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Assistant Professor (Hawaiian Immersion Education/Hawaiian Immersion Teacher Education)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education, Inst for Teacher Education, Master of Education in Teaching
Date Posted:
October 19, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2016
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General/Special funds

Other Conditions:
  • General/Special funds, full time for the first semester, possible part-time to full-time work in the future; position and renewal contingent department needs, student enrollment, availability of funds and satisfactory work performance. Appointment to begin August 2017 or later. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year and Title IX training and pass the criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at the university level;
  2. Develop, maintain and grow a strong collaborative relationship with Hawaiianuiakea specifically, Kawaihuelani - the Hawaiian language department;
  3. Develop and teach inquiry and field-based teacher preparation programs for Hawaiian immersion classrooms, including those delivered through distance education;
  4. Research, develop, and implement innovative Hawaiian immersion teacher education programs;
  5. Coordinate placements and supervise teacher candidates in field-based settings;
  6. Participate in selecting and advising students;
  7. Engage in school and curriculum renewal efforts;
  8. Engage in collaborative relationships with partnership schools, including professional development activities;
  9. Participate in accreditation and program assessment activities and reports as needed;
  10. Develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda contributing to teacher education and;
  11. Provide service to the department, college, university, and broader communities.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctoral Degree in education, Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies or related field with significant experience in Hawaiian education from an accredited institution;
  2. Demonstrated oral and written fluency in the Hawaiian language;
  3. Three (3) years experience working in teacher education or Hawaiian language at the university level;
  4. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Significant experience in Hawaiian language, Hawaiian studies or Hawaiian Immersion Education from an accredited institution;
  2. Experience in field-based teacher education;
  3. Evidence showing collaboration with Hawaiianuiakea specifically, Kawaihuelani - the Hawaiian language department;
  4. Experience developing and working in PDS-university partnerships;
  5. Experience developing, administering and assessing Hawaiian oral and written language proficiency;
  6. Experience advising graduate and/or undergraduate students;
  7. Experience in teaching distance learning/online courses;
  8. Scholarly publications in the area of Hawaiian Immersion, Language, or Cultural education;
  9. Experience in teaching children with special needs;
  10. Experience working with in-service teachers in professional development or professional learning communities.
  11. Minimum three (3) years full time elementary and/or secondary classroom teaching experience as the teacher of record in a Hawaiian immersion (K-12) or Hawaiian Language setting;

To Apply:
Submit the following: 1) a letter of application, clearly specifying the position applying for and address how you meet the qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) official transcripts of graduate degrees (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts are required prior to hiring); 4) names and contact information (including e-mail address) of three professional references. Only completed applications will be considered. Application and supporting documents may be submitted in either hard copy to the address below or digital format (email
  1. Institute for Teacher Education - MEdT
  2. 1776 University Avenue
  3. ATTN: Jon Yoshioka, Chair
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Waynele Yu; 808-956-5513;

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