Assistant Professor of Justice

Assistant Professor of Justice

  • 527853
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts Department of Justice invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Justice located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, Alaska beginning in the 2024-25 academic year (August 2024).

The UAF Justice Department is a small, cohesive faculty unit within the College of Liberal Arts. The successful applicant will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at the university level in different modalities. They must have a commitment to the students and the ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty within the department, the College, and throughout the University.

Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching and advising. Teaching duties include Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Justice, as well as course development at both levels. The successful applicant must be qualified to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentor graduate students in the Justice Programs. They must hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught and develop and modify curriculum for distance delivery and other teaching modalities.

To thrive in this position applicants should have a solid foundation in Criminal Justice or Restorative Justice and be willing to serve our community, state, and University.

Located in Alaska’s second-largest city, UAF, founded in 1917, is the University of Alaska’s flagship campus and boasts a diverse student body with more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students, world-class research, and a wildly popular NCAA Division I hockey team. It is home to the Museum of the North which holds the world’s largest collection of Arctic dinosaurs and the Poker Flat Research Range, the world’s largest land-based rocket research range. In 2021, Times Higher Education ranked UAF as one of the 25 best small universities in the world. UAF is situated in a beautiful rural northern setting and is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. UAF is also a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in Criminal Justice or Criminology or a PhD in a justice-related discipline with demonstrable education or field experience in Criminal Justice is required. Applicants with a Juris Doctorate or equivalent plus field experience in criminal or restorative justice will also be considered. Teaching experience at the university level and experience in internet-based instruction are required.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, in-person, tenure track faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary will be based on education and experience.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time, Sunday, March 31, 2024. An initial review will begin Monday, April 1, 2024.

Please submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Graduate Transcripts
  4. Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information
  5. Philosophy of Teaching 
  6. Research Statement

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Union Representation:

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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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 Ellen Cruse or Miriam Stelges at uaf-cla-hr@alaska.edu.

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