The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska
Southeast in Juneau is seeking a qualified individual for a
bipartite (teaching and service), 9-month term (non-tenure track)
Assistant Professor position to teach lower-division Chemistry and
Biology courses beginning in August 2021. This position will
support undergraduate programs in Biology, Marine Biology, and
certificates in the Health Sciences. This position is an excellent
opportunity for early-career biologists. The University of Alaska
Southeast is located in Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage and is
home to a rich biodiversity of marine life.
Duties: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will
be to teach lower-division lecture and lab courses in biology and
chemistry. Fall 2021 courses will include: Human Anatomy and
Physiology I (lecture and 2 lab sections) and Introduction to
General Chemistry (lecture and 2 lab sections). Spring 2022 courses
will include: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture and 1 lab
section), Introduction to Microbiology (lecture and 1 lab section)
and General Chemistry II (1 lab section). This position requires a
total of 12-14 contact hours per week in the classroom. The
successful applicant will also be required to hold office hours and
participate in appropriate university service activities.
This is a one year term, non-tenure track position. All
offers will include a competitive salary, complete UA employee benefits
package, and this assignment is covered by the UNAC collective
bargaining agreement. Questions concerning this position should be
directed to: Dr. Carolyn Bergstrom, Chair of the search
Please attach to your application a CV, cover letter,
unofficial transcripts and the contact information for three
professional references. Official transcripts will be required upon
This recruitment is open until filled with the initial
application review taking place on June 30th, 2021. To
ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM Alaska Time on June
Questions concerning this position should be directed to: Dr.
Carolyn Bergstrom, Chair of the search committee firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in 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.
For additional information about UAS, please visit our website
The successful candidate must satisfy the following
Applicants must have a M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) in Biology,
Marine Biology, Fisheries, or related field.
Ability to teach lower division chemistry and biology
A commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and the
ability to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast
Alaska, a post-colonized setting and the cultural homeland of the
Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following
Experience working with first generation students,
non-traditional students, Native American/Alaska Native/American
Indian and other diverse student groups.
Experience teaching courses in an online/distance or
blended/hybrid learning environment.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).
Term Position: This position is term-funded and is
reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's
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
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and
prohibits illegal discrimination against any
The successful applicant is required to complete a background
check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is
subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
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
If you have any questions regarding this position, please
contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.