Tenure Track Position at UH Hilo

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, position #83555, UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general funds, permanent, nine-month, tenure track, full-time position, to begin approximately August 2016, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human-environment interactions with a preferred topical specialty in Pacific paleobotany, but other paleoenvironmental specializations will be considered; advise students; contribute to program development, including the establishment of a paleoenvironmental  laboratory through grant funding; conduct research; contribute to curriculum and advising in UH Hilo’s Heritage Management M.A. degree program, serve on university committees, engage in scholarly activities and/or creative endeavors which contribute to the mission of the University.  Perform service to the University and community.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on paleoenvironmental research; demonstrated expertise in Pacific Islands paleoenvironments with an emphasis in anthropological applications; evidence of good teaching skills.

Desirable Qualifications:  Evidence of successful college level teaching in a multicultural environment; qualitative and quantitative skills; commitment to a program in empirical research and education; willingness to contribute to existing Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program; expertise to teach about cultures of Oceania from a cultural anthropological perspective.

Pay range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) references.  Finalists will be asked to include a reference who is a current or former employer.  All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

Application address:  Peter R. Mills, Search Committee Chair, Anthropology Department, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 W. K?wili St., Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720-4091.

Inquiries:  Peter R. Mills, millsp@hawaii.edu, (808) 932-7268

Closing date:  Continuous recruitment, application review begins December 15, 2015.

UH Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer M/W/Disability/Veterans.


Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience