Term Assistant Professor/Program Director of Alaska Adult Education

Term Assistant Professor/Program Director of Alaska Adult Education

  • 526034
  • Dillingham, Alaska, United States, 99576
  • Officer/Senior Administrator
  • On Campus
  • Non-Union Faculty Grade 10
  • UAF Bristol Bay Campus

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay Campus, seeks an academic director to run the Adult Basic Education program in Dillingham, teaching GED and computer skills, and overseeing the AAE grant.

This full-time, 9-month exempt academic director position is located in Dillingham's Bristol Bay Campus and will enjoy summers off. The students served are adult learners who need help earning their GED, gaining online computer competency, and preparing employment documents. The service area includes all of Bristol Bay and village tutors may be hired. The program is funded by a state grant with reporting requirements.

This job may be for you if you believe not everyone learns in the same way and you would like to take the initiative in teaching adults who are trying to improve their lives. It requires computer skills to set up online student learning accounts and to track student progress. You meet people at their proficiency level and provide guidance & encouragement to help them meet the goals they have for themselves. To thrive in this role, applicants will have experience working with diverse groups of people and also have knowledge of grants and grant reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in education, adult education or a related field and relevant work experience.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham. This is a full-time, 9-month academic director 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. New hires will be placed at the Non-Union Faculty Grade 10, based on education and experience.

Required Documentation:

The following documents are required as part of a complete application for the position:

  • CV

  • Cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy

  • Unofficial transcript

  • A diversity statement: A diversity statement is a one-page document explaining your experiences and commitments to diversity....Three areas that might be included in a diversity statement are 1) your values related to diversity, 2) your experiences working with diverse populations, and 3) your future plans related to inclusivity.

  • The names and contact information for three professional references, including previous supervisors. 

The review process for applications will be begin on November 3, 2023.

*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 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 Lisa Yancey, College of Rural and Community Development HR Coordinator, at uaf-crcd-hr-dept@alaska.edu or 907-474-5459.

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