University of Alaska Anchorage: Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Department of Sociology at the University of Alaska Anchorage is pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship opportunity. This fellowship is an outcome of the UAA 2017 Diversity Action and Inclusion Plan and aims to increase the diversity of our faculty and advance issues of diversity in teaching and scholarship in our academic programs.

The position will start in August of 2018. The fellow will teach one class each semester. The fellowship can be renewed for up to three years.

UAA is the largest University in the state, serving around 25,000 students. The Department of Sociology at UAA offers BA, BS and minor degrees and has a reputation for mentoring undergraduate research.

For an aerial view of the campus, visit: recently ranked Anchorage as the 10th best city in the US due in part to its acres of parkland per person and high air quality. Residents have access to world-class arts, entertainment, fine dining and recreational activities. Anchorage has more than 250 miles of trails for hiking, biking and x-country skiing. Seen from a distance from almost all of the buildings on campus, the Chugach Mountains, provide numerous year-round recreational activities.

UAA Sociology Professor Chad Farrell’s research finds that among cities of 250,000 or more, Anchorage ranks in the top 10 percent for overall diversity. Anchorage, often called “Alaska’s biggest village,” ranks number 1 for percentage of Indigenous population, number 2 for percentage Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island population (Honolulu is number 1) and number 2 for percentage of multiethnic population.

UAA strives to serve its diverse community by employing diverse faculty. To watch a video of four faculty members who have found a home a UAA, visit:

Please find the job posting and the instructions for applications here:

For questions please contact Dr. Nelta Edwards at 907-786-4654.

In addition to the post-doctoral fellow in Sociology, Alaska Native Studies, Health Sciences/Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, Psychology, Philosophy and Social Work are also seeking applicants for post-doctoral fellows.

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