Assistant Professor of Marine Policy

Assistant Professor of Marine Policy

  • 527701
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAS School of Arts & Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy. This dynamic interdisciplinary position is dedicated to fostering teaching excellence, impactful research, and dedicated service to support the Joint Masters in Marine Policy (MMP) degree offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and supported by the University of Alaska Southeast.

The MMP degree program engages students in a curriculum that instills an integrated background in (1) Living Marine Resources and their Management, (2) Analytic Methods, (3) Law and Policy, and (4) Economics, Development, and Sustainability. The wide selection of courses that satisfy these core and elective requirements facilitates the individualization of the curriculum to support each student’s goals. Courses included in the program are drawn from the Alaska Native Studies, Anthropology, Arctic and Northern Studies, Biology, Cross-cultural Studies, Economics, Fisheries, Geography, Marine Biology, Natural Resource Management, Political Science, Public Administration, Rural Development, and Statistics programs at UAF and UAS.

UAS encourage applications from areas such as environmental and natural resource economics, environmental politics and policy, commons scholarship, organizational behavior, economic or environmental sociology, environmental and maritime law, public administration, and indigenous studies.

The University of Alaska Southeast resides in Lingít Aaní (Tlingit land), adjacent to the ancestral home of the X̱aadas (Haida) and Ts’msy-en (Tsimshian) peoples.  The Juneau area is also home to the largest Federally Recognized Tribe in Alaska and several Native Corporations and smaller tribes. Juneau is the state capital and the largest city in Southeast Alaska. The city offers a flourishing business and arts scene, an extensive library system, and public transportation. As Alaska’s capital, Juneau sits at the epicenter of Alaska’s governmental and economic affairs.  And Juneau is unrivalled for outdoor activity, completely surrounded by Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, home to some of the most beautiful wild lands and waterways in the world including Alaska’s Coast Range, the Juneau Icefield and famed Inside Passage. 

The University of Alaska Southeast actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as vitally important to its present and future success. These principles are essential to the educational experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree or the equivalent or comparable policy experience in a field related to marine policy.

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to deliver online and in-person courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in support of existing undergraduate degrees such as UAS’ Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and/or other degrees.

The ability to develop new graduate courses in marine policy and support existing undergraduate programs through undergraduate course work at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience complete with a competitive employee benefits package, including tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Application Requirements:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for 3 references

Official Transcripts required at time of employment.

The University of Alaska Southeast School of Arts and Sciences is committed to diversity and inclusivity, seeking candidates who will contribute to creating 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-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/


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 Dr. Glenn Wright, School of Arts and Sciences, at gdwright@alaska.edu.

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