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Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Employer
University of Alaska System
Location
Badger, Alaska
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Anthropology invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Bioanthropology. Applicants must have training in biological anthropology and independent research experience on a specific question within biological anthropology. Expertise in dental anthropology, human biological variation, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, human osteology and pathology, or paleogenetics is a plus, but all research foci will be included.

Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching. The teaching load and duties specifically may include a lower division, four-field, introduction to anthropology course (ANTH F101), introduction to biological anthropology (ANTH F221), human osteology (ANTH 422/622, analytical techniques (ANTH 426/626), anthropology and race (ANTH F225), human biological variation (ANTH F315), other established lower and upper division/graduate courses as needed, and courses in area of specialization. The successful candidate must hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught and develop and modify curriculum for distance delivery and other teaching modalities.

Service duties include: 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).

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

Ability to teach a variety of bioanthropology classes (preferably in dental anthropology, human variation, forensic anthropology, or bioarchaeology). Ability to teach online courses using distance education technology. Skill in online teaching and verbal communication. Knowledge of general and specific subject areas in biological anthropology.

Experience teaching at the university level, conducting independent research projects, providing professional service to university or public communities.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Anthropology with a specialization in Biological Anthropology (Dental Anthropology, Human Variation, Paleogenetics, Forensic Anthropology, or Bioarchaeology preferred but all considered) at time of appointment required.

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.

Expertise and experience in bioanthropology research.

Position Details:

This position is located on the UA campus in Fairbanks. This is a full-time, non tenure track assistant professor position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Applications for this position will be accepted for review on 05/01/2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time on 04/30/2024.

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

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.
  • 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.

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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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 Miriam Stelges, CLA HR Coordinator, at mmstelges@alaska.edu or 907-474-7231.
  • Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu.

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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