Work at UH Advertisement

Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education, Curriculum Research & Development Group
Date Posted:
October 19, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2016
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • This is a three-year appointment as the Director of CRDG, annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and department need. Should the candidate no longer serve as the Director, the position will revert to a Specialist. General or special funds, contingent upon position clearance and department need. Appointment to begin August 1, 2017. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Serve as Director providing overall leadership for CRDG in the College of Education.
  2. Work collaboratively with the Hawaii Department of Education and other agencies to determine priorities for curriculum research and development and for professional development.
  3. Oversee the planning and coordinating of activities among CRDG’s research, development, production, evaluation, and dissemination functions.
  4. Strategically monitor the national education policy and R&D trends to identify future directions for the unit.
  5. Monitor grant funding opportunities and grant application; encourage and support grant applications by faculty that result in significantly increasing funding for the unit.
  6. Oversee personnel; serve as the direct supervisor of employees.
  7. Support faculty and staff professional development and growth in leadership and scholarship.
  8. Establish and monitor budgets and track expenditures.
  9. Serve as the primary liaison with University Laboratory School, work closely with the School’s leaders and faculty in conducting curriculum R&D, and serve as the CRDG representative to various external groups.
  10. Oversee unit-wide self-evaluation.
  11. Oversee the use of facilities.
  12. Serve as a member of the College of Education Dean’s leadership team.
  13. Conduct other duties appropriate to the position as needs arise.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Earned doctorate in education or education research from a university of recognized standing
  2. A minimum of 10 years of experience in education research or curriculum R&D, with expertise in one or more aspects of STEM education
  3. Five years or more directing university-level education research or curriculum R&D centers
  4. A minimum of four years serving full time at the associate professor level or its equivalent at a college or university, with evidence of increasing professional maturity
  5. Evidence of excellence in teaching and/or research
  6. Successful development and dissemination of curriculum materials and professional-development
  7. Knowledge of the educational curriculum and program market
  8. Extensive experience in preparing state and federal grant proposals, and success in obtaining major grants
  9. An extensive record of contributions to the professional literature
  10. Demonstrated leadership, team-building and participation, and interpersonal communication skills
  11. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. A minimum of 20 years of experience in education research or curriculum R&D, with expertise in one or more aspects of STEM education
  2. Experience serving at least five years at the level of full professor or equivalent at a college or university of recognized standing
  3. Experience serving as a panel reviewer of federal grant proposals
  4. Extensive participation in national mathematics or science education/curriculum R&D associations
  5. History of obtaining professional awards from external or internal groups
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals
  7. Experience working in multicultural settings with diverse cultures and communities, including special education students
  8. Familiarity with CRDG history, approaches, programs, curriculum, and professional development

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, vitae, names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of 3 professional references, reprints of selected scholarly publications, and graduate transcripts (copies acceptable; however, originals are required upon hiring) to the address below.
  1. Attn: Laverne Fukata
  2. University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Education
  3. Curriculum Research & Development Group
  4. 1776 University Avenue, Castle 117
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Paul Brandon; 808-956-4928;

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