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The School of Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Director to provide leadership with our innovative programs. We deliver standards-based programs through campus-based, distance delivery, partnerships, and other models. This position will begin in spring of 2022 or as negotiated. Short-term virtual work could be negotiated, if needed, while coordinating the move to Alaska.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is part of the University of Alaska (UA), a system of major comprehensive universities and community colleges.

Anchorage, with an ethnically diverse population of nearly 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theatre, art events, and varied restaurants, recreational and shopping venues. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.


  • Ability to interact and work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and other colleges and community campuses in a diverse, collegial environment.
  • Ability to serve as an effective and credible advocate for the school.
  • Ability to manage human and fiscal resources both effectively and efficiently.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to forward and oversee all aspects of assessment and accreditation (CAEP and NAEYC and/or other professional accreditations).


  • Earned doctorate appropriate to the field of education. Successful record of accomplishment in leadership, teaching, research, and service at the equivalent of Associate Professor or higher.

Preferred Experiences:

  • Serving indigenous populations of students
  • Budget management
  • CAEP accreditation in higher education
  • Distance education and regional or statewide delivery of programs
  • Writing or administration of grants or other external funding
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience that includes rural P-12 schools
  • Administration experience in higher education
  • Experience in collaboration and advocacy with public officials on policy issues
  • Experience with effective and committed work with families, schools, community, and state agencies.


  • Earned doctorate appropriate to the School of Education.
  • Service and leadership roles with highly diverse populations of students in P-12 settings.
  • Current or previous tenured faculty status in higher education.
  • Administrative leadership experience in program planning and collegial leadership of professionals.
  • Experience with higher education accreditation systems.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA employees receive excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.


Please include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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This recruitment will remain open until filled.


<p>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.</p> <p>UAA is comprised of six teaching units at the Anchorage campus: the colleges of Education, Health and Social Welfare, Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy; and the Community and Technical College; and the School of Engineering. There are four community campuses: Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound Community College.</p> <p><img alt="university_of_alaska_at_anchorage1.jpg" src="" style="margin: 5px; float: left; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" typeof="foaf:Image" />The University offers many career pathway programs featuring associate’s, baccalaureate and master’s degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates in more than 150 major study areas, including arts, sciences, business, education, human services and health sciences. Through UAA’s comprehensive curriculum, students learn practical job skills and develop a strong educational foundation that prepares them for graduate of professional schools and the workplace.</p> <p>UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, many of the colleges and academic programs are individua<img alt="university_of_alaska_at_anchorage2.jpg" src="" style="margin: 5px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" typeof="foaf:Image" />lly accredited through professional licensure organizations.</p> <p>The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.</p> <p>Located in Anchorage and community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities and its diverse peoples.</p> <p>The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate’s, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment.</p>

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