THE UNIVERSITY: 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. https://www.alaskapacific.edu/
THE PROGRAM AREA: A faculty appointment in Education will including teaching responsibilities across education programs including the post-baccalaureate K-8 Teacher Certification program, the BA in Community and Place Based Education, and the Masters of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education. These programs are part of APU’s Institute for Culture and Environment. Other programs in the Institute include Outdoor Studies, Liberal Studies, and Marine and Environmental Science.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3 courses per semester with the possibility of release for administrative duties or grant funded projects as appropriate and approved). This position will also include student advising duties. Course assignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degree programs. All faculty are encouraged to develop scholarship or creative work in their chosen field, and 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 experience, and is prescribed by a university-wide salary range. APU is a non-tenure college; faculty are eligible for multi-year appointments after initial contracts.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall 2022.
QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have earned a graduate degree (terminal degree preferred) in Education or closely related field at time of appointment. Experience working with Indigenous communities is strongly preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include:
-Alaska teaching experience
-Current teaching certification
-Experience teaching university courses including the development of new courses
-Experience mentoring or coaching educators
APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE: Please click Apply Online and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . If your CV exceeds 4 MB, please include it with the other documents.
In addition to a CV, interested candidates should send (1) unofficial copies of all academic transcripts, (3) names of three references, and (4) a letter of interest describing how the applicant’s professional and pedagogical goals fit with APU’s dedication to experiential and project-based learning. Please submit materials to email@example.com .
Please direct questions about the position to: Dr. Elaine Alvey, Assistant Professor and Director of Teacher Education, Alaska Pacific University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications will be reviewed as received.
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