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Assistant Professor of Justice

University of Alaska at Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska (US)
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The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track, appointment, commencing in August 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Justice Center within the College of Health. The appointment period is nine months, from August to May, each academic year.


This position is responsible for: (1) teaching, and, (2) providing professional service to the university, to the profession/discipline, and to the community. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate legal studies courses on a variety of substantive and skills-based topics in legal studies and to serve as liaison with the Alaska legal community, developing career, service, and internship opportunities for students. The standard instructional workload is 4 courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities for this position will cover primarily civil law. 


UAA is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body. UAA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.


The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska Legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice and law-related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of justice, law, and crime; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society. It houses an organized research unit, comprehensive academic programs in Justice and in Legal Studies, and the Alaska Justice Information Center. The Justice Center’s academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, and a minor in Justice. All three Legal Studies degree programs are approved by the American Bar Association. The Center has very strong partnerships with Alaska’s justice and law practitioner community and is committed to community-based participatory service and research. For more information, see the Justice Center website at:


<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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