Term Assistant Professor of History

Term Assistant Professor of History

  • 527463
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAA College of Arts & Sciences

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of History is accepting applications for a multi-year, full-time Term Assistant Professor position. The department is especially interested in candidates whose teaching emphasizes United States or European History. The successful candidate will primarily teach Western Civilization and U.S History survey courses, as well as occasional upper-division History courses in the area of their expertise. This is a full-time appointment with an expected start date in August 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Department of History at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for the position of term instructor. The Department of History offers a baccalaureate and minor degree in History and hosts graduate-level courses. We seek an individual who will complement our department’s instructional strengths in United States, European, or Alaska history. This position has an emphasis on teaching and community partnerships. In particular, the successful applicant will teach survey courses, upper division courses in their area of expertise, and potentially work with area high schools to implement dual enrollment history courses. The successful applicant will have experience and demonstrated success in teaching both in the classroom and virtually.

To thrive in this role, the applicant should be a dynamic classroom instructor with a passion for teaching history at the postsecondary level. The applicant must value diversity in the classroom and practice current pedagocial and adragogical methods that facilitate student success.

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred applicants will have a PhD in History and experience teaching college students in online and in-person environments. Applicants who are ABD are welcome to apply, but must complete their PhD within the first year of their employment with the university.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage. This is a full-time, Term Assistant Professor position. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience complete with a competitive employee benefits package:

  • 12 paid holidays per year as well as paid time off
  • Tuition waivers for yourself and family members
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Care coverage
  • An employee assistance program and a free wellness program with financial incentives for participation
  • State of Alaska retirement plan
  • Regular professional development training

To Apply, please include the following documents with your application: Updated CV, letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy (Please upload under Supporting Documents on application form), sample syllabus (please upload under Supporting Documents on the application form), names of three references (which can be included on the CV).

Applications will be accepted for review on March 15, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on March 14, 2024.


*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, please contact Ian Hartman, Associate Professor and Chair, at ichartman@alaska.edu.

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