Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Fine Arts. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!
“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.
Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Fine Arts. The College is seeking adjunct instructors for the following courses (see complete course descriptions in the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) course catalog).
A105 Beginning Drawing
A205 Intermediate Drawing
A211 Beginning Sculpture
A252 Beginning Graphic Design and Illustration
A257 Digital Art and Design I
A270 Beginning Alaska Native Art
A272 Beginning Fiber Structures
Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool for the academic year of 2021-2023 from which instructors will be hired. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of an appointment, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester; hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis (including summer sessions), according to the needs of that semester's schedule.
Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.
Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!
*Applicants should reside in the State of Alaska as all courses will be offered face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction.
*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.
Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.
College-level teaching experience is preferred. Experience teaching online preferred but not required.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in Fine Arts or Studio Art as appropriate to the course being taught is required. Several years of advanced studio work and/or expertise, ability, and talent validated through publications or through wide critical and public acclaim may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.
This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.
This position is represented by United Academic – Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.