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Assistant Professor, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Dept of Social Work

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
Honolulu, Hawaii
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2023

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The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Department of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2024. Applicants who are ABD will be considered; however, degree requirements must be met by the effective date of appointment. 

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa strives to be a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning in which the University recognizes our kuleana (responsibility) to honor Indigenous peoples and promote social justice for Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians). The mission of the Department of Social Work is to provide educational excellence that advances social work with its focus on social justice. The principal responsibility is the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge for the global enterprise with special attention to Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and Asian populations in our state and region. We offer three programs (BSW, MSW, PhD) that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to be educated global citizens who advance social justice. With Hawai‘i being one of the most racially/ethnically diverse states in the United States, our unique focus is on resolving problems and building resiliency in a culturally diverse world. We are seeking applicants who will carry out our mission and share our commitment to social justice. 

Duties & Responsibilities
Teach at graduate and undergraduate levels in courses, both on campus and online;
● Teach courses related to health and/or anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion (ADEI);
● Conduct research and scholarly activity with relevance to Hawai‘i and/or the Asia and the Pacific regions;
● Seek extramural funding and publish in peer-reviewed journals;
● Serve as academic advisor to students, supervise independent study research activities, and participate on committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees;
● Render service to the profession and community relevant to academic/research specialty;
● Serve on Department and University committees;
● Participate in curriculum development and utilize technology innovations in program curricular activities.
● Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
● Doctorate from a college or university of recognized standing in social work or related field;
● Demonstrated ability as a teacher; 
● Demonstrated scholarly achievements. 
● Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications 
● MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited college or university;
● Two years post-MSW practice experience;
● Scholarly work focused on health and/or ADEI that contribute to the mission of the School to create and disseminate new knowledge to increase social justice with special attention to Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, Asian populations, and/or other underrepresented populations;
● Successful record in, or demonstrated potential for, securing extramural funding; 
● Strong commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa mission and purpose of positioning the university as a leading Indigenous-serving higher education institution and the department’s commitment to decolonizing social work practice;
● History of teaching health related courses and/or ADEI, Indigenous, or decolonizing social work courses;
● Demonstrated ability to use instructional technology in teaching. 

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and phone numbers of three references, and one published article or other writing sample. Electronic submission only. Priority review will be given to applications received before Friday, September 22, 2023 at midnight Hawaiian Standard Time (HST).   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Note: Official transcripts or equivalent documents from the institution confirming the highest educational degree relevant to this position required upon hire.

Inquiries: Rachel Burrage, Faculty Recruitment Committee Chair, Online job posting:

About the University: Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa has students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of its unique research opportunities, diverse community, and beautiful landscape. UH Manoa is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1 research institution and also holds the status as a land, sea and space-grant institution. Consistently ranked a “best value” among U.S. colleges and universities, our students have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning—truly like no place else on earth. 

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.

In accordance with Article 10 of the unit 08 collective bargaining agreement, bargaining unit members receive priority consideration for APT job vacancies. As a result, external or non BU 08 applicants may not be considered for some APT vacancies. BU 08 members with re-employment rights or priority status are responsible for informing the hiring unit of their status. 

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:

Job Details
Title: Assistant Professor (Department of Social Work, #0083941)
 Position Number: #0083941
 Hiring Unit: Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Department of Social Work
 Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
 Date Posted: August 31, 2023
 Closing Date: Priority review will be given to applications received before September 22, 2023 at midnight Hawaiian Standard Time (HST). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 Salary Information: Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 Monthly Type: 9-month
 Tenure Track: Tenure
 Full Time/Part Time: Full-time
 Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
 Funding: General

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