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Assistant Professor (Hawaiian Language)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM
Date Posted:
October 19, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 09, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • 1-3, UHM Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, (Manoa), tenure-track, permanent, 1.0 FTE, nine-month, general funds, to begin August 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop undergraduate and graduate courses for the Hawaiian language program;
  2. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Hawaiian language;
  3. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in their courses of study;
  4. Research, develop, and implement innovative Hawaiian curriculum to reflect the link between culture and language;
  5. Engage in professional development activities;
  6. Participate in faculty/administrative committees and community service;
  7. Provide service in areas of expertise to the department, university and larger community;
  8. Maintain a record of academic scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications;
  9. Work collaboratively and colleglally with students, faculty, staff, and administrators;
  10. And, perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctoral degree in relevant field (ABD, terminal degrees, e.g., M.F.A.), and professional degrees (e.g., J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school) may be considered;
  2. High degree of fluency and proficiency in written and spoken Hawaiian;
  3. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in Hawaiian and English;
  4. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines effectively;
  5. Significant knowledge of Hawaiian culture and its link to Hawaiian language;
  6. Evidence of successful teaching as substantiated by recent student evaluations, peer evaluations, and/or current professional references;
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of traditional Hawaiian educational ways of knowing and practical application thereof;
  8. Demonstrated commitment to academic research as demonstrated by research record;
  9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratlvely with Native Hawaiian communities;
  10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively and collegially with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as substantiated by recent student evaluations, peer evaluations, and/or current professional references.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated experience in advising students;
  2. Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence in Hawaiian language courses, as substantiated by recent student evaluations, peer evaluations, current professional references and/or teaching awards;
  3. Demonstrated experience in developing Hawaiian language curricula materials;
  4. Demonstrated experience in incorporating cultural knowledge and practice within language acquisition curricula;
  5. Willingness to learn online/web-based technology and to teach and develop online web-based courses and materials;
  6. Demonstrated record of academic research.

To Apply:
Send letter of application; current curriculum vitae including relevant publications; official transcripts; three (3) current letters of reference, at least one of which attests to the fulfillment of the minimum and desirable qualifications listed; student and peer teaching evaluations (if available), and a brief statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Doctoral degree, terminal degree, professional degree, and/or ABD status, must be earned by the effective date of appointment. Only completed applications received on or before the first review date will be considered for the first round of reviews.
  1. Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  2. Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge UHM
  3. Attn: Dr. Annette Wong
  4. 2540 Maile Way, Spalding 253
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Associate Professor Annette Wong, Director; 808-956-2228

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