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Posted Jan 30

Assistant Professor of Math

Soldotna, Alaska, United States Full Time

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Math position at its Kenai River Campus beginning in August 2017.

This faculty position supports the University of Alaska's bipartite mission of performing teaching and public service. The successful candidate will teach 100 and 200 level Math and 200 level Statistics courses in support of programs at KPC, including face-to-face and distance delivery courses. The instructor will teach a 5-part workload with four parts teaching and one part university/community service. The instructor will advise students in course selection and degree requirements.

First review of applications will be 2/15/17. The search committee may choose to leave the position open but has the option to close it at any time after the review date.

SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has four locations and is comprised of:
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward
-Anchorage Extension Site, University Center, Anchorage

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

UAA is an AA/EO employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform/Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents:

1. Cover letter;
2. Comprehensive vita/resume;
3. Three (3) professional references with titles, addresses, phone numbers and email contact information;
4. Unofficial transcript(s) (Successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts);
5. Statement of teaching philosophy.

Finalists for this position will be asked to bring to the face-to-face interview a hand-out on a particular topic or a course syllabus, either of which they have used in a class. They will also present a 20 minute classroom lecture pertaining to 100/200 Math or Statistics related topic.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process should contact the selection committee coordinator at 907-262-0317 or email emreemtsma@alaska.edu.

Typical Education or Training:
Master's degree in the mathematics or equivalent field and documented experience of college level teaching and service.

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.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in an environment involving a variety of cultures and age levels.
Ability and skills to teach 100 / 200 level courses in Math and 200 level Statistics courses face-to-face, hybrid delivery and distance delivery.
Ability to advise students in Math and related subjects.
Demonstrated commitment to taking on the diverse tasks associated with being a productive member of a small faculty, such as committee memberships and community service.

Required Experience:
Documented successful experience teaching face-to-face Math (100 & 200 level) and Statistics (200 level).
Established proficiency with distance delivery.
Documented successful college level teaching and service.
Demonstrated experience utilizing instructional technologies in teaching strategies.
Demonstrating successful teaching and service in an appropriate institution of higher education.

Preferred:
Experience in academic advising.
Experience working with community and other constituencies.
Demonstrated involvement with professional and/or academic organizations.
Demonstrated success working with a diverse population.
Experience with culturally responsive teaching/multicultural education.


Additional Application Instructions

Please submit your on-line application and electronically attach the following documents: 1. Cover letter; 2. Comprehensive vita/resume; 3. Three (3) professional references with titles, addresses, phone numbers and email contact information; 4. Unofficial transcript(s). (Successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts) 5. Statement of teaching philosophy.

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