Justice Center

We are a teaching and research unit offering academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in justice issues including the courts, corrections, policing, recidivism, violence against women, and substance abuse.

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Our vision: 
Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.


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UAA Justice Center seeking an Assistant Professor of Justice

Legal Studies program seeking an Assistant Professor of Justice

The UAA Justice Center's Legal Studies Program is searching for an Assistant Professor of Justice.

This tenure-track position is responsible for teaching and providing professional service to the  University, to the profession/discipline, and to the community. Incumbent is expected to teach  undergraduate legal studies courses on a variety of substantive and skills-based topics in legal studies and to serve as liaison with the Alaska legal community, developing career, service, and  internship opportunities for students. The standard instructional workload is 4 courses per semester.


  • Juris Doctor degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association.
  • Member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association or the bar association of another state.
  • Experience practicing criminal law is preferred, but not required.
  • Seeking applicants that reflect the increasing diversity present in our community student body.

See the full job posting at the Careers at UAA website.

For more information contact the UAA Justice Center at (907) 786-1810.

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Our mission

The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

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Justice Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK   99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1810
Fax: (907) 786-7777
E-mail:  uaa.justice@alaska.edu

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