Adjunct Instructor - UAA Alaska Native Studies Program

Adjunct Instructor - UAA Alaska Native Studies Program

  • 524453
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Temporary
  • Adjunct Faculty Credit 3
  • UAA College of Arts & Sciences
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. Candidates will be evaluated on past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students in either traditional knowledge or an academic focus in Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies.

Expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of Alaska Native Studies courses is required.

Preferred: Terminal degree in related field is preferred for upper division (300-400 level courses). Any exceptions must be approved by the chair of the Alaska Native Studies Program in conjunction with the CAS Dean or the Associate Dean of Humanities. Preferred Experience:
Experience teaching at the college level, or extensive teaching experience in a traditional knowledge setting such as a cultural center.
Required Education or Training:

Relevant Master's degree. Exceptions may be made when prospective faculty have equivalent traditional knowledge and experience of Alaska Native issues and cultures - historical and contemporary, or Alaska Native Arts. Such exceptions can only be approved by the chair of the Alaska Native Studies Program and the CAS Dean or Associate Dean for Humanities.

Doctorate degree in related field is preferred for upper division (300 and 400) courses. Any exceptions must be approved by the chair of the AKNS Program in conjunction with the CAS Dean or the Associate Dean for Humanities.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should be prepared to attach the following documents as part of their application:

1) Cover Letter

2) Comprehensive Curriculum Vita

3) Contact information for three professional references.

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     

*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 Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, Assistant Professor of Alaska Natives Studies, at



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