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Assistant Professor (Public Administration)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Social Sciences, Public Administration Program
Date Posted:
October 25, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2018
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with experience and record of achievement.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2019, general funds, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship campus of the UH system and enrolls more than 20,000 students. The university is a Carnegie Research I institution located in Honolulu, the state‚Äôs capital (900,000 population), an extremely diverse racial and ethnic community. The Public Administration Program is a NASPAA-accredited MPA program within the College of Social Sciences that offers an MPA and graduate certificates in Public Service Leadership and Nonprofit Management. The mission of the Public Administration Program (PUBA) is to equip those with public and community responsibilities in Hawaii, the continental U.S., and the Asia-Pacific region with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt to changing public service environments and to work collaboratively to solve problems. The Program does this in a manner informed by the traditions, cultural sensitivity, and inclusiveness special to Hawaii, enabling our graduates to provide leadership and improve communities wherever they serve. Through teaching, research and service, the Program aims to give current and future public service professionals the knowledge and skills they need to be effective leaders in a diverse and globalizing world.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach required and elective courses in the Public Administration Program, advise and mentor students, advise group capstone projects, and assist students with practicum placements. Undertake scholarly and applied research, including obtaining external research funding, consistent with the purposes of the Program and the College. The College is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and using your professional expertise to explore issues that face our community, nation, and world. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Earned PhD or equivalent in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent.
  2. ABDs will be considered but all degree requirements must be met before August 1, 2019. ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to date of hire.
  3. Demonstrated research and teaching interests in nonprofit management and/or leadership.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Interest in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Interest in building an alumni network of public service leaders and in conducting research that benefits communities.
  3. Experience with or interest in online teaching.
  4. We desire candidates who work easily in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and who are concerned with social responsibility.

To Apply:
Electronic applications only. Visit and search for Position Number 0083292, JOB# 2018-00768 to submit an application. Application materials will not be returned. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Full review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.
  1. Professor Morgen Johansen;

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