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Term Assistant Professor of Biology and Chemistry

Employer
University of Alaska Southeast
Location
Alaska, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 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 three-year bipartite (teaching and service), 9-month term (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor position to teach lower-division Biology and Chemistry courses beginning in August 2022. 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 courses (beginning in 2022) will include: BIOL 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture and 2 lab sections) and CHEM 103 Introduction to General Chemistry (lecture and 1 lab section1). Spring courses (beginning in 2023) will include: BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture and 1 lab section), CHEM 104 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry (lecture and 1 lab section), and CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (1 lab section). This position requires a total of 12 contact hours per week in the classroom. Details of courses taught may vary depending on student enrollment and programmatic needs. The successful applicant will also be required to hold office hours and participate in appropriate university service activities (3 workload credits per semester).

This is a three-year term, full-time, 9-month position with salary based on experience. This position is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. UA employees receive excellent benefits including tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision coverage.

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 www.uas.alaska.edu.  

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Proficiency with face-to-face and on-line instructional tools.
Evidence of instructional experience teaching core, introductory, general-education, college level chemistry and biological science courses.
Excellent oral and written skills are required.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated experience with chemistry and biology lecture and laboratory curriculum delivery. Demonstrated experience or potential to contribute service such as university committee work, professional organizations, community outreach, etc.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Applicants must have a M.S. in the biological or chemical sciences. Demonstrated or potential ability to teach lower division chemistry and biology courses.

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.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

To be considered for the position please provide the following with your application:

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • List of the names and contact information for 3 professional employment references 
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts*

*Note official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Review of applications will begin January 11, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 5 PM Alaska Time on January 10, 2022. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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UNAC Term-Funded Faculty (F9)

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC), with voluntary faculty membership.

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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