Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Science. Candidates should have specialization in ecology, botany, natural history, and biology.
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 aspires to become a Tribal university, and by honoring Alaska’s Indigenous heritage, exemplifying excellence, and preparing paths 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 Alaskan and Alaska Native professionals from within the state.
The Program Area
The Marine and Environmental Science program offers a broad spectrum of core curriculum and specialized studies dedicated to studying human impacts on the environment. The Marine and Environmental Science program area has concentrations in Ecology, Earth and Climate, Marine Biology, Fisheries, Aquarium and Husbandry Science, and minors in Math and Environmental Policy. At the graduate level the Master of Environmental Science is designed for individuals pursuing deeper understandings of field based science in the northern regions. Marine and Environmental Science is part of the Institute of Culture and Environment, which also includes Outdoor Studies, Education, Environmental Public Health, and Liberal Studies programs.
Duties of the Position
The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year, typcially 6 – 4 credit courses per year. The position focuses on teaching ecology, biology, and natural history. Course assignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degree programs. Responsibilities also include mentorship and advising for students. All faculty are encouraged to develop scholarship or creative work in their chosen field. Faculty are expected to participate in outcomes assessment, curriculum development, university committees, 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
Earned doctorate in ecology, biology, or related field, or distinguished accomplishments that are considered equivalent in the area of expertise, required at time of appointment. Experience teaching field courses in northern climates preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in a core competency area related to scientific inquiry. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both teaching and mentoring are preferred.
Application Process & Deadline
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 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, (2) examples of teaching effectiveness and/or scholarship, (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: Paul Twardock, Director of the Institute of Culture and Environment, firstname.lastname@example.org, 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications should be received by February 18th, 2019, for full consideration.
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