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Instructors (Hawaiian Studies)
Position Number:
0082947, 0084205, 0084278, 0082621
Hiring Unit:
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Date Posted:
July 25, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins August 10, 2017
Salary Information:
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin spring 2018, contingent on course offerings, sufficient enrollment, and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under general supervision, to teach department approved Hawaiian Studies 107 courses and other undergraduate course syllabi that the director may assign based on program needs and instructor qualifications;
  2. To participate in other activities generally expected of a faculty member of the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies;
  3. To maintain office hours for academic advising or for conferring with students about course work;
  4. To participate in faculty or administrative committees at the department, college or university level;
  5. To perform related tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's degree from a college or university of recognized standing in Hawaiian Studies, or in fields associated with the interdisciplinary nature of Hawaiian Studies, such as Anthropology, Art, Business Administration, Education in Teaching, Geography, History, Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Language & Literature, Political Science, and or Natural Resources & Environmental Management;
  2. Considerable knowledge of Hawaii and the Pacific;
  3. Translation proficiency in Hawaiian language;
  4. Evidence of ability to teach effectively at the college or university level and to direct group discussions;
  5. Have poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience teaching at a university of recognized standing;
  2. Experience teaching Hawaiian Studies 107 courses;
  3. Sufficient fluency in Hawaiian language in order to teach in Hawaiian;
  4. Experience in teaching web-enhanced, blended or online courses;
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian cultural practices and their relationships with other parts of the Pacific;
  6. Evidence of diverse experience working in the Hawaiian community.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of 3 professional references with their contact information including e-mail address, current vitae, copies of student evaluations, copies of past HWST 107 syllabi if available, and any other relevant materials. Official transcripts that reflect degree and course work (copies are acceptable; however, official transcripts are required upon hire). All submitted materials become the property of the School. Applications submitted via electronic-mail, facsimile by telephone, and/or incomplete will not be considered.
  1. Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge UH Manoa
  2. Attn K Latham
  3. 2540 Maile Way Spalding Hall 454
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Antoinette Freitas;

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