Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. Candidates should have experience teaching Chemistry, Environmental Health, and related topics.
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 bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally-relevant issues. APU embraces competency development and cultural relevancy throughout the curriculum, fostering high-level intellectual and practical skills, wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility APU’s campus sits adjacent to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) on the Alaska Native Health Campus. APU and ANTHC have formed a strategic partnership, with the aspiration of moving APU towards Tribal University status, 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 B.S. in Marine & Environmental Science (MES) prepares students to address the challenges the complexities of local, regional, and global environmental issues. The degree provides students integration and specialization with a strong core of math and science, and optional concentrations of Marine Biology, Earth and Climate Science, Ecology, Fishery Ecology, Aquarium and Husbandry Science, and Applied Math. The area provides courses satisfying the core competencies such as quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry. The program area also offers the M.S. in Environmental Science, which deepens student’s understanding of the role that field-based science plays in determining economic and political policies that shape northern regions. APU is currently in the process of planning and proposing a B.S. in Environmental Health, particularly to meet workforce needs in rural Alaska.
Duties of the Position
The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3 courses per semester) with potential load reduction for time spent on Environmental Health program planning. Teaching assignments are focused on the undergraduate level, with primary classes being chemistry and environmental health. The position will include assisting in program development of an environmental health degree program, including curriculum development, community partnerships, and marketing strategies. 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 Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and 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 contracts.
Date of Appointment
Ph.D. required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in a core competency area related to chemistry, environmental science, and environmental health. 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 April 16, 2018, for full consideration.
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