Term Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of Fire and Emergency Services Technology Program

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University of Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Jul 14, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Term Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator of Fire and Emergency Services Technology Program

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Police/Fire

Position Summary: The University of Alaska Anchorage is recruiting for a full-time Term Assistant Professor to teach Fire and EMS courses, and to coordinate the Fire and Emergency Services Technology program in the School of Allied Health.
Duties: 100% Responsible for the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing other program faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the Fire and Emergency Services program. Maintaining Compliance with Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) standards. Teaching courses to include, but not limited to didactic and laboratory courses in the Fire and Emergency Services program. Directing student learning and assessing student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains. Preparation and review of annual program budget. Additional duties include course revision, academic assessment, curriculum improvement, text evaluation, academic advising, program development and University committee assignments. Essential Summary of UAA School of Allied Health: The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds. The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession. The School of Allied Health of the College of Health offers Occupational Endorsement Certificates, Undergraduate Certificates, Associate of Applied Science degrees, and Bachelor degrees. The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission. Job Posting Summary: The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an individual who will provide knowledge and skills for students planning a career in Fire and Emergency Services, as well as knowledge and skills for the career firefighter. The Associate of Applied Science curriculum includes a technical core which follows the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education's model core curriculum for two-year degree programs. Each student must complete the technical core, Math A105 or higher, a natural science with a lab, a social science course, and remaining UAA AAS general course requirements. Student also complete courses from a variety of program electives.

  • Credential as Instructor in Fire or Emergency Services
  • Knowledge of Fire and Emergency Services training considerations and needs in Alaska
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer literacy and knowledgeable in distance-delivery technologies


  • Significant experience in firefighting or emergency services.
  • Substantial teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment.
  • Experience in program management.
  • Experience with institutional and/or discipline-based accreditation and appropriate industry standards.


  • Bachelor's degree with extensive employment in the Fire or Emergency Services field required.
  • Credential as Instructor in Fire and\or EMS required.

Preferred Experience/Training:
  • Additional national and state certifications in Fire and Emergency Services specialty areas.
  • Master's degree.
Assignment Information: Term-Funded, Full-Time, Assistant Professor rank, Bipartite, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/) Term Position: This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion. Special Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.
  • Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents. Must be provided at the start of employment.
Application Requirements: Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications that meet the specific requirements of this position.
  • Comprehensive resume/CV
  • Written statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student populations
  • Written statement about computer competency, to include description of experience with Blackboard or other online Learning Management Systems and programs in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Copy of Credential as Instructor in Fire and\or EMS
  • Copies of additional national and state certifications in Fire and Emergency Services specialty areas
Review Date:
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2021.
Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position:

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: 11 May 2021 Alaskan Daylight Time
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