Term Assistant Professor of Welding

Term Assistant Professor of Welding

  • 528584
  • Sitka, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAS Sitka Campus Director

UAS Sitka Campus is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and collaborative professional to instruct and assist with managing the Welding Program. We're looking for a skilled individual, who likes teaching and works well with students (adult and dual enrollment), faculty, support staff, and industry partners. This is a 9 month (full-time), term faculty position complete with a competitive UA employee benefits package. Apply before July 8, 2024 to ensure consideration.

Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students, professional experience in the welding field, and ability to work as a team player.

▪ Ability to teach vocation theory and skills to welding students.
▪ Practical and theoretical knowledge of commonly used welding skills.
▪ Skills equivalent to a certified welder in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW, oxygen-acetylene including fabrication skills using various welding methods.
▪ Ability to create a productive academic environment for faculty, staff, and students.
▪ Willingness to work at variable times/days.

Minimum Qualifications:

AAS in Welding or a combination of education and experience w/current relevant certifications. A valid driver's license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required.

At least five years of experience in the welding, diesel or other industrial field with increasing levels of responsibilities.

Formal training leading to welding certificates or equivalent on-the-job training in GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and oxy-acetylene welding/cutting.

Ability to teach to American Welding Society (AWS) standards.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Sitka. This is a full-time, 9-month, represented term 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 or vita, cover letter, the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, and a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

Applications will be accepted for review on 07/08/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 07/07/2024. This position is open until filled.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). https://unitedacademicsak.org/

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

*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 Paul Kraft, Sitka Campus Director, at pdkraft@alaska.edu or 907-747-7704.

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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