University of Alaska Assistant Professor of General Business in Palmer, Alaska

Assistant Professor of General Business

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Classification:Assistant Professor (A9)

Grade:UAFT Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage

School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College


Categories:Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:MSC is recruiting for a full time Assistant Professor of General business.


Posting for Business Tenure Track Position

Assistant Professor of General Business

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“Opportunities start here” is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.

Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) is seeking an Assistant Professor of General Business - Tenure Track. This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. Candidates will need to be capable of teaching courses in business, economics and/or finance. The successful candidate must be available to start August 2018 and able to teach the courses face-to-face on the Mat-Su College campus.

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!


Ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Commitment to teaching, participating in community engagement and the shared governance of the college and university.

Ability to assess student learning outcomes and coordinate degree programs.

Experience/willingness to deliver teaching via face-to-face, online, and blended formats.

Demonstrated ability to merge theory and practice.

Strong interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral).

Ability to encourage students to be active partners in in the teaching/learning processes.

Ability to incorporate technology in a classroom setting to support student learning.

Ability to provide a safe learning environment in the classroom.

Commitment to student success.

Ability to construct effective learning activities for students.

Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.

Required Experience:

Evidence of successful business teaching and/or professional business experience.

Typical Education and Training

Successful candidates will have a Master’s degree or higher in business or a closely related field from an AACSB accredited school. PhD or equivalent in business related field is strongly preferred and professional experience may substitute for graduate-level coursework.


Teach 100- and 200-level general business courses to undergraduate college students following the approved UAA course content guide;

Prepare syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide;

Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line;

Evaluate student learning;

Provide timely feedback to students on their learning;

Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner;

Submit final grades on-time;

Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught; and,

Engage in University, professional and/or community service.

Workload will normally consist of: 80% teaching (12 credits per semester) and 20% service to the university, community and discipline.


Interested applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV or resume, three professional references with contact information, unofficial transcripts and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment. Applicants with Ph.Ds. from non-US higher education institutions must provide degree equivalency documentation prior to being hired (see credential evaluation services).

Successful applicant must be authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. Mat-Su College will not be sponsoring any visas for this position.

Advertised:24 Oct 2017Alaskan Daylight Time

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