Kenai Peninsula College, in Soldotna Alaska, invites applications for a 1.5 year term Assistant Professor of Quantitative Studies position at its Kenai River Campus beginning in January 2024, with an August start date considered. The successful candidate will teach developmental and 100 and 200 level math courses in support of programs at KPC, including face-to-face and distance delivery courses.
This faculty position supports the University of Alaska's bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. The successful candidate will teach developmental and 100 and 200 level math courses with the potential opportunity to teach 200 level statistic courses. Courses will be taught in support of programs at KPC, including face-to-face and distance delivery courses. The instructor will teach a 5-part workload with four parts teaching and one part university/community service based on need, and will advise students in course selection and degree requirements.
To thrive in this position the successful candidates needs strong interpersonal and communication skills in environments involving a variety of cultures and age levels. Math teaching skills in face-to-face, hybrid delivery, and distance delivery formats are a must, as well as the ability to advise students in math and related subjects. The ability to engage in active community service activities and a commitment to taking on the diverse tasks associated with being a productive member of a small faculty, such as committee memberships and community service are necessary.
Minimum Qualifications: Education and experience needed for this position include a Master’s Degree* in Mathematics or a closely related field that includes at least 18 credits of graduate-level mathematics*. Successful experience teaching face-to-face Math at the developmental and 100 & 200 level, and established proficiency with distance delivery. Documented successful college level teaching and service, and experience utilizing instructional technologies in teaching strategies.
Preferred experience includes three or more years’ experience teaching math at the developmental and 100/200 levels and experience teaching statistics at the 200 level. Experience in academic advising to traditional and non-traditional students. Experience working with community and other constituencies. Demonstrated involvement with professional and/or academic organizations. Demonstrated success working with a diverse population. Experience with culturally responsive teaching/multicultural education. Experience teaching and developing distance delivered mathematics courses. Experience with current teaching technologies such as creating and implementing Blackboard or other LMS, audio and video components, interactive learning objects, lecture capture, Smartboards
Position Details: This is a full-time, term, 9-month, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date: November 6, 2023, 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time. The posting may remain open to applications after that date but the search committee may choose to close it at any time.
Please attach a cover letter, curriculum Vita, One-page teaching philosophy statement, unofficial transcripts*, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.
Zoom interviews will include a question and answer session and a 15-minute zoom teaching presentation pertaining to a 100/200 quantitative studies related topic typically delivered in a classroom.
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.
We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.
*Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.
SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River, the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Eyak peoples. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away.
We honor diverse experiences and perspectives - including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status-and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/
This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
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.
UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Marci Lea, HR Coordinator, at email@example.com or 907.262.0318.