Alaska Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Alaska Pacific University (APU) is a private, independent university that emphasizes personal growth through student-centered, experiential education using Alaska, the Arctic and the Pacific Rim as laboratories for learning. We are a dynamic and growing liberal arts and professional studies university offering undergraduate, graduate and degree completion programs in an experiential mode. Alaska Pacific is dedicated to developing future and current leaders who have lifelong and critical learning skills. The faculty is expected to be flexible and willing to teach within an interdisciplinary environment – one that allows for teamwork, experimentation, and growth.
The University does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, change in marital status, sexual preference, citizenship or authorized alien status, veteran or disabled veteran status or Vietnam veteran status or any other classifications protected by law.
Alaska Pacific University only accepts applications for open positions. All interested applicants must complete an Application for Employment to be considered for open positions.
If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at (907) 564-8265.
ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
Alaska Pacific University (APU) invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor of Psychology with demonstrated professional experience.
APU is a small, private liberal arts university, known for experiential and project-based learning. The university campus is in Anchorage, Alaska, a thriving all-American city and home to more than 300,000 residents. APU offers a unique set of bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, with emphasis on Alaska-critical and globally-relevant issues. APU embraces a competency-based curriculum, which fosters high-level intellectual and practical skills, wide-ranging knowledge of science, cultures, and society, and an active commitment to personal and social responsibility. https://www.alaskapacific.edu/
THE PROGRAM AREA
APU offers three degrees in Psychology: a BA in Counseling Psychology; a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology; and a Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology. Area faculty are dedicated to providing personalized, experiential, hands-on instruction to ignite personal passion, self-discovery, and deep learning. The doctoral classes are offered during weekend intensives with supplemental online meetings, or during evening hours, to better serve working professionals. The area operates with a collaborative approach and is appreciative of creativity in scholarly pursuits.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION
The contract carries a 9-month teaching load of 24 credit hours per year (typically, 3 courses per semester). Teaching assignments cross undergraduate and graduate levels, with at least 50% of the teaching load at the doctoral level. Course assignments are based upon expertise and needs of the degree programs. Responsibilities include mentorship for students particularly at the graduate level, support for dissertation work, and supervision of practicums and internships. 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 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
Earned doctorate in Psychology at time of appointment. Licensed psychologist in Alaska. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in a core competency area related to counseling psychology. Successful candidates include those with proficiency in research, teaching and mentoring, or those with extensive professional experience at the doctoral level as a licensed psychologist and supervisory experience related to psychometric and clinical practice. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in both teaching and professional skills 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 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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Please direct questions about the position to: Dr, Esther Beth Sullivan, Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, Alaska Pacific University, email@example.com , 4101 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508. Completed applications should be received by February 10, 2017, for full consideration.
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Assistant Director of Campus Life
This is a 12-month live-in position, with varying hours and some weekend assignments. This position includes a furnished apartment in Campus Housing and available use of campus meal plan during the academic year.
The Assistant Director of Campus Life for Residential Programs & Activities is a live-in position that reports to the Director of Campus Life and is responsible for coordinating social, educational, and leadership programming in the residence halls and the campus. In addition, the Assistant Director collaborates with the planning and implementation of all aspects of the on-campus housing program to create a healthy residential community.
The Assistant Director participates in overseeing the paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff. The position includes working with individual students regarding developmental issues and is required to advise, counsel and make referrals to students who are adjusting to college life at Alaska Pacific University (APU). This is a live-in position that requires on-call responsibilities and some evening and weekend work hours. The Assistant Director is a member of the Student Affairs division and collaborates with a variety of staff and students to provide quality activities for the community.
Supervision & Leadership:
- Collaborate closely with Director of Campus Life to develop and implement annual Resident Assistant selection, training, and ongoing supervision.
- Recruit, hire, train & supervise student workers to assist with implementation of student events and activities, such as office assistants.
- Serve as an advisor to student staff on academic and personal issues. Facilitate personal and professional development of staff members such that they are effective role models, mentors and leaders for their residents.
- Seek opportunities for continuing professional development and actively participate in professional associations, training workshops, conferences & retreats.
- Participate in weekly RA staff meetings and bi-weekly Student Affairs Team meetings.
Community Development & Programming:
- Be a first professional contact for students living on campus for counseling, mediation and conduct issues.
- Work with individual students to resolve various residential issues such as roommate conflicts, family concerns, and adjustment to college life at APU.
- Serve as a role model, resource person and referral agent primarily to resident students.
- Develop positive relationships with students.
- Promote community development by implementing creative social, educational and cultural student programs and activities.
- Advise, train, and support student staff and residential students in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of hall programming.
- Advise student organizations as assigned by the Director of Campus Life.
- Oversee annual Activities budget of $12,000-$15,000. Actively participate in development of departmental and hall activity budgets. Ensure accurate and effective financial record keeping.
- Participate and assist in supervision of major events held by the University such as: New Student Orientation, Campus Visit Weekends, Spring Carnival, Fall Block Party and others as assigned.
- Manage promotion and advertising of campus activities through online calendar postings, digital bulletin boards, notices throughout campus, weekly emails, and participating in programming coordinators meetings with Outdoor Programming, Recreational Programming, and ASAPU programming.
- Understanding of issues relevant to rural and Native Alaskan Cultures highly preferred.
- Assist with day-to-day administrative aspects of housing program, including management of student housing contracts, room assignments, key management, room changes, check-ins & check-outs, spring room selection, and hall opening & closings.
- Engage in assessment efforts to research student needs, interests, perceptions, and satisfaction including the Annual Quality of Life Survey.
- Prepare annual reports related specifically to campus activities and programming as directed by Director of Campus Life.
- Develop and maintain productive working relationships with other campus departments.
- Assist the Conference and Events Coordinator Office in the planning and implementation of summer conferences.
- Serve on the team that coordinates formal disciplinary procedures within campus residences. Adjudicate low-level conduct cases and assign disciplinary sanctions according to guidelines in the Campus Life Handbook & Student Handbook.
- Serve on University committees as assigned by the Director of Campus Life.
- Participate in professional development opportunities.
- Oversee art-gallery, reservations, event set-up and technology use in the Robert B. McMillen Student Center. Coordinate Student Center use with the Conference and Events Coordinator Office during the non-academic session.
- Oversees the yearly installation and removal of residence hall and student center TVs/Dish receivers.
Critical Incidence Response:
- Share responsibility with other Campus Life Office staff members for scheduled evening & weekend On-Call coverage in an emergency first-responder capacity, on a weekly basis, one to two times monthly.
- During On-Call coverage, demonstrate reasonable availability and accessibility to residents, including evenings & weekends.
- Recognize and respond to emergency situations, policy violations, and safety issues in a timely and responsible manner.
Required Education & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years relevant paraprofessional or community-living leadership experience required.
- Experience working and providing support to students and student groups.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and advise students.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills appropriate to a collegiate setting.
- Strong computer literacy skills.
- Understanding the value of a liberal arts educational experience.
- Familiarity with current trends within the collegiate environment including multicultural issues, new technologies, student development theory, and other recent developments.
- Ability to develop and implement creative ideas to foster learning outside the classroom.
- Strong human relation skills demonstrating the ability to work effectively with diverse people found in a college setting.
- Ability to pass a 7 year Driving History and Background check.
Desired Education & Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field or at least two years of full-time, professional experience in Student Affairs.
- Experience implementing special events including student activities, recreational programs, musical events, speaker series, or other similar events.
- Successful candidate will be student-centered, enthusiastic, and flexible.
- Self-directed person who shows initiative.
- An understanding of Alaska Native culture and its people
- Positive attitude.
- Experience utilizing data management software.
Salary $29,000 -$31,000 + Housing & MealsApply Online