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Term Assistant Professor of Biology

University of Alaska Southeast
Alaska, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

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 committee

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 hire.

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 29th, 2021.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to: Dr. Carolyn Bergstrom, Chair of the search committee

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 at  

The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

  • 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 courses.
  • 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 characteristics:

  • 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.
  • Union Representation:

    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 discretion.

    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:

    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.

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