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Lecturer(s) in Hawaiian Studies
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Date Posted:
October 03, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 19, 2017
Salary Information:
LECT A - $1,486 per credit hour

Other Conditions:
  • Lecturer Step A, part-time, for placement in department lecture applicant pool for Spring 2018; contingent on course offerings, staffing needs, sufficient enrollment and pending availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1. Teach undergraduate/graduate level courses according to HWST department approved syllabi such as HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific; HWST 107A (Honors) Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific; HWST 207: Hawaiian Perspectives in Ahupua‘a; HWST 270: Hawaiian Mythology; HWST 281: Ho‘okele I: Hawaiian Astronomy and HWST 281L: Ho‘okele I: Laboratory; HWST 282: Ho‘okele II: Hawaiian Navigation and HWST 282L: Ho‘okele II: Laboratory; HWST 351 Mahi‘ai Kalo I: Kalo Cultivation; HWST 352 Mahi‘ai Kalo II: Advanced Kalo Cultivation; HWST 353 Malama Loko I‘a; HWST 362 Pana O‘ahu: Famous Place Names of O‘ahu; HWST 365: Pana Paemoku o Kanaloa; HWST 372: Oli Makawalu.
  2. 2. Other related duties including preparing course syllabus, grading, and maintain weekly office hours.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. B.A. in a field of study closely allied to Hawaiian culture, history, language, and/or arts;
  2. 2. Translation proficiency in the Hawaiian language;
  3. 3. Evidence of ability to teach effectively and to direct group discussions;
  4. 4. Teaching experience at the university level or equivalent.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. M.A and/or Ph.D. in a field of study closely allied to Hawaiian culture history, language, and/or arts;
  2. 2. Sufficient fluency in the Hawaiian language in order to teach in Hawaiian;
  3. 3. Completed training to teach HWST 107 course;
  4. 4. Strong oral and written communication skills;

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; names with contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references; copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), current vitae and any other relevant materials, such as syllabi for HWST courses previously taught, as well as eCafe reviews, to the address below. All submitted materials are the property of the School. Electronic and Fax applications will not be considered.
  1. Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
  2. Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge UH-Manoa
  3. Lecture Pool
  4. 2645 Dole Street, KAMA 209A
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Konia Freitas, Director;

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