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UAF College of Liberal Arts Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology

University of Alaska
Nenana, Alaska
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Feb 11, 2023

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UAF College of Liberal Arts Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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- Job Number: 521896
- Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
- Grade:UNAC Grade 30
- Work type: Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus
- Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
- School/Business unit:UAF College of Liberal Arts
- Location: Fairbanks
- Categories: Education/Instructional
Position Summary:The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
25% Research - data collection and analysis, preparing research results for publication, preparing grant applications, conference presentations Essential
5% Service - departmental service advising students and other duties as needed, possible university committee service, external professional service (e.g., serving as an academic editor, reviewing papers and grants, serving on grant panels), and community outreach. Essential
70% Teaching - Teaching duties specifically include established lower, upper, and stacked courses (e.g., Introduction to Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Archaeology of Hunter Gatherers and other courses in archaeology and bioanthropology. Advise, mentor, and support students. Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught. Develop and modify curriculum for face to face, distance delivery and other teaching modalities. Essential
This position has funding for a maximum of four years. Applicants must have training in archaeology and/or biological anthropology, with a research focus that complements but does not duplicate faculty expertise. Examples of desirable research foci include (but are not limited to) forensic anthropology, stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeology, archaeogenetics and community archaeology. Expertise in, or willingness to expand research foci to circumpolar regions is preferred, but not required.
Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching. The teaching load and duties specifically will include a lower division, four-field, introduction to anthropology course (ANTH F101X), bioarchaeology (ANTH F426), and an advanced undergraduate/graduate course on the archaeology of hunter gatherers (ANTH F492/692) and other upper or lower division courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate is expected to prepare curriculum for in-person, online, asynchronous or distance delivery and other teaching modalities as needed. Faculty in the Department of Anthropology has a strong record of obtaining internal funding to support undergraduate research, the ideal candidate will create opportunities to engage students in their research program.
Other responsibilities may include service to the department (e.g., advising undergraduate anthropology majors, faculty liaison for the anthropology club or organizing the colloquium series), serving on university faculty governance committees and/or community service and outreach.
PhD in Anthropology or related field at time of appointment required.
Founded in 1917, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System with a diverse student body and desirable faculty-student ratios, and is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant institution. UAF has an RU/H Carnegie classification (Doctoral/Research Universities-Intensive), and is ranked by Academic Analytics among the top 20 small research universities in the US. UAF is situated in a beautiful rural northern setting and is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Ability to teach a variety of archaeology and bioanthropology classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ability to teach both face to face and online courses using distance education technology. Skill in online teaching and verbal communication. Knowledge of general and specific subject areas in archaeology and/or biological anthropology.
Typical Experience:
Experience teaching at the university level, conducting independent research projects, providing professional service to university or public communities.
Required Education or Training:
PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology at time of appointment required. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Expertise and experience in archaeology or bioanthropology research.
Salary Information:
This is a full-time, term, non-tenure track faculty position position complete with both a competitive salary andfull employee benefits package ( . Salary placement dependent on education and experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit:
- Cover Letter addressing training and research interests
- Curriculum Vitae
- Philosophy of teaching including courses taught or prepared, online teaching experience, and approach to course delivery and mentoring (two pages)
- Teaching evaluations or sample syllabi or teaching materials
- Graduate Transcripts (unofficial OK)
- Names of three professional references with phone and email contact information
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time, Sunday, October 30, 2022. An initial review will begin October 31, 2022. This recruitment will remain open until filled.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
UAF COVID Requirements
At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha' campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.
This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).
Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ellen Cruse, HR Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts, atercruse@alaska.eduor (907) 474-1134.
Advertised: 27 Sep 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time
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