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Assistant Professor (Leadership Development)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education - Department of Curriculum Studies
Date Posted:
October 06, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General or Special funds

Other Conditions:
  • General or Special funds, contingent upon position clearance and college needs. Appointment to begin August 1, 2018. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year and required UHM trainings (e.g., Title IX), and must pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1. Teach in the Master of Education in Curriculum Studies programs and college wide doctoral programs; teach in teacher preparation programs as needed;
  2. 2. Develop and teach courses on- and off-campus, online, and using variety of distance delivery modes;
  3. 3. Advise and mentor students in master’s and doctoral programs;
  4. 4. Develop and coordinate graduate programs and teach courses in teacher/educational leadership area(s) of expertise;
  5. 5. Contribute to the Department’s focus of supporting educational leaders committed to collaborating with their communities, particularly in Hawai‘i and the Pacific, to build a more just, sustainable, and equitable society;
  6. 6. Provide service to the department, college, university, and professional community;
  7. 7. Actively participate in accreditation and program review activities and ongoing improvement of programs;
  8. 8. Maintain an active program of research/scholarly activity and publication;
  9. 9. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. An earned doctorate in education or related field from an accredited institution; will consider ABD if completed by date of hire;
  2. 2. Strong theoretical and methodological background in the field of education;
  3. 3. Experience or expertise in educational and/or teacher leadership;
  4. 4. Minimum of five years PK-12 teaching or administration experience;
  5. 5. Teaching experience at the post-secondary level;
  6. 6. Experience working with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team;
  7. 7. Experience with program management and coordinating graduate programs;
  8. 8. Evidence of emerging scholarly productivity (e.g., grants, research publications);
  9. 9. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity;
  10. 10. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience that provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Experience teaching curriculum studies and/or educational foundation courses at the post-secondary level;
  2. 2. Experience teaching online or hybrid courses;
  3. 3. Experience or expertise facilitating leadership models of change;
  4. 4. Experience or expertise in fostering an Indigenous serving institution; 5. Experience working in educational programs serving the diverse needs of Hawai‘i communities; or
  5. 6. Experience advising graduate students, with expertise in qualitative and/or action research methods.

To Apply:
Submit paper and digital copies of cover letter specifying how you satisfy each minimum and desirable qualification; curriculum vitae; names and contact information (including email address) of at least 5 professional references; reprints of selected scholarly publications or presentations, if available; and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring). Digital copies to:
  1. Ms. Catrina Arnold
  2. Department of Curriculum Studies
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa – College of Education
  4. 1776 University Avenue, 224 Everly Hall
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Patricia Halagao (Chair); 808-956-4401;

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