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Alaska Teacher Placement is the clearinghouse for educators looking to work in Alaska and Alaska’s schools. We host an online application system, online job bank, virtual chats, virtual job fairs, and other resources to help educators find their perfect Alaskan job experience. All our services are free to educators looking to work in Alaska.

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As always, Alaska-focused Job Fairs have been held in March, April and June, 2019. However, we are excited to announce that Alaska Teacher Placement is now hosting a Summer Job Fair in Anchorage this July!

Are you a certified teacher in Alaska or another state or territory who wants to work in Alaska for the coming school year? If so, come meet district hiring staff at a special event in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska! This job fair is perfect for new or experienced teachers who can potentially make a move a new district for an August start date.



There are really two different worlds you need to understand when thinking about living and teaching in Alaska: urban and rural. The differences are startling.

Living or working in the urban areas of Alaska is much like anywhere else in the Lower 48 – but with better scenery and fishing! Urban in Alaska isn’t “urban” like major cities in the Lower 48, either. Even Anchorage, Alaska’s largest urban area, would just be a small city in comparison with most cities you’ve been to in your experiences in most US states. Juneau, in fact,  would be considered a small town.

Sure, you may have to plug your engine block heater in up in Fairbanks to keep the car from locking up in winter, and you have to learn to drive on snow-covered roads. But, you still perform most of your day-to-day tasks the same way as you always have.

Your job search for Alaska’s urban settings will be much like a search with any school district in the Lower 48. If are looking at for a position in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Fairbanks, Juneau or Kenai Peninsula areas, you don’t really need to do things much differently in terms of your search strategy. All of these districts have fairly specific hiring procedures, and although your job search here will link to their openings, you really need to also go to their own Applitrack websites, and follow their guidelines for applying. 

Cover all your bases with applying to Alaska’s urban districts – their internal applications often have very specific procedures. Use ATP’s Applitrack searches, but make sure you know what other requirements exist for the Big Five districts. 


If you are finishing your pre-service teacher preparation or certification program, but still have to complete your internship, practice teaching or student teaching, you may want to consider doing so in Alaska.  

You can use the ATP website to learn about the very different regions of Alaska, and about living and working here.  Alaska rural school districts are especially interested in hosting student teachers in their schools, and are willing to work with your university to collaborate on innovate supervision arrangements.  In fact, many districts offer housing assistance, travel arrangements from your location to their communities, and sometimes even a small cost of living stipend. 

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ATP was established in 1978 as a partnership between school districts, and the University of Alaska to serve as a statewide education job clearinghouse for Alaska. For over 38 years ATP has matched teachers and administrators seeking positions with the districts who need them. Over this time ATP has successfully evolved to become the primary recruiting service center for teachers and school administrators in Alaska.

With support from virtually all of the state’s school districts, the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED), and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, ATP has adapted so it can continue to serve educators and school districts for years to come.

Our Mission

The mission of the Alaska Teacher Placement program is to provide leadership in identifying, attracting, and placing highly qualified educators for our state. We work collaboratively with Alaska school districts, university leaders, and other educational entities to promote the teaching profession in Alaska.

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Alaska Teacher Placement
PO Box 755400
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5400

School Hours

M-F: 8:30 am – 5pm
Weekends: Closed

Candidate services

Alaska Teacher Placement provides a wide range of services to job candidates for teaching and school administration jobs. ATP responds to thousands of inquiries annually regarding teaching in Alaska. We serve as the official liaison between educators seeking employment and the schools and districts seeking educators.

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Alaska Teacher Placement Manager



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Location: Alaska Teacher Placement
PO Box 755400
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5400

Telephone: 907-450-8438  


School Hours: M-F: 8:30 am – 5pm

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