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Assistant Researcher
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
January 23, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins March 15, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin July 2017 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by March 10, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develop a strong, innovative, nationally recognized, externally funded program addressing research and extension on insect pollinator management and health in Hawaii.
  2. Perform research aimed at improving management of bee pests, with the goal of promoting safe and sustainable methods.
  3. Investigate options for the development of alternative insect pollinator systems for Hawaii crops.
  4. Support and educate growers, apiculturalists, and other stakeholders regarding pollinator health and management.
  5. Support and contribute to the departmental graduate and undergraduate programs by teaching, supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  6. The faculty member will provide service to the department, college, university, local community and profession as his/her expertise allows.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in entomology, biology or related field with expertise in pollinator biology, apiculture, pollinator health and management from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Ability to generate independent research reports, publications and grant proposals.
  3. Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and stakeholders.
  4. Initiative, interest in scientific work, and adaptability.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience with insect pollinator management.
  2. Proven publication record.
  3. Teaching experience at the university level.
  4. Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding.
  5. Post-doctoral research experience.
  6. Experience in working with stakeholders in extension or outreach education.

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).
  1. Dr. Helen Spafford
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
  4. 3050 Maile Way, Room 310
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Helen Spafford; 808-956-6737;

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