Assistant or Associate Professor Medical Assisting (tenure-track)

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  • Job Number:524252
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Sitka Campus Director
  • Location:Sitka
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The UAS Sitka Campus invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Medical Assisting to begin in Fall 2023. The Medical Assisting program delivers online didactic instruction with face-to-face lab and clinical intensives in multiple rural communities. Responsible for maintaining Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accreditation for the program. This is a full-time, 9-month, exempt tenure track faculty position, complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.


100Teach Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Core Curriculum including Administrative and Clinical Procedures (didactic and laboratory) and MA Practicum. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, online, or hybrid. Assess student progress in meeting course and program learning outcomes. Additional duties include continuous quality review and improvement of the program which includes: oversight of clinical space and equipment, course development, textbook/course materials selection, academic advising, program development/expansion, and accreditation tracking and reporting. Maintain currency in disciplinary subject matter, methodology, and pedagogy. Prepare for and participate in traditional academic functions. Perform appropriate university and community service.Essential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: - Commitment to student-centered learning, student engagement and teaching excellence
- Knowledge of current Alaska Medical Assisting scope of practice
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to engage effectively and professionally with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the public
- Knowledge of education theory and techniques
- Experience with student evaluation and outcomes assessment
- Proficient computer skills related to teaching, communication, and discipline
- Ability to teach effectively in an online/distance or blended/hybrid learning environment
- Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently
- Ability to work with community partners such as health care agencies, tribal organizations, and school districts to collaborate on community-based education needs
- Ability to advocate for the university
- Ability to travel
Preferred Experience:
- Clinical and academic teaching experience
- Two years clinical and/or administrative experience in a healthcare setting related to the profession of medical assisting
- Ongoing professional development in healthcare
- Experience working with Alaska Native cultures and rural communities
- Medical or allied health education or training
Required Education or Training:

- Minimum of an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree preferred
- Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) American Association of Medical Assistants ® (AAMA)

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 9-month, exempt tenure track faculty position, complete with both a competitive salary and 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 April 24, 2023. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska Time on April 23, 2023.

Successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment as well as any national and/or state credentialing certificates.  

Located on 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.

While all qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, women and individuals from underrepresented groups, specifically, Alaska Natives, Native Americans,African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).
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 Dr. Paul Kraft, Campus Director, at or 907-747-7704.

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