Term Assistant Professor of Allied Health

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The UAF Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel is recruiting for a Term Assistant Professor of Allied Health!


20Service: Work closely with the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) and the Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to help KuC respond locally to the multifaceted healthcare workforce demands, to provide coursework and training for clinical and non-clinical health care jobs. Partner with the UAF Community and Technical College (CTC) Allied Health department and the UAA Allied Health programs for student advising for degree-specific courses offered by distance delivery by CTC and UAA; and, coordinate clinical site placement for practicum coursework, for certificate and AAS degree completion. Inform the community and potential students about health careers and education pathways by coordinating health career fairs for recruitment and advising, job shadowing opportunities, and guest speaking at local schools.Essential
80Instruction: Teach foundation courses including, but not limited to: Medical Terminology, Professional Skills in the Workplace, Introduction to Health Careers, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, and, Medical Law and Ethics. Additional duties include course revision, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development.Essential


The Allied Health Division of the University of Alaska's College of Rural and Community Development, Kuskokwim Campus seeks an innovative, energetic individual who can work with other professionals in a collaborative teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide didactic and clinical education to Allied Health students.

This position will work with the health corporation, schools, and the vocational-technical center in all aspects of a program operation to assure program quality and student success. 

This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service which may include offerings in rural communities and participating in University and community service activities.

Salary: DOE


Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students and ability to work as a team player.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities are REQUIRED:
A minimum of two-years working in a healthcare setting.
Minimum of one-year teaching experience in post-secondary, vocational/technical
education and/or in a hospital/clinical setting with commitment to student-centered learning and student engagement.
Strong communication skills: oral, written, interpersonal.
Evidence of ongoing professional development in a related allied health care position – on resume or CV.

Although not required for this position, the following additional knowledge, skills and abilities are also preferred:
Experience working in the community through partnerships and/or on advisory boards.
Experience working with diverse student populations or in multi-cultural settings.
Experience with instruction involving distance delivery and technologies (either as a student or teacher).


Evidence of successful teaching in an allied healthcare discipline or in a clinical setting with a commitment to student-centered learning and student engagement.
Experience working with diverse populations is preferred.


Allied Health professional with a minimum of an AAS degree and 2 years of healthcare experience.
AAS Registered Nurse (RN) license and 2 years healthcare experience.

Preferred Education or Training:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in relevant Allied Health profession or Nursing.

To be considered for the position please provide the following with your application:

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position, including why you want to teach
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts – acceptable for application purposes (official copies required for hire).
  • List 3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, address and contact phone number
  • You may attach supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on October 17, 2021. Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

If you have specific questions about the position please contact Lisa Yancey (907) 474-5459. If you need assistance applying to the job please contact UAF, Human Resources at (907) 474-7700.

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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