Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Job description

Job no: 509045
Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession


Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research and public service Support expansion of Department of Health Sciences, with primary focus on new undergraduate tracks, but also opportunity to collaborate with graduate program in public health Essential

Knowledge, Skills and abilities required for this position –

  • Doctoral degree in relevant discipline or health science graduate degree in professional practice; experience preferred.
  • Strong commitment to undergraduate education and/or experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Experience in northern, indigenous, and/or circumpolar health issues, and/or clear willingness to learn.
  • Experience working with private and public external constituencies.
  • Ability to engage in collaborative teaching, service, and research, including community-engaged and service learning work with undergraduate students.
  • The ability to acquire funding from external sources.

Training Education

Doctorate in related field the time of appointment.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position

  • Teaching experience in health science is required. Undergraduate teaching and/or mentoring experience preferred.
  • Applicants with record of funding research and/or service are desired.
  • Participate in university, professional, and community service activities.
  • Develop and sustain active research agenda that supports the mission of the department, college and university.

How to apply

Apply online

The applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.


Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation, and experience.

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The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, the campus is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by lakes, ponds and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail system perfect for students’ active lifestyles.