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Assistant Professor (Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Politics)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Political Science Department
Date Posted:
August 07, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 02, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General funds

Other Conditions:
  • 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in Native Hawaiian politics, Hawai‘i politics and Indigenous politics.
  2. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Develop and conduct high-quality research.
  4. Sustain strong community relations for teaching and research purposes.
  5. Work collaboratively towards solving challenging and complex problems in Hawaii and beyond.
  6. Support the College’s Native Hawaiian Initiative.
  7. Participate in departmental, university, and professional activities, with a particular focus on developing interdisciplinary partnerships to advance the Indigenous politics concentration.
  8. The candidate will be expected to strengthen the college and university focus on Hawaii and Oceania.
  9. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous political theories and issues.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to Native Hawaiian communities and/or political issues.
  4. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed research commensurate with time in field.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Teaching experience with innovative educational strategies, attentive to issues of diversity.
  2. Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team in cooperative endeavors.
  3. 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.

To Apply:
Electronic applications only. All documents should be uploaded at this link: Submit a curriculum vitae; a writing sample in which you are sole author or primary author; a statement of teaching that includes areas of strength in teaching; a sample course syllabus; a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, as well as how you would enhance the College’s Native Hawaiian Initiative; the names and contact information of three professional references; and official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire). Questions about the position can be sent to Kathy Ferguson, Chair of the Department of Political Science, at Review of applications will begin Jan 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Kathy Ferguson;

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