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Assistant Professor (Language, Culture & Practice)

The Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) - Secondary Program in the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Institute for Teacher Education (ITE), Secondary Program in the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2022. Position Number: 0084680.

Continuous - application review begins December 1, 2021
Salary Information: Minimum of $64,896, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other Conditions: General or Special funds, contingent upon position clearance, department needs, and fund availability. Selectees are required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and teach various undergraduate and graduate world language, English as a second language (ESL)/multilingual learners (MLL), multicultural, and field-based education courses for a secondary teacher preparation program;
  • Teach via on campus and/or a variety of distance delivery modes;
  • Travel statewide to supervise teacher candidates in field-based courses;
  • Participate in collaborative relationships with mentor teachers, school administrators, and staff;
  • Advise teacher candidates and participate in program admissions and recruitment;
  • Maintain an active program of research and publications;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, public schools, and professional community;
  • Participate as a member of the COE’s Teacher Education Committee Advisory Council for World Language and MLL;
  • Participate in program review, assessment, and accreditation activities;
  • Engage and collaborate with secondary education faculty on continual program reform, curriculum development and program events     
  • Other duties as assigned.

Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in the field of education prior to start date from an accredited institution; 
  • Well-defined research agenda in the area(s) of multicultural education, world language, or ESL/MLL;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • Proficiency in one or more world languages;
  • Experience with teaching Hawaiian culture;
  • Minimum of three years full-time secondary classroom teaching experience, as a teacher of record, in world language or ESL/MLL;
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.
    Desirable Qualifications

  • Scholarly publications related to world language education, ESL/MLL, and/or multicultural education; 
  • Proficiency with Hawaiian Language;
  • Experience working with Native Hawaiian populations;
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching secondary (6th - 12th) in world language, ESL/MLL, and developing multicultural curriculum;
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching post-secondary world language, ESL/MLL, and multicultural education courses, as evidenced in student course evaluations or other documentation;
  • Proficient knowledge of Na Hopena A'o, Teaching Tolerance Standards, ACTFL & WIDA;
  • Experience with teaching or learning through distance learning/online courses;
  • Experience supervising teacher candidates in field-based and standards-based secondary teacher preparation programs;
  • Experience with school/university partnerships.
    To Apply: Visit and search for Position Number 0084680.
    Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected scholarly publications, names and contact information (including email addresses) of five professional references and official graduate transcripts (copies acceptable; however, official transcripts required prior to hiring).
    Inquiries: Institute for Teacher Education Secondary Program; 808-956-4523;

    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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