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Faculty - Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health Chair

Behavioral Health – Soldotna, Alaska
Department Behavioral Health
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

Full-time (1.0 FTE), Regular, Exempt.  Expected start date August 1, 2020.

PURPOSE:    To provide education, instruction, and mentoring in specific educational content to students at Alaska Christian College and oversee Behavioral Health Program.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Fundraises for the support of general college operations. 
  2. Serves as Chair of the Behavioral Health curriculum.
  3. Plan, evaluate, and revise course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  4. Present course material in such a way that enables students to achieve a biblical worldview.
  5. Teach course material according to ACC procedures on syllabi and assessment.
  6. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, examinations, and papers.
  7. Adhere to policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
  8. Maintain and report course-related assessments in a timely manner.
  9. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions and instructional activities.
  10. Provide instructional and assessment accommodations to students with documented physical and learning disabilities.
  11. Provide academic advisement and mentoring to students as assigned.
  12. Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed workspace.
  13. Incorporate diversity into the curriculum.
  14. Participate in continuing study and professional development.
  15. Contribute to the growth and development of the student body through service to the college and community.
  16. Serve on academic committees as assigned.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Adjunct faculty, teaching assistants.

MINISTRY EXPECTATIONS:

Alaska Christian College esteems our students and co-workers and values each as members of our community of faith.  Students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors are all considered to be customers, and it is the duty of each employee, regardless of their position, to perform to a high level of customer service.  All employees are encouraged to develop meaningful relationships with students and other staff to promote the mutual growth of deeper whole-life discipleship.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have a MA/MS in Behavioral health related field.
  2. Must be a licensed behavioral health clinician or behavioral health professional who will assume responsibilities for course development, evaluation and revision, and the evaluation of students and instructors.
  3. Must have knowledge and be able to articulate of Alaska Native traditions and culture.
  4. Must have knowledge and demonstrated skills or past teaching experiences in all sections in the Behavioral Health Aide matrix at the Level I certification level.
  5. Successful experience in teaching undergraduate students, with a variety of courses.
  6. Demonstrated good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  7. Ability to incorporate new information on current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  8. Ability to identify the educational needs of the students and develop formal educational or training programs to meet those needs.
  9. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  10. Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality of all information seen or heard.
  11. Must be detail oriented, with a high degree of accuracy and skill in all work performed.
  12. Must be able to function well in a cross-cultural environment, show a learning attitude, and willingness to be a team player.
  13. Must be able to work independently and show good judgment.
  14. Must be organized, efficient, and show good time management skills.
  15. Must be reliable and dependable with regular, timely attendance.
  16. Must have adequate physical capabilities to meet the responsibilities of the job.
  17. Must be able to pass a background check.
  18. Must be willing to agree to and sign statement of Evangelical Covenant Affirmations.
    PLEASE NOTE: ACC is a religious organization; to be considered for an interview, candidates should submit a short statement of faith along with their application materials and once hired, employees are required to sign a document agreeing with the Evangelical Statement of Faith and Affirmations. The Covenant Affirmations can be found here: Covenant-Affirmations.pdf.
  19. Must be willing to fundraise for general college operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Successful experience and commitment to ministry with Native Alaskan students.
  2. Have lived or worked in an Alaskan village for more than two years.
  3. Should be an individual with a combination of education, research, work, and/ or life experience, which are relevant to providing leadership in a BHA training center program, including an orientation to Alaska Native culture and traditions and be familiar with the CHA Program.
  4. May or may not participate directly in the training, but must be familiar with and have approved the curriculum being taught.
  5. Should have a background in health and education and be able to administrate, serve in a statewide liaison role, uphold the mission of the statewide program, and provide program direction, development, and leadership.
  6. Have connections or can make connections with Elders for guest speaking and lecturing within the program
  7. Knowledge of multicultural teaching practice and experience with diverse populations.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

These duties will be conducted in a classroom environment with limited exposure to hazardous materials.

DRESS CODE:

Within the office, “business casual” dress is expected.  Jeans are acceptable as long as they are clean and well-kept.  If any questions arise regarding what is appropriate, speak with the faculty supervisor. 

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  • Location
    Soldotna, Alaska
  • Department
    Behavioral Health
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOE
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