Job Details

University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Position Number: 4160154
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Position Type: Computing - Management/Director

Term Assistant Professor of Project Management

  • Job No: 524474
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, Hybrid, On Campus, Remote, Remote within Alaska
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

  • Position Summary:
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT FACULTY NON-TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR The Department of Project Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Professor position in Project Management. The primary duty of this position is full-time teaching in the PMI-GAC accredited Master of Science Project Management program, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Minor in Project Management and delivering professional training courses.

    The primary duty of this position is full-time teaching in a PMI-GAC accredited Master of Science Project Management program, Graduate Certificate in Project Management, and Minor in Project Management. Courses may include graduate and undergraduate-level courses that prepare industry-ready project managers with technical, leadership, and strategic skills necessary for contemporary project managers in a wide spectrum of industry sectors and organizational contexts. Other duties include, but are not limited to, community service (including university, community, and professional); continuing the PMI-GAC accreditation process and other assessment activities; advising students; developing outreach programs to the larger community; assisting with curriculum development, program and faculty growth and development; participating on committees within the Project Management Department, College of Engineering, and university; and working cooperatively with Department and College of Engineering faculty and staff.

    University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and 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. While located in Alaska, Anchorage enjoys a moderate climate with snowy but mild winters and pleasantly warm summers.

    Within UAA's College of Engineering, the Project Management Department has an MS Project Management, MS Project Management + Leadership Concentration, MS Project Management+ Business Concentration, Graduate Certificate in Project Management, an Accelerated MSPM, and a Minor in Project Management. The UAA MSPM program is accredited by PMI- Global Accreditation Center (GAC). The department offers a comprehensive set of project management courses that develop technical, leadership, collaboration, and strategic skills necessary for contemporary project, program, and project managers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors and organizational contexts. The Department strongly promotes a respectful working environment and collegiality.

    UAA's Project Management Department invites applicants for a full-time non-tenure track Assistant Professor position in Project Management. The position is open to individuals with both full-time graduate level teaching experience and senior level project management industry experience. The successful candidate must hold a current Project Management Professional (PMP ) credential or complete successfully within one year of employment.

    The primary duty of this position is full-time teaching in the Project Management Department in the PMI-GAC accredited MSPM program, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Minor in Project Management.

    The College of Engineering endeavors to strengthen partnerships with our diverse communities to lead sustainable improvements to social, economic, and environmental conditions.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    The successful candidate must:
  • Demonstrate minimum of two years successful part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience in Project Management using both in-class and distance delivery modalities. Teaching professional training courses in Project Management can be applied to supplement a minimum of three semesters or terms of undergraduate or graduate teaching experience.
  • Have a minimum of five years of project management industry experience successfully leading and delivering outcomes from complex, high-impact projects;
  • Hold a PMP credential or complete within one year of employment
  • Demonstrate excellent English language communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, and members of the wider community from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

    Preferred Experience:
    Preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of:
  • Program and/or Portfolio Management experience
  • Professional experience in multiple industry sectors and organizational contexts
  • Other project management-related professional credentials
  • Demonstrated examples of high-impact professional and/or community service
  • Mentoring undergraduate or graduate capstone projects
  • Developing and delivering professional training courses in project management
  • Highly rated instructor based on student feedback data and references
  • Examples of implementing student success initiatives and innovative high-impact teaching practices with demonstrated ability to adapt teaching style to diverse student learning styles, cultures, and preferences
  • Alaska/Arctic relevant project management and/or teaching experience

    Required Education or Training:
  • The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate (preferred) or Master's degree (or equivalent) in Project Management, Engineering, Business Management, IT Management, Industrial Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education that are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA

    Salary Information:

    This is a full-time, 9-month, term-funded faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please submit the following through the official UA Jobs employment website at
    1. A cover letter explicitly stating background in undergraduate, graduate-level and professional training teaching, professional industry experience in project management, PMP credentials, teaching philosophy and diversity statement;
    2. Resume or detailed Curriculum Vitae containing educational preparation, work experience, professional service and research;
    3. The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

    Required applicant documents:
    1. A cover letter;
    2. Resume or detailed Curriculum Vitae;
    3. The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

    The College of Engineering is willing to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

    This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

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

    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.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact LuAnn Piccard at 907-786-1917 or

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