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Why UA?

The University of Alaska is a diverse and vibrant network of campus communities working toward making a difference in Alaskan communities. 

We strive to create a diverse and inclusive community that reflects the unique heritage of our state. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from everyone, including: women, people of color, Alaska Native community members, those of bilingual and bicultural experience, individuals with disabilities, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people who inhabit any of those intersections.

As a vital part of this network, our employees are driven by our core mission.

Learn more about the University of Alaska and the activities undertaken by its faculty, staff and students at the UA System and Campuses websites.  

Campuses by the Numbers

Founded in: 1917
ChancellorDaniel M. White 
School ColorsBlue & Gold 

Founded in1954
Chancellor: Sean Parnell
Students: 14,989
Mascot: Spirit the Sea Wolf
School Colors: Green & Gold
Campuses: 5

Founded in: 1987
Chancellor: Dr. Aparna Dileep-Nageswaran Palmer
MascotSpike the Whale
School ColorsWhite & Navy

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University of Alaska Fairbanks

UAF Overhead View

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.

UAF's core themes

  • Educate: Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Lifelong Learners
  • Research: To Create and Disseminate New Knowledge, Insight, Technology, Artistic and Scholarly Works
  • Prepare: Alaska's Career, Technical, and Professional Workforce
  • Connect: Alaska Native, Rural, and Urban Communities by Sharing Knowledge and Ways of Knowing
  • Engage: Alaskans through Outreach for Continuing Education and Community and Economic Development

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University of Alaska Anchorage

Moose on snowy UAA Campus

The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.

UAA Core Aspirations

As a part of the UAA Strategic Plan 2025, the following five key aspirations have been developed to define UAA's shared expectations to achieve by the year 2025:

  • Aspiration #1: We put students first.
  • Aspiration #2: We create a culture of equity and inclusion by embracing our diversitys
  • Aspiration #3: We embrace our role as a trusted and respected community partner.
  • Aspiration #4: We positively impact communities and the world through innovation.
  • Aspiration #5: We accelerate excellence through continuous improvement.

This set of five aspirations emerged following months of stakeholder engagement and comprehensive interaction at all levels of the UAA institution with the intent of focusing attention and resources on delivering high-quality education to meet the needs of the people of Alaska, and building a better future.

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University of Alaska Southeast

Totem Pole on UAS Campus

The University of Alaska Southeast is recognized as a destination of choice for students seeking excellent academic programs and engaging learning opportunities that integrate the environment and cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Core Themes

  • Student Success – provide the academic support and student services that facilitate student access and completion of educational goals
  • Teaching and Learning – provide a broad range of programs and services resulting in student engagement and empowerment for academic excellence
  • Community Engagement – provide programs and services that connect with local, state, national, and international entities on programs, events, services, and research that respond to the economic, environmental, social, and cultural needs and resources of Southeast Alaska
  • Research and Creative Expression – provide programs and services that support research, scholarship, and creative expression by faculty and students

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