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UAF College of Liberal Arts Assistant Professor of History and Arctic and Northern Studies
University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska
Date Posted 05/05/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-History
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The History Department and the Arctic & Northern Studies Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field with teaching experience and a promising research agenda.


10%Service: fulfill various service obligations at the department/program, CLA, and university levels and for academic, professional, and community purposesEssential
20%Research: research areas of academic interest and expertise within History and Arctic & Northern Studies, with particular emphasis on the history of AlaskaEssential
70%Teaching: teach 3 fall and 2 spring semester courses; advise and mentor B.A. students in History and Arctic & Northern Studies, M.A. students in Arctic & Northern Studies, and Ph.D. students in Arctic & Northern StudiesEssential

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track position with expertise in the history of Alaska, the Circumpolar North, and the United States.

The responsibilities of this position support the University of Alaska Fairbanks's tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service. Teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in History and undergraduate and graduate courses in the Arctic and Northern Studies program and advising students both undergraduate and graduate students.

Please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (unofficial)/certificates/licenses as appropriate
  • Names of three professional references with phone and email contacts
  • Teaching and research statement
  • Article length essay or published work

To ensure consideration, please apply no later than 11:55 PM Sunday, May 16, 2021. An initial review of applicants will begin Monday, May 17, 2021. The position will be open until filled.


  • Expertise in the history of Alaska, the Circumpolar North, and the United States
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with faculty, students, administrators, and those outside of the University of Alaska
  • Ability to lobby for support for the University of Alaska Fairbanks


Teaching experience at the college/university level preferred


PhD (minimum ABD) in History or a closely related field at time of appointment

Expertise in the history of Alaska and the Circumpolar North.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

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:

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.

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