Adjunct Instructor - UAA Department of Psychology

Adjunct Instructor - UAA Department of Psychology

  • 528602
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2025
  • Adjunct Faculty Credit 3
  • UAA College of Arts & Sciences

Are you interested in teaching as an adjunct for the UAA Department of Psychology? We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs aimed at preparing students for advanced study in the social and health sciences and to become members of the behavioral health workforce. The Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes that enrich the lives of our students, citizens of Alaska, and the field of Psychology.

The Department prepares students: (1) for advanced study in the social and health sciences, and (2) to become members of the behavioral health workforce. The department also maintains the Psychological Services Center, a clinic that provides low-cost mental health services to campus and community members. The department strives to offer degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of the state of Alaska. With more than 400 students and 15 faculty members, the UAA Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Please visit our website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/psychology/

Applicants should have an interest for teaching and be able to teach using several modalities including face-to-face and hybrid formats.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications to teach lower-division (100-200 level) undergraduate courses in the Psychology Department:

To be granted 11-month trial approval or standing approval by the Psychology Department to teach a lower-division PSY course applicants must have:
1. at least 30 graduate credits in psychology (i.e., with a PSY prefix), and
2. at least a Master's degree from an accredited institution or active enrollment in the Ph.D. program in clinical-community psychology, and
3. relevant experience (such as graduate-level coursework, training, or professional work) for teaching the particular course in question.

Qualifications to teach upper-division (300-400 level) undergraduate courses in the Psychology Department:

To be granted 11-month trial approval or standing approval by the Psychology Department to teach an upper-division PSY course applicants must have:
1. at least 30 graduate credits in psychology (i.e., with a PSY prefix), and
2. a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) from an accredited institution or a relevant Master's or Doctoral degree plus advanced certification (BCBA or BCBA-D) if applying to teach only a course in behavior analysis, and
3. relevant experience (such as graduate-level coursework, training, or professional work) for teaching the particular course in question.

Potential applicants who do not meet all of these criteria are still encouraged to apply but must provide a persuasive justification for an exception to one or all of the above criteria. For instance, graduate credits in a highly-related discipline (e.g., Counseling or Education) might be considered for approval to teach particular courses (e.g., Clinical Psychology or Child Development). Approval for undergraduate courses is granted by the Assistant Dean with the recommendation of the Psychology Undergraduate Studies Committee at UAA.

SPECIAL NOTES: Potential applicants who are requesting to teach PSY A111 (General Psychology) must have at least a Master's degree in psychology. A graduate degree in a related-discipline (e.g., Counseling, Education, Philosophy, etc.) will not be accepted for teaching PSY A111.

Qualifications to teach graduate (600 level) courses in the Psychology Department:

To be granted 11-month trial approval or standing approval to teach a graduate-level PSY course, applicants must have:
1. at least 30 graduate credits in psychology (i.e., with a PSY prefix)
2. a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.) in psychology (or closely-related discipline) from an accredited institution or a relevant Master's or Doctoral degree plus advanced certification (BCBA or BCBA-D) if applying to teach only a course in behavior analysis, and
3. relevant experience (such as graduate-level coursework, training, or professional work) for teaching the course in question.

Potential applicants who do not meet all of these criteria are still encouraged to apply but must provide a persuasive justification for an exception to one or all criteria. Approval to teach Master's-level courses is granted by the Assistant Dean with the recommendation of the Psychology Clinical Training Committee at UAA. Approval to teach Doctoral-level courses is jointly granted by the Program Director and the Assistant Dean.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage. This is a part-time, adjunct represented temporary position. New hires will be placed on the adjunct salary schedule as outlined in the UNAD CBA, based on education and experience.  

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

Applicants should be prepared to upload/provide the following documents and information as part of their application:

1) Comprehensive CV

2) Cover letter that states the specific course numbers and names requested for approval to teach (e.g., PSY A111 General Psychology)

3) Contact information for three professional references (names, phone numbers and/or email addresses)

Additionally, please email the following to Anissa Hauser at aehauser@alaska.edu and reference this job posting.

1) Unofficial transcript(s) which clearly indicates terminal degree(s) (Master's or higher degree) and individual courses taken in pursuit of said degree(s). Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for this position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred by institutions of higher learning which are accredited by one of the six UA Regional Accrediting Associations.

2) A clear description of the course or courses that the applicant wishes to teach, where possible this course or courses should correspond to UAA classes that are taught within the Psychology Department. Special topics may also be described but additional detail should be provided, including course description and learning objectives (and relevant previous or draft syllabi).

3) Description of relevant experience including but not limited to graduate level coursework, teaching experience, and/or clinical, practical, or research experience related to the proposed course work.

4) Teaching evaluations from previous teaching positions.

5) Any additional documents that the candidate believes might strengthen his/her application.

*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.


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

This position is represented by United Academic - Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/ALF-CIO


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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider 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 Anissa Hauser at aehauser@alaska.edu.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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