Prince William Sound College - Adjunct Faculty

Prince William Sound College - Adjunct Faculty

  • 528702
  • Valdez, Alaska, United States
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • On Campus
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2025
  • Adjuct Faculty Credit 8
  • UAA Prince William Sound College

Prince William Sound College (PWSC) is seeking qualified applicants for adjunct faculty positions in a variety of general education fields, including arts, humanities, business, and social sciences. PWSC is a one-of-a-kind institution of higher education with its main campus located in Valdez, Alaska. The main campus and its extension sites in Cordova and Copper Basin are set amidst some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and rich cultural history. Valdez is located on the magnificent Prince William Sound, a fjord formed by retreating glaciers. It is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast or nature lover. PWSC is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage which is independently accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Adjunct faculty will develop and deliver instructional materials, including lectures, assignments, and assessments, in accordance with program curriculum and learning objectives. They will provide guidance and support to students, including mentoring, advising, and academic assistance. Adjuncts will be asked to work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

To thrive in this role, previous teaching experience is highly desirable. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and motivate students from diverse backgrounds. Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment that fosters student success and achievement. Ability to collaborate with colleagues, industry partners, and stakeholders to enhance program quality and relevance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants will be assessed based on their academic background, teaching experience, and potential to deliver high-quality instruction to undergraduate students. Relevant experience in the subject field is required, with past teaching experience preferred. Industry certification, as appropriate, is required.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Prince William Sound College campus in Valdez. This is a part-time, for credit, adjunct faculty position. Salary is based on experience as well as the number of previous semesters teaching experience within the University of Alaska.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, list of up to three professional references, and request a transcript that documents their graduate credits to be sent to the PWSC Office of Academic Affairs.

Need for adjunct instructors is determined on a per-semester basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of a contract, though qualified applicants will be held in the pool for multiple semesters in the chance that a need for instructors in their discipline may arise.

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

*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/AFL-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 Jay Stevens, PWSC HR Coordinator, at mjstevens2@alaska.edu or 907-834-1617.

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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