Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Business Administration with interest in teaching in the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programs and the development of business programs to meet the needs of Alaska, Alaska Natives, and rural communities.
APU is a small, private liberal arts university known for experiential and project-based learning. The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a diverse city and home to more than 300,000 residents. APU offers a unique set of bachelors, master’s and doctoral- level degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally relevant issues. Focused on competency development and cultural relevancy, the APU curriculum fosters high-level intellectual and practical skills, a wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility. APU is an Alaska Native-Serving Institution which seeks to become a Tribal university by honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplifying excellence, and preparing pathways for educational attainment and student success. The University is committed to growing innovative programs that are responsive to the workforce needs of Alaska, as well as growing Alaska Native and Alaskan professionals from within the state. APU has recently added programs in health sciences and health occupations which complement the health services administration offerings of the Institute of Business and Public Policy. APU’s main campus is in the “U-Med” district of Anchorage, adjacent to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Alaska Native Health Campus. www.alaskapacific.edu
The Program Area
In the Business Administration program area, APU offers distinctive programs at each level, with significant networking and community connections for students. Offerings at the undergraduate level include an undergraduate certificate in Alaska Rural
Management and an AA and BA in Business Administration. At the graduate level, the hallmark program is the Master of Business Administration with optional concentrations in Health Services Administration and Finance. APU also offers: Executive MBAs in Strategic Leadership and Information Technology; a graduate certificate in Investments; and a graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The area operates with a collaborative and entrepreneurial approach, developing corporate programs to address leadership and management capacity-building for Alaska corporations, including the highly recognized Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program (ANELP). The program area is housed within APU’s Institute of Business & Public Policy.
Duties of the position
A full time contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3-4 courses per semester). Teaching assignments may cross undergraduate and graduate levels. Responsibilities include mentorship and advising for students, as well as program development and advocacy. All faculty are encouraged to grow professional recognition through scholarship, research, consulting, and/or other endeavors appropriate to their chosen field. Faculty are expected to participate in outcomes assessment, curriculum development, student activities, as well as other service to the university and broader community.
Rank and Salary
Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and prior experience, and is proscribed by a university-wide salary range. APU is a non-tenure college; faculty are eligible for multi-year appointments after initial
Date of Appointment: Fall 2020
At time of appointment, preferred earned doctorate or terminal degree in Business Administration or related field; Master’s level acceptable with professional experience.
Application process and deadline
Please apply online at https://www.alaskapacific.edu/history/career-services/. Please complete the Application for Employment – up through the “How did you hear about us?” section as well as the Background Check forms. The rest of the form may be skipped as education and experience will be included in your Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Equal Opportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (in a .txt, .doc, .docx, or .pdf) at the end of the application form. Additional documents, noted below, should be emailed to email@example.com. If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the other documents.
In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send: 1.) a letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential and project-based learning; 2.) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts; 3.) if available, examples of teaching effectiveness and/or pedagogy; 4.) names of three references. Please submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Yaso Thiru, Director of the Institute of Business & Public Policy, Alaska Pacific University, email@example.com , 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Applications reviewed as received.
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