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Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science

Department of Geography and Environment
Honolulu, Hawaii
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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The Department of Geography and Environment, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawai’i) invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science (GIS). This is a 9-month, full-time, permanent, tenure-track faculty appointment to begin August 1, 2024, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

UHM is an R1 (Very High Research Activity, Carnegie Classification) institution located on a beautiful arboretum campus. UHM is a land- grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university with the core mission of generating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge for the greater good of the people of the state of Hawai‘i and the world beyond through teaching, research, and service in a way that promotes inclusiveness and beneficence for all.

Our department and university have a strong commitment to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information about the Department of Geography and Environment is available at

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop a strong research program;
  2. Seek and secure extramural funding;
  3. Publish research in peer-reviewed journals;
  4. Teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses;
  5. Mentor students in Geographic Information Science, as well as the candidate's areas of interest;
  6. Provide service to the department, college, and university, and relevant professional communities;
  7. Participate in the design of undergraduate and graduate curriculum that expands GIS skills;
  8. Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Geography or related field from an accredited college, university, or foreign equivalent, by July 31, 2024 for an August 1 start date. ABDs will be considered only if all degree requirements will be met before their start date. ABDs must submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that the dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to the date of hire;
  2. Demonstrated scholarly achievement, evidenced by a track record of peer-reviewed publications;
  3. Demonstrated potential for securing external funding;
  4. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff and/or administration.

Desirable qualifications:

  1. Demonstrate interest and the potential to contribute to the campus’ efforts in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To Apply: Continuous recruitment. Application review will begin on October 15, 2023.

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach the following required documents:

  1. Cover letter addressing how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Research statement;
  4. Teaching statement;
  5. The names and contact information for three references;
  6. Finalists must be prepared to submit copies of official transcripts prior to campus visit. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

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Reece Jones, Chair, Department of Geography and Environment,  


EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

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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.

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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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