UAF CLA Bi-Partite Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Psychology
United States

Position Summary:

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applicants for a bi-partite non-tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We have a particular need for candidates with experience in teaching both online and in-class courses with a multicultural proficiency and an ability to teach across multiple areas of psychology. The University of Alaska has instituted promotion guidelines for non-tenure track faculty positions. If you’re interested, apply here!


Service: Provide service to Psychology department, college, university, and community, serve on committees focused on department curriculum as well as development and maintenance of online classes and program, attend department, college and university functions, participate in academic and professional associations. Teaching: teach undergraduate courses both face-to-face and online, mentor students, maintain reasonable office hours, engage in continuous professional development in teaching and instructional technology.

The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applicants for a bi-partite non-tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2019.


The UAF Psychology Department is a dynamic group of faculty with a commitment to multicultural perspectives who place a high priority on creating an environment supportive of the promotion of ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Successful applicants will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students in both online and face-to-face modalities and is interested in being in Alaska long-term.


Our undergraduate program is one of the largest at UAF, a small research university with a Carnegie RU/H classification that is ranked in the top 20 of small research universities by Academic Analytics. Our department offers a new and growing online undergraduate degree program that aims to provide an equally rigorous and engaged education to distance students. We are seeking applicants interested in becoming an integral part of this growth.  Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to develop critical thinking, honor diversity, and promote human welfare. Psychology majors enjoy opportunities for participation in undergraduate research as well as community-based learning experiences. We seek applicants who can add to the breadth and diversity of our program, while expanding in-class and out-of-class opportunities for psychology students, especially online students.


Qualifications: Doctorate in psychology (at time of appointment). Applicants with master’s degree in psychology will be considered if accompanied by 10 or more years of teaching experience. We seek candidates with experience in teaching both online and in-class modalities with the ability to teach across multiple areas of psychology with multi-cultural proficiency. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or interest in working with diverse populations, such as Indigenous peoples.




To ensure consideration, please apply prior to April 21, 2019 at 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time. A review of applicants will begin April 22, 2019. The position will be open until filled.




Please include ALL of the following with your application (NOTE: if any of the following items are missing, your application will not be considered.):


1.     Cover Letter


2.     CV (including history of courses taught)


3.     Teaching Philosophy Statement


4.     One sample syllabus as instructor of record for a face-to-face undergraduate psychology course


5.     One sample syllabus for an online course


6.     Names of three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses.


7.    Unofficial transcripts showing conferral of advanced degree




If you have difficulties with the application please contact Ellen Cruse, CLA Human Resources Coordinator at 907-474-1134 or


Background Check:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Term Position:


This position term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


Union Representation:


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).


Training Policy:


It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:


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Notice of Nondiscrimination:


The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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