Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • University of Alaska Southeast
  • Juneau, AK
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Psychology

Job Description

 Job no:  516614
Classification:  Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:  UNAC Grade 30
Work type:  Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:  University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:  UAS School of Arts & Sciences
Location:  Juneau
Categories:  Education/Instructional


This position will be housed in an interdisciplinary department that includes colleagues at regional campuses in Ketchikan and Sitka. Job duties will include teaching an array of undergraduate courses in psychology; advising and mentoring students as they navigate their degree programs; developing a body of peer-reviewed research and scholarship; and serving the university as well as the broader Juneau community.Essential

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. PhD in Psychology or a related field (ABD will be considered if degree completion is expected in less than a year).

  2. Ability to teach introductory/survey courses in Psychology.

  3. Ability to teach upper division psychology courses in areas of applicant's interest and specialization, subject to student interest and program needs. 

  4. Ability to publish peer-reviewed research and scholarship in applicant's areas of specialization;

  5. A commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and the ability to deliver effective undergraduate instruction in Southeast Alaska, a post-colonial setting and the cultural homeland of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples.

*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.

Desirable Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Ability to offer courses with an interdisciplinary focus in areas such as social psychology, race/ethnicity, cultural psychology, and/or political psychology or other areas related to existing UAS academic programs;

  2. Ability to offer survey courses in the Social Sciences, including quantitative methods offerings;

  3. Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes. 

  4. Ability to offer courses in behavioral health;

  5. Ability to offer courses in an online or hybrid in-class/online environment;

  6. Experience working with first generation students, non-traditional students, Native American/Alaska Native/American Indian and other diverse student groups;

  7. Demonstrated ability to live and work in a relatively small, isolated community in a temperate rainforest.

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

For more information about our School of Arts and Sciences and our Department please visit us online:

Located on 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.

Application Materials & Instructions to Apply:

An initial review of applicants will begin on April 5, 2021.  To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55PM Alaska time on April 4, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.  

Please include the following with your application: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, the names and contact information for three professional references, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. 

Uploaded application documents must be viewable, and not password protected, in order to allow for processing. 


Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (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.

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