Term Assistant Professor of Communications

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  • Job Number:522044
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Ketchikan Campus Director
  • Location:Ketchikan
  • Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Ketchikan Campus of the University of Alaska Southeast seeks a full-time Term Assistant Professor of Communication to provide high-quality instruction in our undergraduate program in face-to-face and distance-delivered formats. UAS is committed to faculty diversity and advancing the education of Indigenous peoples and is located on the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples. Ketchikan offers unsurpassed natural beauty, recreational opportunity, and an active arts community. Anticipated start date August 2023.


100The workload for this position is bipartite to include teaching and service (no research). The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching approximately 12 credit hours per semester of undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught and advise undergraduate students. Perform appropriate University and public service.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Ability to teach communication courses, especially at the developmental level.
    • Ability to effectively teach courses in writing, literature, and/or philosophy.
    • Ability to teach effectively in an online/distance or blended/hybrid learning environment.
    • Ability to teach students from a wide variety of backgrounds representing diverse perspectives.
    • Potential to incorporate topics of interdisciplinarity (including Indigeneity and decolonization) into the classroom.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-disciplinary faculty from a variety of subjects.
    • Demonstrated success in working with first generation students, non-traditional students, Alaska Native and American Indian students, Filipino and Pacific Islander students, and other diverse student groups.
    • Potential to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast Alaska, the cultural homeland of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.
Typical Experience:
Three years of teaching experience preferred.
Required Education or Training:

PhD or ABD in Communication or related field.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-months, term-funded, represented faculty position complete with competitive full employee benefits package including tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision coverage.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions with your application. 

Please submit your application no later than December 4th, 2022 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time to ensure consideration. The first review will start on December 5th, 2022. This posting will be open until filled. 

Special Conditions of Employment: 

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

*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.

About UAS:

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. 

UAS is located in a region known internationally for its spectacular scenery, rich marine and fisheries resources, friendly communities, and diverse Indigenous cultures. UAS is a regional comprehensive university with campuses in three communities—Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka—which are connected to each other via airplane or ferry. It is also one of three major universities in the UA system which also includes the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

UAS provides student‐focused education with strong foundations in liberal arts, and robust programs in the humanities, teacher education, environmental and outdoor studies, biology and marine biology, career and technical education, Alaska Native arts, among others. UAS offers exceptional high‐impact, interdisciplinary learning opportunities including fieldwork in marine and glacial environments, experiential and service-learning, and engagement with community organizations. Serving approximately 600 students per year, the UAS Ketchikan Campus offers a wide range of online degree programs, selected classes on-campus and specialized facilities for biology, construction, welding, power technology, marine oiler training, and ship navigation.

UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. 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.

The Humanities Department embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all backgrounds and abilities. The University of Alaska Southeast is an AA/EEO employer committed to building a diverse workforce. 


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

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

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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 Iuliia Sapelkina, HR Coordinator, Ketchikan Campus, at issapelkina@alaska.edu or (907) 228-4524.

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