Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Social Science

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Social Science

  • 528001
  • Ketchikan, Alaska, United States, 99901
  • Faculty Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAS Ketchikan Campus Director

The UAS Ketchikan Campus invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Social Science (or a closely-related subject) to begin in Fall 2024. The position will be located in beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska, a small city on an island in Southeast Alaska, and teach online courses in support of general education students and the online Bachelor of Arts in Social Science degree. UAS is particularly interested in candidates with teaching emphasis areas related to sociology, criminology, the environment, social psychology, food and subsistence, Alaska Native studies, behavioral health, forensic psychology, and developmental psychology.

The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

1. Ability to teach General Education Requirement courses in sociology, psychology, and/or Alaska Native Studies.
2. Ability to teach upper-level social science courses in areas of applicant’s interests and specialization, including incorporation of Alaska-specific content, in courses related to criminology, environmental sociology, Indigenous social movements, behavioral health, sociology of food, forensic psychology, research methods, developmental psychology, social psychology, and/or related interdisciplinary subjects.
3. Demonstrated potential for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Three years of teaching experience preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Indigenous Studies, or a closely-related Social Science field.

Position Details:

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, represented 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 is commensurate with experience.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and copies of transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions with your application. *Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Applications will be accepted for review on May 8, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on May 7, 2024. This position is open until filled.

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 Clair Fitzpatrick, HR Coordinator, at cfitzpatrick3@alaska.edu or (907)228-4509.


*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: 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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