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Graduate Teaching Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Date Posted:
October 11, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 26, 2018
Salary Information:
Minimum monthly salary: GTA Step 7 $1,517 monthly/$18,204 annually
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2019
G/S Funds

Other Conditions:
Subject to satisfactory work performance, academic progress, and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. To assist staff in teaching and implementation of HAW 100. Duties include working with supervisor to:
  2. * Conduct research leading to the development of Hawaiian language curriculum materials and other resources for Hawaiian speaking communities;;
  3. * Develop, articulate, implement, and evaluate Hawaiian language curriculum materials to be used in classrooms;
  4. * Meet regularly with supervisors;
  5. * Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. At the time of hire, student must be admitted full-time, in good standing, at the University of Hawaii in a graduate degree program in Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies, Education, or a related field. Must be able to demonstrate:
  2. A high level proficiency in Hawaiian as substantiated by an undergraduate degree in Hawaiian, completion of four years of Hawaiian language at an accredited university or college, or other related and comparable Hawaiian language experience;
  3. Strong organizational, writing and communications skills as substantiated by current references;
  4. Ability to work independently and reliably as a part of a team as substantiated by current references;
  5. Excellent abilities in usage of the following software: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and
  6. Ability to utilize worldwide web-based research engines.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in researching Hawaiian language primary source materials using online databases, microfilm, paper indexes, etc.;
  2. Expertise in the use of a MAC computer;
  3. Experience in digitizing;
  4. Experience in databasing and indexing
  5. Experience in using citation programs;
  6. Experience in transcribing Hawaiian language audio and/or video recordings;
  7. Experience in editing Hawaiian language texts; and
  8. Experience with translating Hawaiian to English and English to Hawaiian.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names with contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references; current vitae; and a copy of current transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) to the address below. All submitted material becomes the property of the School. E-mailed, faxed, and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, UHM
  2. Attn: GTA-Curriculum
  3. 2540 Maile Way, Spalding Hall 253
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Annette Ku'uipolani Wong; 808-956-2228;

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