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Assistant or Associate Professor (Indigenous Health & Sciences)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Date Posted:
October 16, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 17, 2018
Salary Information:
Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin August 1, 2019
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assist in the development of a new Hawaiian & Indigenous Health & Healing degree and teach undergraduate courses using traditional, innovative and distributed learning modalities.
  2. Assist in the interpretation, modification and implementation of policies and procedures supporting Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) students
  3. Assist in the planning and securing of resources (e.g., educational or research grants) for use in support of the program.
  4. Support the design marketing and recruitment plan and materials to NH/PI students
  5. Develop academic development plan for the program.
  6. Conduct scholarly and research activities in areas related to teaching health sciences to NH/PI students.
  7. Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials and special instructional methods sensitive the educational needs of NH/PI.
  8. Serve on program, division, and university committees.
  9. Render service to the professional and community relevant to academic specialty.
  10. Network with professional and community health organizations to develop additional clinical practicum and/or research sites for student internships.
  11. Serve as faculty advisor for students in the program, and perform other related tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the mission and purpose of the University of Hawai‘i to position the university as a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution.
  2. Have a PhD or equivalent (e.g., ScD, DrPH, MD) in a health-related field (e.g., psychology, nursing, social work,public health, medicine)
  3. Have 3 years or more experience working with Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander (H/PI) communities
  4. Have an understanding of the biological, behavioral, and social mechanisms/determinants of health and their interplay
  5. Have conducted health related research in NH/PI populations
  6. Have a background (e.g., training or teaching) in Native Hawaiian and/or indigenous health
  7. Understands the learning needs of NH/PI to include cultural nuances.
  8. Evidence of scholarly and applied research activities related to the areas of teaching
  9. Evidence of independence, enthusiasm, and self-direction.
  10. Ability to plan and organize assigned activities and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications
  1. In addition to minimum qualifications listed above, five years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  2. Evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals in areas related to academic discipline.
  3. Demonstrated ability to obtain external grant funding.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting; experience in working with highly diverse communities and demonstrated excellence in teaching to culturally diverse students.
  2. Experience teaching and training NH/PI students
  3. Commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the mission and purpose of the University of Hawai‘i to position the university as a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution.
  4. Demonstrated ability to teach distance education courses.
  5. Experience in course assessment and institutional accreditation.
  6. Published research in peer reviewed journals in areas relevant to teaching.

To Apply:
Visit: and search for position number 0076381
  1. Dr. Ricardo Custodio;

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