Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Opening: Assistant Professor in AK

Location: Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer Alaska PCN: 500008; Posting 0061874 Full-time, Regular appointment Salary: Commensurate with applicable academic preparation & experience To apply for this position go to: http:// www.uakjobs.com/ Search for posting number 0061874 Review date is 4/29/2011 but applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for the Anthropology Assistant Professor position beginning January of 2012. It includes instruction in support of programs at KPC/KBC. The position will teach a 5-part workload with four parts teaching and one part university/community service. This position will advise students in course selection and degree requirements.

This position is located at KBC, Kachemak Bay Campus which is located in Homer (pop. 14,000) on the southern shores of Kachemak Bay, overlooking snow-capped mountains and Cook Inlet. It is home to the Pratt Museum, one of the top small museums in the US and nationally-recognized and is considered one of the "Top Best Art Towns in America". Homer provides world-class outdoor recreational, wildlife viewing, maritime and cultural opportunities.

KBC offers two-year Associates of Arts and Associates of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to occupational certifications and baccalaureate degrees, such as Psychology, Art, Biology, History, Elementary Education.

Kenai Peninsula College has made significant efforts at increasing its diversity. During the last 10 years the number of minority students has increased from 110 to 310 students and now account for 14.1% of our student body. Alaskan Native and American Indian students have increased 189% from 71 in 2000 to 205 in 2010. KPC enrolls more Alaska Native/American Indian, Pacific Island, Asian, Black and Hispanic students than any other UAA community campus. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position may require instruction of evening classes.

First review of applications will begin April 29th but later applications will be accepted until the position is closed.

Education Requirements: Master's degree in Anthropology or a related degree and substantial years documented teaching and service. Preferred: ABD or PhD in Anthropology from an accredited institution with substantial experience teaching effectively; primarily anthropology.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Documented ability to effectively teach general anthropology and liberal sciences/sociology-related courses at the freshman and sophomore levels. Demonstrated knowledge of diverse cultures and populations including Alaskan cultures. Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse range of students, faculty and staff. Ability to advocate for the university. General background in a related field. Interests in general, cultural, applied and environmental anthropology, environmental social sciences and liberal arts. Demonstrated commitment to excellence and student success.

Experience Required: Substantial experience effectively teaching 100-200 college level Anthropology courses. Experience using contemporary teaching and learning techniques and a variety of instructional methods. Experience working with private and public external constituencies. Preferred: Experience teaching E-Learning courses and utilizing instructional technology. Experience teaching upper division courses in undergraduate anthropology, sociology and interdisciplinary liberal sciences courses. Demonstrated strengths in environmental social science, liberal sciences, social complexity institutions, globalization and ethnographic study of regional peoples and cultures. Demonstrated ability advising or mentoring students in a culturally diverse environment.

Primary Duties: This position will support University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. This position will develop and teach lower and a limited number of upper division anthropology courses including Intro. to Anthropology, Rise of Civilization, Cultural Anthropology, Culture and Ecology, Natives of Alaska, and Liberal/Environmental Studies courses. This position will mentor and advise students. This position will be responsible for teaching courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Faculty members are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. This position is responsible for developing and/or modifying curriculum including and teaching modalities utilizing distance delivery/E-learning. Provide university and community service including committee work that supports campus and college goals, collaborating activities with area agencies/Native villages and campus public programs as well as museum study development projects.

Applications will be accepted after the review date until the position is closed.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vita 3. Five professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and physical addresses 4. Unofficial transcript copies (successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts) 5. One-page teaching philosophy statement of teaching anthropology

Your application will be considered after all of the above requirements are met. Any additional materials may be scanned into the application as supplemental documents 1-8. If you have any difficulty scanning these documents please email the documents to inemr@uaa.alaska.edu, fax them to 907-262-0316, attention Recruitment, or mail them to Kenai Peninsula College, Recruitment, 156 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Please contact Carol Swartz, Kachemak Bay Campus/KPC for additional information at (907) 235-7743 or incis@uaa.alaska.edu.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should call 907-262-0317 or email inemr@uaa.alaska.edu.

Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

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