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Assistant Professor
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Hawaii County
Hilo, HI
Date Posted:
July 07, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins July 31, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: July 31, 2018

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately August 2017 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by July 28, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Manage research projects involving breeding and selection of disease-resistant taro varieties, insect-resistant sweet potato varieties, and disease-resistant koa lines.
  2. Responsible to organize and conduct state-wide trials of promising taro and sweet potato varieties.
  3. Assist in conducting statistical analysis, writing reports, manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, extension bulletins, and applying for grants.
  4. Teach online course TPSS/NREM 475 Plant Nutrient Diagnosis in the Tropics during Spring 2018.
  5. Conduct extension activities related to extension plan of work on educating the public about the importance of supporting local agriculture.
  6. Supervise undergraduate student help.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. from a college or university of recognized standing in agriculture, plant sciences, botany or related field.
  2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher.
  3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement.
  4. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Understanding of plant breeding and/or plant nutrition.
  2. Demonstrated ability in writing reports, manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, or extension bulletins.
  3. Demonstrated ability to compete successfully for extramural grants.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously and effectively in a team.

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. Susan Miyasaka
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Hawaii County
  4. 875 Komohana Street
  5. Hilo, HI 96720
  1. Dr. Susan Miyasaka; 808-969-8258;

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