The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University
of Hawai‘i at Manoa, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant
Researcher. We are looking for individuals with interests and
skills to take advantage of the growing opportunities to design,
fabricate and launch Cube satellite (and more generally micro
satellite) technology, in support of Earth and planetary sciences.
HIGP (higp.hawaii.edu) is part of the School of Ocean and Earth
Science and Technology (SOEST).
The Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) is a
multi-disciplinary unit in the School of Ocean and Earth Science
and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM),
a R1 research university and Minority Serving Institution with a
very diverse and multicultural environment.
HIGP is engaged in research, technology development, teaching,
workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic,
atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary sciences and
engineering. HIGP oversees the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory,
UHM’s leading institution in space science and engineering. HIGP
also manages the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, and the academic
Earth and Planetary Exploration Technology certificate
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design, fabricate and launch Cube satellite (and more
generally micro satellite) technology
2. Pursue and obtain substantial extramural funding to
support their vigorous research program.
3. Regularly publish findings in appropriate peer-reviewed
journals and discipline-specific
4. Teach at least one undergraduate course per year in
support of HIGP’s Earth and Planetary Exploration Technology
undergraduate certificate and/or other collaborative teaching
ventures between UHM colleges. Contribute fully to a capstone
design class in Cube Satellite technology. In addition, the
candidate will offer graduate level courses in their field of
5. Supervise graduate students and undergraduate
6. Provide experiential learning/research opportunities for
7. Play a full and positive role in contributing, as a HIGP
faculty member, to Institute governance.
8. Play a full and positive role in contributing to, and
promoting, a collegial, respectful, and welcoming environment for
faculty, staff, students, and post-docs within the Institute.
1. A doctorate in a relevant discipline such as Engineering
(Aerospace, Aeronautical, Electrical, or Mechanical), Physics,
Geophysics, and Planetary Sciences obtained by the time of
2. Demonstrated, hands-on experience designing, building,
and/or operating small satellites.
3. Commitment to excellence in teaching and/or mentoring
4. Documented scholarly achievement, such as a record of
publications in scholarly journals.
5. Experience in pursuing external funding, grants and
6. Ability to generate independent research reports.
7. Initiative, interest in scientific work and
8. Expertise in the development of Cube Satellite
1. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
2. Commitment to collaboration with both scientists and
Full details of the position, duties, minimum and desirable
qualifications, and the materials you must submit as part of your
application should be reviewed (and applications must be filed
online) at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu.
Search for position number 0085004 and click on the "Apply" button
on the top right corner of the screen and attach the required
documents. Note: If you have not applied for a position before
using NeoGov, you will need to create an account.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Review of applicants will begin on 07/15/ 2022, and the
search will continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date is January 2, 2023. The University of
Hawai`i is an EEO/AA institution. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply for this position.
Please also see
the relevant position numbers (0083491) at
Inquiries: Dr. Peter Englert, Search
Committee Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org