Term Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Exercise Science

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  • Job Number:519453
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment.


100Teach undergraduate courses in an innovative community-engaged Bachelor of Science. Kinesiology program. Maintain internship and practicum (pre-internship field experience) planning and preparation. Participate in professional, university, and community service. Mentor undergraduate students. Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Plan and implement service-learning programs, by facilitating new partnerships with community agencies, creating and leading student placements, engaging in direct field supervision of students, and evaluating educational programs. Additional duties include course development and revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee participation.Essential

Summary of UAA Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation:
The Department of Health Physical Education and Recreation is the home of the UAA Human Performance Lab that offers students opportunities for practice, service learning, and civic engagement in the disciplines of exercise science, health promotion, wellness, recreation, fitness and rehabilitation. The UMED district of Anchorage, Alaska is adjacent to the university, and can provide unique opportunities for practice, student placement, program development, and interorganizational collaboration.

Position Summary:
The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current Kinesiology students, didactic, experiential, and community-engaged education to students.


  • Didactic and/or experiential teaching experience.
  • Commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement, and teaching excellence.
  • Experience leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Experience in student advising, evaluation and student learning outcomes assessment.
  • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.

Typical Experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching effectively at a college-level

Preferred Experience:
  • Continuous professional development in related Health Physical Education & Recreation field.
  • Professional or educational experience in Kinesiology, Fitness Coaching or Wellness.
  • Instruction in educational theory and techniques.
  • Experience working in the community through partnerships and/or on advisory boards.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations or in multi-cultural settings.
  • Experience working as a Physical Education teacher, coach, or personal trainer. 

Required Education/Training:
Master’s degree in related field.


Salary will be based upon level of applicable academic preparation and experience.

Assignment Information:
Term-Funded, Full-Time, Term Assistant Professor rank, Bipartite, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/) 
Special Conditions of Employment:
  • 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.
  • Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents.  Must be provided at the start of employment.
  • This position will be working at the Anchorage campus.
Application Procedures:
Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position.
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • One-page statement explaining your experience and commitment to inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations
  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application
Review Date: 
A review of applications will begin on May 23, 2022 and continue until this recruitment is closed. 

Term Position:

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

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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