Assistant Professor of Outdoor Studies
University of Alaska - Valdez, AK

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Months per Year

9 months per year

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  • W = Statewide
  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS
A-PWS Instruction

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University of Alaska Anchorage



Job Type

Sports and Recreation Faculty Employment Instruction Teaching Education Distance Education

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Salary commensurate with experience


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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

Support University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. Coordinate Outdoor Leadership Studies (ODS) degree program. Assist and advise the PWSCC Dean of Instruction with, and participate in, curriculum development and recruitment of instructors for courses in Outdoor Leadership AAS program. Promote for-credit Outdoor Leadership courses and AAS degree to prospective students. Facilitate inter-campus partnership with other Alaska colleges. Partner with local outdoor service providers to cultivate student internship opportunities.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills Experience working with private and public external constituencies Ability to advocate for the university Ability to acquire funding from external sources. General background in related field

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

Master degree in Outdoor Studies or closely related field at time of appointment. PhD preferred.

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

Minimum of 5 years in similar position or related work or industry experience.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered please attach: 1. Resume (or Curriculum Vitae) 2. Cover Letter 3. References (contact information for at least three professional references) 4. Transcript 1 (Copy of college/university level transcripts) Optional attachments 5. Supplemental Document 1 (List of publications) 6. Supplemental Document 2 (Philosophy of teaching statement) 7. Transcript 2 (additional transcripts) 8. Transcript 3 (additional transcripts)

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Job Duties


Job Duties:
Support Prince William Sound Community College Bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service.
The successful applicant will be expected to continue to develop Outdoor Leadership AAS and teaching areas
Help establish a strong externally funded program
Mentor and supervise graduate students

Job Duties:
The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description.
Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.
Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities.
Provide College and Community service.

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