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Assistant Professor (Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Public Health Studies and College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Date Posted:
October 25, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Pending position clearance and/or availability of funds; 0.75 FTE (Full-Time Equivalency) with the Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) and 0.25 FTE with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The successful candidate is expected to teach core online and in-person undergraduate and graduate courses in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health, along with courses with an indigenous focus in one or more of the following areas: nutrition and food systems, family studies, community development, leadership, or another area of relevance to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
  2. The successful candidate also will be expected to: plan and establish new courses and programs; be actively involved in extramurally funded, multidisciplinary research; provide service/outreach to the public health community; supervise assistants; and mentor students.
  3. This position also requires service on unit and university committees and render service to the professional or lay community as relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
  4. Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. PhD, DrPH, or equivalent in a health or social science field from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Strong background in indigenous health plus one or more of the following fields: nutrition, food systems, family studies, community development, leadership.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  4. Ability to teach online classes.
  5. Ability to conduct active research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and write research grants.
  6. Experience working in indigenous and multi-cultural settings.
  7. Ability to work well with others.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in classroom and distance education.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop new courses.
  3. Ability to teach qualitative methods.
  4. Experience in supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
  5. Established record of active research and publication in indigenous health.
  6. Demonstrated ability to actively collaborate on research.
  7. Willingness to provide university and professional service.
  8. Research focus on improving the health in indigenous populations in the Pacific Rim.
  9. For applicants with a focus on nutrition and food systems, being a registered dietician.

To Apply:
Submit an updated curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2-page summary of future teaching and research plans, three letters of recommendation, names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least 5 professional references, and official transcripts or equivalent documents directly from the institution of highest educational level relevant to job sought (transcript copies are acceptable but official originals required upon hire) to the address below. No email applications accepted.
  1. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. Office of Public Health Studies
  3. Attn: Dr. Robert Cooney, Search Committee Chair
  4. 1960 East-West Road, Biomedical Sciences Bldg. D204
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Robert Cooney;

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