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Human Geography Instructor

Department of Geography and Environment
Honolulu, Hawaii
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Geography and Environment, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawai'i) invites applicants for the position of Instructor. This is a permanent, non-tenure track, full-time, 9-month, faculty appointment to begin January 1, 2023 or August 1, 2023, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Our department and university have a strong commitment to recruit and retain diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

More information about the Department is available at

Duties include teaching 12-credits per semester of World Regional Geography, Geography & Contemporary Society, and other large-enrollment and required undergraduate courses serving departmental needs; participate in curriculum development; provide service to the Department, College, and University, and other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have:

  1. M.A. in Geography (or closely related discipline)
  2. Experience teaching Geography at the university level
  3. Demonstrated aptitude for course instruction at the university level
  4. Advanced pedagogical knowledge for both online and in-person instruction
  5. Strong communication and organizational skills
  6. Ability to direct graduate teaching and learning assistants.

Desirable Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will also have:

  1. Ph.D. in Geography (or closely related discipline)
  2. Proven track record of effective course instruction in lower and upper-division Geography courses at the university level
  3. Experience successfully teaching large lecture courses
  4. Experience teaching diverse student populations. Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we also seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in, and the potential to contribute to, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary range:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:
Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 0085072, JOB# 2022-00978.
Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach the required documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Cover letter addressing how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications
  3. Course evaluations
  4. Two sample syllabi
  5. Names and contact information (email addresses and phone numbers) of 3 professional references
  6. A statement summarizing your teaching interests and how they intersect with instructional activities at an R1 institution.

Finalists must be prepared to submit copies of official transcripts prior to campus visit. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Reece Jones, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment,

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request:  The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the following link:

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