Term Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications for a full-time, bipartite, non-tenure track Term Assistant Professor position responsible for teaching and coordinating the first year majors laboratory and an introductory ecology/evolution lab course. The appointment is for the 2015-2016 academic year with a contract start date of August 10, 2015.

The successful candidate will be energetic, detail-oriented, passionate about teaching, have excellent communication skills, and have experience working with a diverse population. Coordination responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff, organizing course and instructor schedules, supervising lab instructors, ordering and organizing supplies, and directing student employees in the preparation of the labs. A PhD. in biology or related discipline and experience teaching at the undergraduate level is required. A liberal arts background and supervisory experience are preferred. Candidate must have the knowledge, skills and ability to teach at the college level.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

Interested persons should apply by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy, an unofficial transcript, and if available, evidence of teaching ability to the University of Alaska Anchorage via uakjobs.com (Posting No. 0069500). 

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2014.