Our campuses reside on the unceded territories of the Áakʼw
Ḵwáan, Taantʼá Ḵwáan, and Sheetkʼá Ḵwáan on Lingít Aaní, also known
as Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka, Alaska, adjacent to the ancestral
home of the X̱aadas and Ts’msyen and we commit to serving their
peoples with equity and care. The Department of Humanities at the
University of Alaska Southeast invites applications for a faculty
member of Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts (Visual Arts, Performing
Arts, Literary Arts, Critique & Theory) that will be located on
the Áakʼw Campus in Juneau, Alaska. This is a tenure-track position
with a focus on teaching lecture-based courses in the areas of
Northwest Coast Indigenous art history, theory, and practice. Rank
(instructor, assistant professor or associate professor) will be
dependent upon artistic and academic experience.
This position with a focus on teaching lecture-based courses in the
areas of Northwest Coast Indigenous art history, theory, and
practice. This position is charged with co-managing and growing the
Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts program, with program offerings
that align with associate and baccalaureate-level Indigenous
Studies degrees already in place at UAS. In addition, the position
will develop program-related spaces and activities that foster a
positive and productive artistic atmosphere, to include visiting
artists, an artist in residence program, and studio spaces.This
position will include collaborative partnerships with local
regional school districts to enhance Career Pathways and dual
This is a regular (9-month per year), tenure-track faculty
position with a competitive salary and excellent package of benefits. In
addition, summer employment may be available. This position is
represented by a collective bargaining unit agreement.
The Department of Humanities openly embraces diversity and
inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that
attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities,
nationalities, religions, and abilities. The University of Alaska
Southeast is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a
diverse workforce. We are connected statewide with other Alaska
Native faculty through the Alaska Native Studies Council and
nationwide through the Coalition of Native American Native Language
Schools and Programs. In the area of Northwest Coast Native Arts,
UAS currently has active partnerships with Sealaska Heritage
Institute and the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe).
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.
Required Education and Experience:
Relevant experience in teaching and or research in the areas of
Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts.
Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field or an associate
degree with relevant work experience.
Specific training, experience or education in Northwest Coast
- The ideal candidate will have established connections to
Alaska Native communities, organizations, and ways of knowing with
a demonstrated commitment to decolonization and Indigenous
empowerment. This position will include collaborative partnerships
with local regional school districts to enhance Career Pathways and
dual enrollment opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate
ability or strong potential for program co-management and
connection with students and community partners.
- The successful candidate must show potential for, or
evidence of: demonstrated content mastery in Northwest Coast
Indigenous Arts— especially the significance of cultural practices,
the ability to teach artist career development and Northwest Coast
Indigenous Arts theory and practice, and experience with multiple
forms of course delivery methods including face-to-face, remote and
- The successful candidate must also show potential for, or
evidence of: a student-centered commitment to teaching
excellence, evidence of collaboration across disciplines, an active
research agenda or strong publication record, the ability to
develop art programs and curriculum, and an understanding of
decolonizing institutions through a re-centering of Indigenous
Instructions to Apply:
Please attach: Curriculum vitae; cover letter; contact
information for three professional references; Artist or scholar
statement; examples of current artistic or academic work in
Northwest Coast Indigenous Arts; philosophy of teaching
To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply
by 11:55PM Alaska Time on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Review
of applications will begin on Monday, April 18th, 2022. This
recruitment will remain open until filled.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants bust be legally
authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No
work visas will be sponsored for this position.
This position is represented by United
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
The successful applicant is required to complete a
background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the
Public Disclosure Statement:
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Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public
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University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
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
If you have any questions regarding this position,
please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.