Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Ethnic Studies – Center for Oral History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Closing Date: Continuous; applications received by December 19, 2022 will be given priority

Duties: We seek an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with experience and expertise in teaching Ethnic Studies at the university level and in conducting Oral History with indigenous and ethnic communities represented in Hawai’i. The faculty member hired at the Associate or Full Professor rank should also have administrative experience to be able to fill the position of Director of the Center for Oral History (COH) which focuses on Hawaiʻi oral history.

Director Duties (Associate and Full Professor ranks):

As Director, half of this faculty member’s appointment will be dedicated to sustaining and growing the COH as a community-grounded academic and research unit whose work celebrates community knowledge for social change. This faculty member will teach a half-load of ethnic studies courses during their time serving as Director, with an expectation of teaching a full load when no longer in the Director appointment.  

Assistant Professor Duties:

A hire at the Assistant Professor rank will start as a 9-month appointment and transition to an 11-month appointment when prepared to take on the directorship.  Assistant Professor duties are to teach courses, publish new research, mentor students, secure external grants, run research projects, create curriculum and community training, participate fully in the broader Department of Ethnic Studies and University of Hawai‘i and carry out other duties as assigned by the Department chair. 

Associate and Full Professor Duties:

In addition to the duties for Assistant Professor described above, a hire at the Associate and Full Professor ranks will begin in an 11-month appointment as Director.  Upon completion of the Director appointment, the faculty member will revert to a 9-month faculty appointment.

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