Assistant Professor of Psychology - College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Assistant Professor of Psychology - College of Liberal Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • 526032
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applicants for a tripartite (teaching/research/service) tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 2024. We have a particular need for candidates with experience in teaching both in-class and online courses with multicultural proficiency and an ability to teach across multiple areas of psychology. Expertise in health psychology, community psychology, cultural psychology, and/or social psychology - and statistics and research methods - is required. If you’re interested, apply here!

This position entails the typical tripartite responsibilities of teaching, research, and service. Teaching in our program involves both traditional in-person courses as well as highly interactive online courses. Faculty in our department teach across several disciplines within psychology and need multicultural proficiency. For this position, we are looking for someone with expertise in statistics and research methods, as well as a background in health psychology, community psychology, cultural psychology, and/or social psychology. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or interest in working with diverse populations, such as Indigenous peoples.

The UAF Psychology Department is a dynamic group of faculty with a commitment to multicultural perspectives which places a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Our undergraduate program is one of the largest at UAF, a small research university. Our program offers a growing online undergraduate degree program. Our department's mission is centered on health and well-being, with a particular focus on culture (especially Indigenous cultures) and rural populations. Psychology majors enjoy opportunities for participation in undergraduate research as well as community-based learning experiences.

To thrive in this role, candidates should have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students in both face-to-face and online modalities, as well as in research. They need to be comfortable with learning and using instructional technologies in their courses. Candidates should also have an active program of research that could either be continued or adapted to the university and department’s focus on culture, health, and the issues faced by peoples of the circumpolar north. In addition, candidates will be part of a small, close-knit department that values teamwork, respect and mutual support and need to be comfortable working as an active team member.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in Psychology at time of appointment (ABD minimum at time of application). They must have expertise in health psychology, community psychology, cultural psychology, and/or social psychology and statistics and research methods. The applicant must have experience teaching undergraduate psychology courses as instructor of record. developing and teaching interactive online courses and face-to-face courses across multiple areas of psychology. They must have experience mentoring undergraduate students and using instructional technologies in instruction, and an interest and/or experience in working with diverse populations.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is a full-time, 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.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 11:59 PM Alaska Standard Time.

Please include the following with your application:

1. Cover Letter

2. CV (including history of courses taught)

3. Teaching Philosophy Statement

4. Research Statement

5. One sample syllabus as instructor of record for a face-to-face course

6. One sample syllabus as instructor of record for an online course

7. Names of three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

*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 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 Ellen Cruse at ercruse@alaska.edu or 907-474-1134.

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