Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) invites applications and nominations for the position of provost and vice

chancellor of academic affairs. UAA is a vibrant, growing comprehensive public university. The largest institution

in the University of Alaska system, UAA is located in the state’s largest city and sits on the traditional lands of the

Eklutna Dena’ina people. The provost is the chief academic officer and is administratively responsible for all academic departments and programs, while also serving as a key member of UAA’s senior administrative team. The new provost is expected to assume office no later than July 2015.

Anchorage, with an ethnically diverse population of over 300,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, jazz, symphony, theatre, art events, a rich variety of cuisines, and unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet, Anchorage residents enjoy a moderate, maritime climate.

UAA is comprised of seven teaching units at the Anchorage campus: the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Policy, Education, Engineering, and Health; the Community and Technical College, and the University Honors College. There are four community campuses: Matanuska-Susitna College, Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound Community College. This is an exciting time at UAA. Research and creative activity, along with supportive infrastructure are expanding rapidly. The University offers a broad array of academic and career pathway programs, including associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as vocational and professional certificates in more than 150 major study areas, including arts, sciences, business, education, human services and health sciences.

The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree, a distinguished record of teaching and

scholarship commensurate with full professor status at UAA, and significant and progressive experience in academic administration.For additional information, please view the full search profile under Current Searches at


UAA is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing

the qualifications and desired attributes, a curriculum vitae or resume, and at least five professional references with

full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each; references will not be

contacted without the candidate’s explicit permission. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be

submitted in confidence to

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on or before December 1, 2014, for full consideration.

Please contact Tom Fitch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a confidential discussion