JOE - June 2012

University of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Honolulu, HI, USA
JEL Classifications:
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
K -- Law and Economics
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Z1 -- Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
Keywords: Native Hawaiian, Hawaiian, traditional Hawaiian knowledge
Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin June 19, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

JOE ID Number: 201206_397169

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Full Text of JOE Listing:
The University of Hawaii at Mannoa (UHM) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. The position will be a joint appointment in the Department of Economics (75%), College of Social Sciences, and the Hawaii School of Hawaiian Knowledge (HSHK) (25%) with a tenure base in Economics. The position is a 100% FTE, 9-month appointment, permanent, general funds, tenure-track, to begin August 1, 2012, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: This position joins a cluster of scholars who focus on cross-disciplinary solutions to natural and cultural resource management, sustainability and food security issues and will develop the malama aina strand of curriculum. This Hui Aina Momona represents a partnership between the College of Social Sciences (Department of Economics), Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the William S. Richardson School of Law, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department), and School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (Sea Grant College). Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to: developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Economics and Hawaiinuiakea including those related to malama aina, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, conducting high-quality research, and securing extramural funding on a regular basis. Instructional course work will account for majority of faculty workload. The candidate's research and teaching will reflect pressing socioeconomic issues affecting indigenous peoples, particularly, in Hawaii and the broader Asia-Pacific region, especially, in the areas of health, education, and labor. Work will involve research into land use management strategies or legal research regarding Native Hawaiians in traditional, historic, and contemporary times. It is also expected that the candidate will participate in department, university, and professional activities; actively pursue creative and scholarly work; and demonstrate academic resourcefulness. In addition, the position will serve Hawaiian communities, as appropriate, to share information and encourage Native Hawaiian and other Indigenous students to pursue careers in related fields, and fulfill other faculty duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Economics or an allied social science field from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent; evidence of scholarly achievement comparable to peers at major research universities; demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Economics; a productive research program; experience and skills in teaching and mentoring within a university-based program; proven track record conducting research on economic issues impacting Native Hawaiian or indigenous peoples; ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams; demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian language, history and culture; demonstrated scholarly interest and promise relevant to Native Hawaiians; demonstrated experience working with Native Hawaiian or indigenous communities on issue of land, environment, economics and culture; considerable knowledge of data sources and archives for research into land use management strategies or legal research regarding Native Hawaiians or indigenous peoples in traditional, historic, and contemporary times; and excellent communication and presentation skills.

Desirable Qualifications: Research on indigenous human resource economics; demonstrated knowledge of Native Hawaiian cultural traditions regarding malama aina.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:

To Apply: Please e-mail a letter of application that includes a statement of how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; and the names and contact information (phone numbers and e-mail address) of three references, and a letter of support from an Indigenous community or organization documenting the nature and extent of his/her work, impact and benefit, and reputation in that community. Send to: Cheri Kawachi, Admin & Fiscal Support Specialist, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics, Saunders Hall 542, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822-2217 ( Please direct job inquiries to Professor Timothy Halliday, Search Committee Co-Chair at ( or (808) 956-8615).

Review of applications will begin June 19, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority. UHM is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

Email for Applications:
FAX for Applications: 808-956-4347
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For more information, email:
For more information, phone: 808-956-8615

More Informational Contact Details
Tim Halliday
Search Committee Co-Chair
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Economics
2424 Maile Way
Saunders 542
Honolulu , HI US 96822

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