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Assistant Professor (Culturally-sustaining Literacy Intervention and Special Education)

College of Education
Honolulu, Hawaii
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start date
Nov 3, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Assistant Professor (Culturally-sustaining Literacy Intervention and Special Education)
Position Number: 0082319
Hiring Unit: College of Education, Department of Special Education
Location: Manoa
Date Posted: November 3, 2023
Closing Date: Continuous – Review of applications begins January 2, 2024
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Other Conditions:
General funds. Appointment to begin August 2024. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty Orientation in the first year and pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses via on-campus and/or a variety of distance and hybrid delivery modes; supervise candidates' field activities in field-based teacher preparation programs; advise students; maintain an active program of research/scholarly activity and publications in area of specialization; provide service to the university, public schools, and professional community; participate in program evaluation activities; contribute to the University of Hawaii’s mission as being a Hawaiian place of learning.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in special education or closely related field from an accredited institution; will consider ABD if completed by August 2024;
  • Applied expertise in the science of reading including systematic and explicit literacy instruction/intervention with students with disabilities;
  • Evidence of scholarly research activity focused on reading intervention and/or literacy instruction;
  • Teaching experience with students with disabilities, in public or private schools;
  • Experience teaching K-12 students with disabilities who are culturally and linguistically diverse learners, including English learners (ELs)/Multilingual learners (MLLs);
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience that provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy focusing on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island communities;
  • Knowledge, experience, or research that contributes to the University of Hawaii’s mission as being a Hawaiian place of learning;
  • Knowledge of olelo Hawaii;
  • Experience in field supervision of special education teacher candidates;
  • Experience designing and delivering courses in varied instructional delivery formats (e.g, hybrid/blended, fully online);
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working on collaborative teams (or working collaboratively with other professionals);
  • Experience with inclusive education of students with disabilities;
  • Experience teaching non-traditional university students from culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Knowledge and experience of tiered literacy intervention (reading or writing) within MTSS;

To Apply:
Go to: Submit a cover letter clearly addressing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; curriculum vitae; reprints of publications; graduate transcripts (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring); and names, addresses, and phone numbers of five references.
Inquiries: Rhonda Black; 808-956-2367;

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