Instructor for Transition Age Youth with Disabilities

Instructor for Transition Age Youth with Disabilities

  • 528189
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 40
  • UAA College of Health

This position will serve as faculty/instructor for the TAPESTRY Program at UAA, a postsecondary transition program designed to build career, life, social, and academic skills for young adults ages 16-22 years of age who experience cognitive and intellectual disabilities as defined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act enacted in 2008. This project will build on UAA's existing infrastructure and resources to create opportunities for academic enrichment, extracurricular activities, work experiences and career skills that lead to gainful employment for these young adults. CHD is a University Center for Excellence in Disabilities established in federal law to provide interdisciplinary education, community/public service, research, and information dissemination.

As an instructor for our Tapestry program you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of transition age youth, ages 16-22, with disabilities who are making their way into the adult world of employment and community living. You will have the opportunity to teach a relevant curriculum alongside another instructor and assist the youth in exploring exciting career opportunities. As university faculty, you are eligible for a variety of benefits, including paid leave and tuition waivers for you and your eligible family members. You will also have the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of 50 + individuals at the Center for Human Development working towards our mission of improving the quality of lives for people who experience disabilities and their families.

Demonstrated skills at developing collaborative relationships and communicating effectively with a variety of stakeholders (students, families, DVR, school districts, etc.). Enjoy working with transition age youth with disabilities and their families and related partner organizations to facilitate person-centered transition/career plans; have experience in worksite and job development, and be comfortable collaborating with host employers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, special education, psychology or related field, Master's degree preferred. An equivalent combination of at least five years training and experience working and/or lived experience with people with disabilities may be substituted.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, term-funded, 9-month base contract with a 3-month contract extension, term-funded faculty position complete with both a competitive salary full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, faculty time off, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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.

 

*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 position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

 


This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


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, Tracie Rogers,  HR Coordinator, at (email address) or (phone number)trrogers3@alaska.edu.

 

*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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