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Assistant Professor (Indigenous Knowledge and Practice) #76366

University Of Hawaii, West Oahu
Kapolei, Hawaii
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Assistant Professor (Indigenous Knowledge and Practice)
Position Number: 0076366
Hiring Unit: University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Location: Kapolei
Date Posted: July 13, 2022
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins August 24, 2022
Salary Information:  Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions:  Appointment to begin on January 1, 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor (Indigenous Knowledge and Practice) is a (9 month) tenure track position focused on teaching, community engagement and research in the areas of Indigenous Knowledge and practice with an emphasis on food systems and traditional food ways. Workload will include the development and teaching of multiple courses (online and in-person), course support, student and community outreach and recruitment, curriculum development, and coordination of special projects as part of the UHWO Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Community Food Systems. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will also engage with indigenous-led and community-based research projects providing hands-on and experiential learning opportunities for students. Successful candidates will have a well-planned research agenda in the field of Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Resources Management that supports the advancement of a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaii.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Food Ways, Indigenous Science, Indigenous Natural Resources Management or related field from an accredited university; 
  • Demonstrated research focus in the area of Indigenous Knowledge and Practice and its applications to sustainable food systems;
  • Strong track record of extramural grant writing, awards and management experience;
  • Strong track record of engagement with indigenous communities in running field-based, experiential and hands-on learning courses at the post-secondary level.  
  • Strong evidence of experience in creating synergy between Indigenous and western scientific ways of knowing in post-secondary education;

  • An understanding of Hawaii, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian ways of knowing. 

  • Desired Qualifications:
    1. Strong track record of indigenous food systems knowledge within Hawaii and across other indigenous communities;

    2. Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring at the post-secondary level;
    3. Track record conducting applied research and education in indigenous natural resource management;
    4. Strong track record in peer-reviewed publishing in the fields of indigenous knowledge, natural resources management, education, agroecology, food systems or related fields;
    5. An understanding of and professional relationships with the Native Hawaiian community of Hawaii;
    6. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural setting;
    7. Experience teaching and working with highly diverse communities. 
    To Apply:
    Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents.  Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vita, names and contact information of 3 professional references, and copies of official transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of hire).  Copies of selected publications and student evaluations summaries may be requested during the search process. If ABD, submit a letter from the committee chair attesting that all degree requirements will be met by January 1, 2023. If multiple applications are received from the same candidate, only the last one will be reviewed.  Please do not include any self-identifying photos they will be redacted. PLEASE REDACT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES.  All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O'ahu and will not be returned Note:  If you have not applied for a position before using NeoGov, you will need to create an account.
  • Link: 
    UHWO HR Office; 808-689-2525;


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