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Assistant Professor of Psychology

University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
This is a FT, 9-m, tenure track, faculty position complete with both a competitive salary & benefits
Date posted
Oct 26, 2023

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The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill a beginning-level, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Psychology position with primary teaching responsibility within our Behavior Analysis programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities.

This position will have a workload dedicated to teaching and service. The faculty member will be expected to teach classes within the undergraduate and M.S. in Clinical Psychology (Behavior Analysis Track) programs and provide students with educational experiences in the science of psychology as well as its application to real world issues within behavioral health care agencies. The teaching component of the workload will be a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses that may include Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Introduction to Behavior Analysis, Organizational Behavior Management, Applications of Behavior Analysis, and upper division electives in an area of the faculty member’s expertise. Other duties may include mentoring students in research or other experiential learning projects.

Consistent with university, college, and departmental Faculty Evaluation Guidelines, this faculty member would also be expected to mentor students and contribute to department governance and other university service.

The Department has a concentration, minor, and occupational endorsement certificate in behavior analysis. Additionally, the Department of Psychology has a behavior analysis track in its M.S. program in Clinical Psychology that prepares students for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and licensure as a behavior analyst in the state of Alaska. The behavior analysis curriculum is an approved verified course sequence by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs aimed at preparing students: (1) for advanced study in the social and health sciences, and (2) to become members of the behavioral health workforce. The department strives to offer degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of the state of Alaska. With more than 400 students and 15 faculty members, the UAA Psychology Department is Alaska’s largest center for the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Please visit our website at:

Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult

To be successful in this role, applicants should have evidence of their potential for successful teaching and service activity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university-level teaching experience. Experience teaching online (both synchronous and asynchronous) is preferred.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Successful applicants must be Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA or BCBA-D) and license eligible within the state of Alaska at the time of employment.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage, Alaska. This is an in-person position located on the Anchorage campus; remote work is not available for this position.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, 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, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit. The expected start date will be in August 2024. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience. Opportunities for summer teaching are available.  

Applications will be accepted for review on 11/27/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on  11/26/2023.

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • CV, including a list of courses taught and contact information for three professional references
  • Cover letter that includes list of courses taught
  • Statement of teaching and mentorship methods, including philosophy, accomplishments, and future teaching/mentorship goal
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Teaching evaluations


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).


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