The University of Hawaii at Manoa is seeking an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required. Applications Due: Jan. 15, 2009.
Pacific Islands Politics Position Description
Assistant Professor, Position No. #84790, Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, full-time, 9-month, tenure track appointment, to begin August 1, 2009. Position contingent on position clearance and availability of funds.
- Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the politics of Pacific Islands; conduct and publish research; share in mentoring; contribute to departmental, college, and community life; seek extramural funding.
- Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field. [ABD with all requirements for degree completed by August 1, 2009, considered]. Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research in Pacific Islands politics.
- Desired Qualifications: Applicant should demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary political issues in the Pacific Islands, other than Hawaii, with an ability and desire to teach and conduct research on the experiences and issues of concern to Pacific Islanders. The ability to contribute to one or more of the other parts of the Department's curriculum such as environment and natural resource management, political theory, governance, global politics, indigenous politics, post-colonial studies, futures studies, feminist theory, and cultural studies is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the activities associated with the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, an internationally-known institute at UHM; and to be committed to innovative educational strategies and work well with students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The College is committed to excellence in scholarship and favors candidates who are collegial and attentive to issues of race, gender, sexuality and other dimensions of diversity.
- Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
-To Apply: Send a dossier that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a sample course syllabus, a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of reference, to Jon Goldberg-Hiller, Chair, Political Science Department, 640 Saunders Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822.
- Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.