


Classroom teaching experience in content/subject area is required. Successful candidate will have at least one year of experience in either a public or private school setting or have post-secondary education instruction experience at the adjunct faculty (or higher) level with at least one year of teaching experience, or as a graduate teaching assistant (with minimum of two semesters of successful experience).


-Bachelor of Science or Bachelor's of Arts degree or higher. Candidates with either initial, professional or master teacher certifications preferred, but not required.
-First Aid and CPR training are required as a condition of employment with Upward Bound summer program. This training will be provided for all Upward Bound summer program staff, the fees of which are covered by the program.


A complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references (preferably email and phone contact).  For specific questions related to this listing, please contact Adam Low, Upward Bound Program, alow@alaska.edu, (907) 474-5661.

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


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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.

Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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