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Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History

University of Alaska
Juneau, AK 99801

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The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of History to begin in Fall 2022.


100%Teach undergraduate courses to include survey-level world history content and upper-level history courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught. Develop an independent research agenda in the area of the candidate's specialization and/or in areas broadly consistent with the social sciences program. Perform appropriate University service.Essential

About UAS:

UAS is located in a region known internationally for its spectacular scenery, rich marine and fisheries resources, friendly communities, and diverse Indigenous cultures. UAS is a regional comprehensive university with campuses in three communities—Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka—which are connected to each other via airplane or ferry. It is also one of three major universities in the UA system which also includes the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

UAS provides student‐focused education with strong foundations in liberal arts, and robust programs in social science, teacher education, environmental and outdoor studies, biology and marine biology, career and technical education, business and public administration, Alaska Native arts, languages and studies, among others. UAS offers exceptional high‐impact, interdisciplinary learning opportunities including fieldwork in marine and glacial environments, experiential and service-learning, international study, and engagement with community organizations. The university has a long and successful history of providing both local and online degree and course offerings, serving a student body of approximately 2000 students.

The UAS Mission Statement: The University of Alaska Southeast is a student‐centered university that provides instruction in liberal arts, professional, and technical fields. On the homelands of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples, we serve the coastal environments, cultures, economies, and communities of Alaska, through interdisciplinary education, workforce development, and scholarship, research, and creative activity.

UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with salary based on experience. This position is covered by the UNAC collective bargaining agreement. UA employees receive excellent benefits including tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision coverage.

The Department of Social Sciences embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all backgrounds and abilities. The University of Alaska Southeast is an AA/EEO employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

1. PhD in History or a related field
2. Ability to teach world history survey courses, historical methods/historiography courses,
and interdisciplinary social science courses
3. Ability to teach upper-level history courses in areas of applicant’s interest
and specialization, subject to student interest and needs
4. Ability to offer survey courses in the social sciences
5. Experience teaching undergraduate courses and demonstrated potential for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Desired Characteristics

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:

1. Ability to offer interdisciplinary courses in areas such as indigeneity and decolonization;
Pacific worlds; or world environmental, social, and cultural history
2. Ability to teach in interdisciplinary departments and programs
3. Ability to collaborate with cross-disciplinary faculty from a variety of subjects
4. Experience working with first generation students, non-traditional students, Alaska Native
and American Indian students, Filipino and Pacific Islander students, and other diverse
student groups
5. Experience teaching in an online/distance or blended/hybrid learning environment
6. Have a developed research agenda
7. Potential to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast Alaska, the cultural
homeland of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.

To Apply:

Please apply prior to the review date. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on January 19, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on January 18, 2022.

Please include the following with your application:

Cover letter including a statement of interest, preparedness for teaching, and preparedness for research
Philosophy of teaching statement
Three professional references with contact information
Transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions (*Note: Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

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 individual:

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 University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: 03 Dec 2021 Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close:

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