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Associate/Full Professor

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

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

Title: Associate/Full Professor
Position Number: 0082950
Hiring Unit: College of Education, Center on Disability Studies (CDS)
Location: Manoa
Date Posted: November 3, 2023
Closing Date: Continuous - application review 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: Pending position approval from The Office of the Provost. This position is an 11 month, three-year appointment as the Director of CDS renewable based on satisfactory performance and department needs. Should the candidate no longer serve as the Director, the position will revert to a 9 month appointment in an academic department. General funds. Appointment to begin August 1, 2024. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year and pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administrative (75%) - Administer and manage diverse faculty and staff of the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), a multi-million dollar research unit; 
  • Provide leadership within and across education, health, and habilitation disability communities to address issues impacting the quality of life of persons with disabilities; 
  • Lead interdisciplinary grant and project development teams; 
  • Collaborate successfully with other COE and UH units and with federal, state, and private funding agencies; 
  • Develop concepts and prepare successful grant proposals for extramurally funded research and training; 
  • Write competitive grant applications that support the mission of the unit; 
  • Manage complex departmental budgets;
  • Recruit, hire and evaluate diverse personnel; 
  • Serve as a member of the Dean’s Council; 
  • Instructional (25%) - Teach undergraduate and graduate courses via on-campus and a variety of distance delivery modes, as assigned; mentor and advise students.
  • Participate in program review, program assessment, and accreditation activities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in education, health, disability, social work, public health, counseling, or other social and human service field related to persons with disabilities.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching; at minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent, with evidence of increasing professional maturity.
  • Six or more years of experience in the field of disabilities and diversity reflecting points in time across the lifespan.
  • Four or more years of administrative experience within a large research and training center.
  • Experience leading and conducting interdisciplinary research and training activities.
  • Extensive experience writing and securing competitive grants and managing extramural research and training funds.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring faculty in the successful development of extramural grants and contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with community organizations and state agencies to improve the outcomes of persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership, teaming, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated work in diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Record of scholarship and publication commensurate with the next lower rank.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience that provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.

Full Professor Minimum Qualifications
 [In addition to the Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications]

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching; at minimum of four years of full-time teaching at the rank of associate professor or equivalent, with evidence of increasing professional maturity.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ten or more years of experience in the field of disabilities and diversity reflecting points in time across the lifespan.
  • National and international recognition as a leader in one or more of the involved disciplines and the field of disabilities.
  • Direct work or research in multicultural settings with diverse cultures and communities.
  • Familiarity with the Hawaii State needs pertaining to persons with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with the Pacific jurisdictions needs pertaining to persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with national and international partnerships.
  • Experience with organizing international forums, symposiums and conferences.
  • Demonstrated work including persons with disabilities in research teams and advisory boards.
  • Success in developing teams and promoting effective partnerships.
  • Experience teaching Disability studies courses.
  • Success developing and maintaining a diverse funding portfolio.

To Apply:
Go to: Submit 1) a letter of application clearly addressing how they meet the qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts (copies acceptable, however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring), 4) names, addresses, and phone numbers of five (5) professional references, and, 5) if available, reprints of selected publications.
Inquiries: Lauren Lum Ho;

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