Assistant Professor
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Salary commensurate with experience


Salary commensurate with academic preparation and experience

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a progressive institution of higher education offering more than 130 programs ranging from certificate programs to associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees. The largest university in the University of Alaska system, UAA serves 20,000 plus students at campuses in Anchorage and community campuses and extension centers throughout Southcentral Alaska. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks an animal physiologist with research expertise in the area of stress physiology for a tripartite, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level to complement existing departmental strengths in animal physiology and molecular biology. The successful candidate will establish a research program investigating either cellular or molecular aspects of physiological stress, broadly defined as any external source of damage to the organism. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program, compete for and obtain external funding, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate must have teaching, service and research capabilities as well as a strong publication record, including at least one publication as first author in a refereed journal.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Ph.D. Degree in Biology or relevant scientific field. Two or more years of postdoctoral experience is expected. Ability to develop a strong research program, obtain external funding, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. Teaching, service and research capabilities appropriate for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor university faculty. Strong publication record, including at least one publication as first author in a refereed journal.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Ph.D. degree in Biology or relevant scientific field at time of appointment. Two or more years of postdoctoral experience.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

Demonstrated strong publication record. Required to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, along with establishing a strong research program and obtaining external funding.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Candidates whose research complements existing departmental strengths in organismal physiology, molecular genetics, or toxicology are preferred. Substantial postdoctoral experience preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following: 1) Cover letter 2) Contact information for 3 Professional References 3) Research Statement (Research Document) 4) Philosophy of Teaching Statement 5) CV (include record of publications) 6) Unofficial copy of transcript (an Official Transcript will be required for the successful candidate)

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Job Duties


  • Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research and public service.
  • Publish peer reviewed literature.
  • Mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Assist to establish a strong externally funded program.
  • Provide university, professional and community service.
  • Faculty are expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.

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