Assistant Professor of Justice

University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center

The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center invites you to apply for a full-time, tenure-track appointment, commencing in August 2019, at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointment period is from August to May, each academic year.  

This position is responsible for (1) teaching, and, (2) providing service to the university, the profession, and the community.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate legal studies coursed on a variety of law-related topics and to serve as a liaison with the Alaska legal community developing career, service, and internship opportunities for students.  Experience practicing criminal law is preferred, but not required.  The standard instructional workload is 4 courses per semester. 

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 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-related education, research, and service.  The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and, provides services to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.  All Justice Center Legal Studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association. For more information about the Justice Center and its faculty, visit .  The Justice Center is not a law school.  There is no law school in Alaska, but the University of Seattle provides a small "3L-AK" extension program on the Alaska Pacific University campus adjoining the UAA campus.  

Anchorage is set between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet, and the UAA campus is connected to more than 250 miles of trails that run from the shoreline into the mountains. For more information about Anchorage, go to 

This position is covered by the UNAC Collective Bargaining Agreement, which can be viewed at  

Applications for this position will be reviewed beginning Dec. 3, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.  For position details and to apply, visit Careers at at UA: .

$50,000 - $59,000
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Kristin Knudsen
Associate Professor, Legal Studies Program Coordinator
907 786 1810
UAA Justice Center
3211 Providence Dr. LIB 213
Anchorage, AK 99508