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- The College of Social Sciences and the Political Science Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have strongly supported the growth of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics as areas of research and teaching. At the heart of the College’s vision for a globally-connected Hawaiian Place of Learning lies an ethos of Aloha ‘Aina. The College of Social Sciences seeks applications from interested and qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank to sustain and grow this area of focus within the department and college. We seek scholars who approach Native Hawaiian and Indigenous politics from a critical lens, with an emphasis on engaged scholarship and community engagement. We welcome scholars with interdisciplinary training and research experience. To begin on 08/01/2018, pending position clearance and availability of funds.
- Candidates will be expected to teach courses in Native Hawaiian politics, Hawai‘i politics and Indigenous politics.
- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Develop and conduct high-quality research.
- Sustain strong community relations for teaching and research purposes.
- Work collaboratively towards solving challenging and complex problems in Hawaii and beyond.
- Support the College’s Native Hawaiian Initiative.
- Participate in departmental, university, and professional activities, with a particular focus on developing interdisciplinary partnerships to advance the Indigenous politics concentration.
- The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and university focus on Hawaii and Oceania.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field relevant to the position, with a research specialization in Native Hawaiian issues [ABD with all requirements for degree completed by date of hire considered] from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent.
- Demonstrated ability to teach on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous political theories and issues.
- Demonstrated commitment to Native Hawaiian communities and/or political issues.
- Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research commensurate with time in field.
- Teaching experience with innovative educational strategies, attentive to issues of diversity.
- Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team in cooperative endeavors.
- Ability to supplement the Indigenous politics concentration with a focus on Oceania/Pacific Islands, political theory, Indigenous governance, Indigenous epistemologies, environmental politics, and/or futures studies.
- Kathy Ferguson; firstname.lastname@example.org
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