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Lecturers of Hawaiian Language
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Date Posted:
July 20, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins August 07, 2017
Salary Information:
Step A: $1,486.00 per credit hour

Other Conditions:
  • Lecturer Step A, for placement in department Lecturer Pool for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and future semester contingent on course offerings, staffing needs, sufficient enrollment, and pending availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach elementary and/or advanced levels of Hawaiian language;
  2. Attend departmental meetings;
  3. Maintain at least one office hour per week for each course taught;
  4. Participate in language activities;
  5. And, other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Has attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hawaiian language.
  2. Has a high level of fluency in Hawaiian (400-level+) in the four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  3. Is able to demonstrate significant knowledge and application of Hawaiian history, culture, and literature, and its link to Hawaiian language.
  4. Has demonstrated successful experience in teaching as substantiated by recent student evaluations, peer evaluations and/or current professional references.
  5. Is able to meet expectations in required curriculum for use in undergraduate courses in Kawaihuelani, and able to collaborate and contribute in curriculum development.
  6. Is able to communicate clearly and effectively in Hawaiian and English.
  7. Is capable to effectively exhibit time management with the ability to meet multiple deadlines.
  8. Has the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and administration as well as to work collaboratively; and collegially with faculty, staff and administration as substantiated by recent student evaluations, peer evaluations and/or current professional references.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Has extensive experience in teaching Hawaiian language courses.
  2. Has experience in developing Hawaiian language curriculum for use in undergraduate courses.
  3. Has significantly demonstrated fluency in written and spoken communication of Hawaiian.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; names with contact information (including e-mail address) of 3 professional references; copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire); current curriculum vitae; copies of recent student evaluations; copies of recent peer evaluations; and three current letters of reference (at least one of which attests to the fulfillment of the minimum and desirable qualifications) to the address below. All submitted materials become the property of the School. Faxed, e-mailed, and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  2. Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowlege, UHM
  3. Attn: Joseph Yamashita
  4. 2540 Maile Way, Spalding 253
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Annette K. Wong;

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