FULL TIME FACULTY of Biology/Health Sciences: The Marine and Environmental Sciences Program and the Health Sciences Program at Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for a full-time faculty position with rank depending on educational preparation and experience. Candidates should have specialization in the Biological Sciences with documented experience teaching at the university level.
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 Areas
Foundational sciences are organized within the Marine and Environmental Sciences Program area of the Institute of Culture and Environment. The program are offers a Bachelor of Science with an integrated core curriculum and a broad range of concentrations which include Marine Biology, Earth & Climate Science, Ecology, Fisheries Ecology and Aquarium & Husbandry Science. The area also offers minors in Environmental Policy, Marine & Environmental Science and Mathematics. The MES program also offers a Bachelor’s of Science and minor in Environmental Public Health. At the graduate level the Masters of Science in Environmental Science is for students seeking deeper understanding of the role that field based science plays in determining economic and political policies that shape northern regions. The Institute of Culture and Environment also includes Outdoor Studies, Education, and Liberal Studies.
The Health Sciences Program offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences; Associates of Science in Community Health & Health Occupations; Undergraduate Certificates in Community Health & Health Occupations and an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Pre-Med and Pre-Nursing. The Health Sciences Area is part of the Institute of Health & Wellness, which also includes the Nursing and Counseling Psychology Programs.
Duties of the Position
The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. We are looking for candidates with teaching expertise in the following areas: Biology & Microbiology for Health Sciences. Other helpful areas of expertise can be: Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Statistics, Mathematics (Beginning Algebra through Calculus II) & Physics. Our teaching needs include, but are not limited to, Introductory Biology, Microbiology, mathematics, and other foundational departmental offerings in support of Environmental and Health Sciences curricula. Responsibilities also include serving on university committees, collaborating with the department to develop and enhance current programs, and opportunities to supervise undergraduate and master’s student projects.
Rank and Salary
Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience and is proscribed by a university-wide salary range.
Date of Appointment
Requirements for the position include an earned doctorate by July 1, 2022 in one of the above disciplines or a closely related discipline and has demonstrated success in undergraduate experiential education. The ideal candidate will be able to teach in two or more of the stated curricular areas, but otherwise qualified candidates who can teach in one discipline will also be considered.
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 Equal Opportunity Self Report is optional. Please upload your CV (in a .txt, .doc, or .pdf) at the end of the application form.
In addition to your CV, interested candidates should send: (1) examples of teaching effectiveness and/or scholarship, (2) names of three references, and (3) a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please direct questions about the position to: Pamela Maslyk, Director of the Institute of Culture and Environment, email@example.com, 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Applications accepted immediately; position open until filled.
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