Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology
University of Alaska - Sitka, AK

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9 months per academic year

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  • F = UAF
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  • S = UAS
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University of Alaska Southeast


Juneau/Southeast Region

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Faculty Employment Teaching

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Salary commensurate with experience


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University of Alaska Southeast - (907) 796-6273

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Job Posting Summary

Serve as program manager and instructor for UAS Fisheries Technology program, located in Sitka, Alaska. Work closely with the Sitka Campus Director, UAS faculty and staff, State and Federal agency personnel, Native corporations, private hatcheries, faculty and staff from other University of Alaska campuses, trainees, students, and other fisheries related business owners, operators, and managers. Responsibilities include education, demonstration, providing outreach programs in aquaculture, fisheries management, and teaching assignments that include introductory fisheries courses. Research with undergraduates, department service, and student advising are expected. Frequent travel throughout Alaska, including outreach locations is required. This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty appointment, covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Successful applicant must relocate/reside in Sitka, Alaska.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

--Knowledge of technical operation of hatcheries and/or mariculture operations --Strong interpersonal and communication skills in an environment involving a variety of native cultures and age levels. This should specifically include the documented ability to effectively communicate technical content and training. --Demonstrated success in working effectively with local, regional, and statewide employers in building career pathways for program graduates --Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices in e-Learning course design and delivery --Ability to advocate for the university

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

--Master's degree required in related field, Ph.D preferred --Broad training in biology with emphasis in aquaculture or fish biology --Advanced technical training, operational work experience, or professional certification in addition to degree requirements

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

--Experience showing outreach, publications, research experience, successful grantsmanship, and commitment to undergraduate education --Prior successful leadership experience in organizing, managing and directing projects and programs within a collaborative professional team --Successful experience in classroom and/or laboratory teaching, workshop training, and/or on-site instruction and technical assistance --Experience in developing and managing grants/contracts --Prior experience working with Native cultures and rural communities

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

--Knowledge of web 2.0 tools, including online social networking as applicable to higher education --Experience using web-based course development and delivery software, such as PowerPoint, Blackboard, Breeze, and/or Lectora --Experience teaching blended, hybrid or fully online courses in a higher education environment

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following documents are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. 1) COVER LETTER: provide a brief summary of your qualifications as they pertain to this job posting. 2) CURRICULUM VITA: be specific in your details and include dates of employment for each employer listed with a brief description of your duties, as well as qualifications and educational history. 3) REFERENCES: provide a list of three professional references, include at least one recent supervisor, with telephone numbers and email addresses for each. Indicate if the reference is a current supervisor, former supervisor, or co-worker. 4) TEACHING PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT 5) TRANSCRIPTS: copies of unofficial transcripts/certificates must be provided at time of application in order to be considered for this position. Official transcripts are required at time of job offer. For assistance with the application process or for information regarding this position call Nicole Rogers, Human Resources at UAS Sitka Campus, at 907-747-7706 or e-mail at

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program for federal contracts only. For our FAQ and F1 student information please see the following: E-Verify FAQ: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


1) Provide administrative leadership in the continued development, implementation and expansion of the UAS Fisheries Technology (FT) program. Responsibilities include leadership in setting goals and objectives in conjunction with the University, State and Federal agencies, Native organizations, industry organizations, and fisheries related business owners and operators. Includes development of grant and contract opportunities and administrative oversight of grant and contract agreements. Also includes budget preparation and administration for grants, contracts and general university funds, as well as supervision of assigned staff and workload assignments for program faculty and outreach coordinators. Perform activities as Principal Investigator associated with grants and contracts. Maintain active FT advisory council. Complete annual assessments of program outcomes required for accreditation. Ensure successful implementation of goals and strategies specified in UAS Strategic and Assessment Plan, program reviews and annual assessments.
2) Support University of Alaska bipartite mission of developing and teaching up to 12 credits of lower division FT related courses using a variety of eLearning delivery methods, including computer-aided instruction and course management systems. Primary teaching focus will be FT using appropriate methodologies and modalities to develop and deliver instruction via the classroom, workshop, seminar, or Web.
3) Provide non-credit and professional development training and technical assistance to FT related organizations, owners, operators, and managers; communication and coordination with Federal and State regulatory agencies and private sector organizations throughout Alaska. Develop training products, train hatchery operators and managers, and provide on-site technical assistance. Deliver training workshops on FT/mariculture operations and management.
4) Support University of Alaska bipartite mission of providing university and public service as outlined in faculty workload. Mentor and supervise students. Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.

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