Assistant Professor of Journalism

UAF Department of Journlism   Fairbanks, AK   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 6, 2023
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Position Summary:

Are you a multimedia journalist who yearns for adventure and an environment packed with fascinating stories? Do you find fulfillment in sharing your experience with others? Want to live in a community that’s as warm as the winter weather is cold? If so, “America’s Arctic University” may be the place for you.





Teaching: Minimum of five classes per academic year
Research/Creative Activity: Consistent professional output for established media entities
Service: Department, college, and university-wide committees, community service and community outreach.

Located in Alaska’s second-largest city (pop.: 33,500; borough pop.: 97,5000), UAF is the University of Alaska’s flagship campus and boasts more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students, world-class research and a wildly popular NCAA Division 1 hockey team. It is home to the UA Museum of the North, which holds the world’s largest collection of Arctic dinosaurs, and the Poker Flat Research Range, the world’s largest land-based rocket research range. In 2021, Times Higher Education ranked UAF as one of the 25 best small universities in the world.

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Journalism: Science and the Environment invites applications for a tenure-track position (nine-month appointment) at the level of Assistant Professor of Journalism, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.  The successful applicant will be qualified to teach audio production, video production, and multimedia website construction as well as basic journalism skills and survey courses.

We are especially interested in applicants with complementary areas of expertise (ex: news and features, short-form and long-form) and those with a specialization in science, technology, or the environment –though all qualified applicants will be considered. 


  • Must have a strong professional journalism background.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with output related to science and/or the environment.
  • Must have an excellent record in all aspects of multimedia journalism.
  • Must be proficient in both digital video and audio production.


  • Professional journalist with at least five years’ experience in multimedia journalism, preferably in the field(s) of science and/or environment, along with some teaching experience at the university level.
  • Teaching experience required.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite highly preferred.
  • Experience teaching face-to-face and online.

Master’s Degree at the time of appointment required.

UAF Department of Journlism

1790 Tanana Loop, 101 Bunnell Bldg
Fairbanks , AK