Visiting Faculty in the Liberal Arts
Tidelines Institute is seeking qualified liberal arts educators to serve as Visiting Faculty for the 2022 Glacier Bay Year: a six-month living-learning experience for college-age students, based in the communities and wildlands of Southeast Alaska. We especially encourage applications from Black and Indigenous educators, as well as educators of color.

Visiting Faculty will live and work on-site in Alaska for one of our seven-week terms. During this time, they will lead a 3-credit course in their field of expertise for our six gap year students and will be responsible for the intellectual vitality of the Glacier Bay Year. Each course meets twice a week, 2-3 hours a day, over the seven weeks. Courses should be appropriate for the college level, but should not require prerequisites. Due to the small number of participants, most courses will be taught seminar-style, though experiential, lab, and lecture components may be appropriate depending on course content.

Visiting Faculty should also aim to contextualize the curriculum within the multiple dimensions of program life—extending the curriculum beyond the classroom walls to help students make meaning out of their individual and collective experiences. We accept applications from across the disciplines, but give preference to course proposals that directly engage with the experiential components of the program: community building, democratic self-governance, wilderness exploration, Alaskan lifeways, and physical service-labor.

We are seeking Visiting Faculty for the following dates (flexible by a few days on either end):

Term 2: July 5th-August 20th, 2022
Term 3: August 28th-October 15th, 2022

Please submit your application to [email protected] by November 30th, 2021.

You can learn more about the Glacier Bay Year here:


Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
John Horst
[email protected]
Tidelines Institute
PO Box 100
Gustavus, 99826