Assistant Professor of Secondary Education

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  • Job Number:521573
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:School of Education
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Secondary Education to complement existing expertise and contribute to our program. This position will begin with the 2023- 2024 academic year. Our Secondary Education Program prepares candidates for initial licensure through a graduate certificate program and a Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Both programs are offered online via distance delivery. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated potential for creative teaching in a virtual environment as well as for virtual and on-site clinical supervision. The University of Alaska Southeast’s School of Education values collaborative scholarship among colleagues. The person in this position will be expected to work with colleagues to teach current and new graduate courses in secondary education, engage in clinical supervision across the state, establish strong ties with colleagues in and across the college and university, including secondary education faculty and administrators in local school districts, and participate in department, college, and professional service activities. The candidate will also be expected to work with colleagues to help ensure continuing program and unit accreditation and to serve students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.


100Teach content method courses and/or curriculum development in graduate Secondary education programs; supervise interns and practicum students; take a leadership role in relationships with public schools and state agencies; perform college, university and community service.Essential


Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Experience with Indigenous populations of students and communities;
Experience supervising, mentoring, or training adult learners/educators;
Experience with Alaskan or rural P-12 schools and teaching students from culturally diverse backgrounds, especially Alaska Natives;
Experience as faculty in an institution of higher education;
Experience with accreditation processes for public or university school settings;
Experience in using digital productivity tools (i.e., Google documents, Zoom);
Familiarity with the delivery of distance education;
Education or teaching experience in the field of culturally responsive teaching, multicultural education, and/or working with diverse populations;
Extensive knowledge of differentiated instruction, assessment strategies, education technology, and current issues in education;
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills;
Familiarity in working with “non-traditional students”/diverse populations of adult learners

Typical Experience:
Minimum of three year’s experience teaching in public middle/high school classrooms with diverse populations. Experience in student teacher supervision. Experience with CAEP accreditation or other accreditation processes.
Required Education or Training:

Earned doctorate, or doctorate expected within a reasonable timeframe, in a degree program appropriate to serving as faculty of middle/high school teacher education;
Minimum of three year’s experience teaching in public middle/high school classrooms with diverse populations.

Salary Information:

This is a regular, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with salary and rank based on experience. Desired start day is 08/14/2023. This position is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. UA Employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage.  Review the full employee benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a comprehensive curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, philosophy of teaching statement (one to two pages in length), unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on October 10, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on October 9, 2022. This recruitment will remain open until filled. 


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

*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.

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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Michelle Nakamura, HR Coordinator, UAS Juneau Campus, at or (907) 796-6471.


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