Director School of Education

University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Director to provide leadership with our innovative programs. We deliver standards-based programs through campus-based, distance delivery, partnerships, and other models. This position will begin in spring of 2022 or as negotiated. Short-term virtual work could be negotiated, if needed, while coordinating the move to Alaska.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is part of the University of Alaska (UA), a system of major comprehensive universities and community colleges.

Anchorage, with an ethnically diverse population of nearly 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theatre, art events, and varied restaurants, recreational and shopping venues. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.



Ability to interact and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and other colleges and community campuses in a diverse, collegial environment. Ability to serve as an effective and credible advocate for the school.

Ability to manage human and fiscal resources both effectively and efficiently.


Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.


Demonstrated ability to forward and oversee all aspects of assessment and accreditation (CAEP and NAEYC and/or other professional accreditations).



Earned doctorate appropriate to the field of education. Successful record of accomplishment in leadership, teaching, research, and service at the equivalent of Associate Professor or higher.


Preferred Experiences:

Serving indigenous populations of students;

Budget management;

CAEP accreditation in higher education;

Distance education and regional or statewide delivery of programs;

Writing or administration of grants or other external funding;

Leadership and/or teaching experience that includes rural P-12 schools;

Administration experience in higher education;

Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues;

Experience with effective and committed work with families, schools, community, and state agencies.


Earned doctorate appropriate to the School of Education.

Service and leadership roles with highly diverse populations of students in P-12 settings.

Current or previous tenured faculty status in higher education.

Administrative leadership experience in program planning and collegial leadership of professionals.

Experience with higher education accreditation systems.

 Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position comp

lete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.  UA employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.


Please include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

To ensure consideration, please apply at

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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