UAF CTC - Automotive, Diesel/Heavy Equipment or Welding Adjunct (Temporary Faculty)

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  • Job Number:520955
  • Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
  • Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit Variable
  • Work type:Adjunct Faculty
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Community and Technical College
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Facilities/Skilled Trades

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College is looking for part time adjunct instructors for our Automotive, Diesel/Heavy Equipment and/or Welding programs. No prior teaching experience is required, however, the ability to work with a diverse student population, be adaptable to varying needs of students, and follow schedules and procedures while exhibiting a professional attitude are a must. If you want to make a difference for students and our community, apply today!


100- The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with UAF Faculty Senate guidelines and the specific course catalog description. - Adjunct faculty are expected to participate annually in scheduled mandatory initial organization or orientation meetings and are required to complete UAF mandatory trainings within the specified period of time. - Duties include instructing, advising, and assessing/grading students in the identified subject matter in alignment with UAF policies and procedures and direction from faculty program coordinators. - Duties include developing a course outline, syllabus, teaching materials, and tests or other assessment methods consistent with UAF policies and procedures.Essential

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College offers over forty degree and certificate programs designed to educate and train Alaskans for Alaskan jobs. Staff and faculty have forged close ties with businesses and local agencies, enhancing instruction and increasing job placements.  Our education and training programs prepare graduates to work in occupations that keep our communities running and safe and are instrumental in making Alaska a better place to live, work, learn and recreate. UAF CTC adjuncts are essential to this effort.

Adjunct faculty / part-time instructors may develop course outlines, syllabi, teaching materials, and tests as needed, and will teach and advise students.  This is a hands-on learning environment with classes being held mostly during the evenings from 4-9 pm, and some Saturday classes also available. Flexible schedules are available as classes can meet during the daytime, evenings, and/or weekends.

The persons selected for these positions should have a minimum of 5 years experience in the repair/maintenance of automotive, heavy equipment, truck, welding or similar industry experience.  Strong multi-tasking abilities, good communication skills and good interpersonal skills are also preferred.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Ability requirements:

  • Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students.
  • Expertise relevant to the effective teaching of the specific subject areas encompassed within course being taught.

Additional requirements:

Automotive:  ASE Certified in Engine Repair, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning and Engine Performance.

Welding: Practical and theoretical knowledge of welding processes and techniques in stick, gas, MIG, TIG and/or fabrication.

UAF CTC employs a diverse population of approximately 35 full-time faculty and 200 adjunct faculty who are represented by two unions and a staff of about 35. Approximately 3000 students attend UAF CTC. They are culturally diverse and include many non-traditional students and students from the military community.  

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Interested applicants must apply online however, we also encourage you to network with the department head or coordinator of the program.

To complete your application, please attach:

  • a cover letter indicating the why you're interested in teaching at UAF CTC and the area(s) you feel qualified to teach,
  • a comprehensive resume,
  • the name, email and phone number of three professional references.


Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.

Union Representation:

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:


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.

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 Dianna James, UAF CTC HR Manager at 907-455-2863 or University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.



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