Assistant Professorship in the History of the Pacific Islands / Oceania

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professorship in the History of the Pacific Islands / Oceania

Title: Assistant Professor (History)
Position Number: 0085448
Hiring Unit: Arts and Humanities, Department of History
Location: Manoa
Date Posted: October 15, 2018
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins November 15, 2018
Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General Funds
Other Conditions:

The Department of History at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa invites applications for an assistant professorship in the history of the Pacific islands / Oceania. Position Number 0085448, full-time, tenure-track, 9-month position to begin August 1, 2019, subject to the availability of funds and position clearance.

Duties and Responsibilities The successful candidate will teach lower-division survey courses, and upper-division and graduate courses in area(s) of specialization; advise undergraduate and graduate students; maintain an active agenda of scholarly research and publication; participate in service work; and fulfill other duties assigned by the department chair.

Minimum Qualifications PhD by August 1, 2019 or ABD near defense, from a university of recognized standing, in history or closely related field in the humanities or social sciences, with an emphasis on the Pacific islands / Oceania beyond Hawai‘i. Research competence in a Pacific island language, evidence of strong historical research capabilities, and evidence of teaching ability.

Desirable Qualifications Demonstrated teaching experience; research focus on indigenous and comparative / transnational studies which situates the Pacific islands / Oceania in a global context; national and international scholarly engagement, particularly in the Pacific.

To Apply: Application materials should include: a letter of application describing research and teaching interests; c.v.; writing sample; sample syllabus from an undergraduate or graduate course in Pacific history. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the search committee. Please send paper copies of all materials (no electronic / emailed copies accepted) to: Dr. John P. Rosa (Search Chair), Pacific Search Committee, Department of History, University of Hawai’i, Manoa, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2383 USA. General inquiries may be directed to Dr. Rosa at (808) 956-8098 or The screening process will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The department expects to conduct preliminary interviews via videoconferencing. UHM is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

Address: Dr. John P. Rosa (Search Chair), Pacific Search Committee Department of History University of Hawai’i, Manoa, 2530 Dole Street Honolulu, HI 96822-2383

Inquiries: Dr. John Rosa; 808-956-8098; The University of Hawaiʻi 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.

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