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Junior Specialist
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
March 06, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins June 01, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately July 2017 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by May 26, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Organize and synchronize course offerings in BE Program
  2. Organize and schedule ABET assessment and engineering program accreditation actions
  3. Lead continuous improvement of BE Program, organize BE faculty involvement and ensure documentation of all measures and results, provide accreditation training to BE faculty.
  4. Teach engineering courses and train students to operate engineering fabrication equipment.
  5. Provide career advising and mentoring to BE students in partnership with CTAHR’s academic advising team.
  6. Oversee acquisition of instructional equipment and facilities improvement for BE Program.
  7. Supervise CTAHR’s engineering shop year-round.
  8. Design and fabricate systems for instruction and research.
  9. Interface with other engineering and technology units at UH Manoa, e.g., College of Engineering, SOEST, and iLab.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree from an ABET-accredited Biological Engineering or similar program.
  2. One year of experience as assistant, or its equivalent represented by successful practice in the appropriate field.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Professional engineering licensure in the state of Hawai‘i.
  2. Experience organizing and scheduling engineering course offerings.
  3. Experience teaching engineering courses and training students to operate fabrication equipment.
  4. Experience with academic advising and career counseling for engineering students.
  5. Trained in ABET requirements and experience with ABET accreditation including leading ABET assessment efforts and organizing ABET on-site review.
  6. Experience supervising an engineering shop.
  7. Experience designing and fabricating devices used in engineering instruction and/or in university research.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire). Please submit electronic applications to and indicate (#85555) in subject line.
  1. Search Committee Chair
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
  4. 1955 East West Road, Room 218
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. David Christopher; 808-956-8550;
  2. 808-956-8384;

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