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Adjunct Instructor - UAA Department of Anthropology

University of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

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Adjunct Instructor - UAA Department of Anthropology
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- Job Number: 521262
- Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
- Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit 3
- Work type: Adjunct Faculty
- Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
- School/Business unit:UAA College of Arts & Sciences
- Location: Anchorage
- Categories: Education/Instructional
Position Summary:The UAA College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology is accepting applications for adjunct instructors. Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. The Anthropology undergraduate program provides students with a solid foundation in the contemporary theory and practice of anthropology through lecture courses and instruction that encourage critical thinking and provide opportunities for independent research and fieldwork. Anthropology is about us - all the people of the world. We search for information about modern diseases we've inherited from our ancestors, how governments are run, and why families are more diverse than we see on television, and the causes of domestic violence or addiction. Anthropologists explore how languages affect the way we think and identify ourselves to others, and even the beginnings of language, symbolic thought, and music.
100 The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content guide. Adjunct faculty are expected to be available for student contact and hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Essential
Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool from which instructors will be hired as needed. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of an appointment, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester; hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis according to the needs of that semester's schedule. Salary is based on the adjunct pay scale as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and is dependent on the number of semesters taught within the University of Alaska system. Minimum pay is $1,198.80 per credit.
Adjunct instructors must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment.
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.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents during the application process:
- Cover letter that notes the relevance of your education and experience to this adjunct position, and the course(s) or areas of expertise you feel you are qualified to teach
- Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
- Contact information for three professional references
Applicants must be available to work within Alaska during the length of the assignment. Applicants will be evaluated on the suitability of their academic preparation, past teaching experience, and potential for providing high quality instruction to undergraduate students in a manner consistent with the specific course content guides in the Department of Anthropology.
Applicants must have expertise and experience relevant to teaching the specific course content. Experience teaching college-level courses in Anthropology or closely related field is preferred.
The successful candidate will have at least a Masters degree in Anthropology or closely related field. Faculty teaching upper-division courses or graduate courses should hold a terminal degree in the appropriate discipline. A PhD in Anthropology or closely related field is preferred.
Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.
This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.
Union Representation:
This position is represented by United Academic - Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
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.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any
Pursuant to Board of Regents' Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sabrina Haverfield, HR Coordinator, UAA Department of Anthropology, at or (907) 786-1710.
Advertised: 22 Jul 2022 Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Mar 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time

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