Term Assistant Professor of English

University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Southeast seeks an enthusiastic writing instructor to serve as a Term Assistant Professor of English. This is a nine-month position covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Duties:  This is bi-partite position; the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching approximately 12-15 hours per semester in essential undergraduate writing composition courses, as well as conducting some appropriate university service. The length of the term (non-tenure track) appointment is one year, beginning in August 2021 and ending in May 2022, with the possibility of renewal.

The Department openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, gender, classes, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and abilities. The University of Alaska Southeast is an AA/EEO employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online.

Located on the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska. 


Ability to teach writing to students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Experience working with developmental writing students.
Experience teaching first- and second-year students from a wide diversity of backgrounds.


Minimum: Master's degree or higher in English or closely related field.  At least one year's experience teaching writing courses at the college level.
Preferred: Terminal degree (PhD preferred) in Rhetoric and Composition, or more broadly in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences. We invite applicants with terminal degrees and expertise in teaching writing and communication within any field.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.


Initial review of applicants will begin on April 5, 2021.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on April 4, 2021. This position is open until filled.

Please include the following with your application: Curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. 

Uploaded application documents must be viewable, and not password protected, in order to allow for processing. 

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

UNAC Term-Funded Faculty (F9)

Union Representation: This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.