Skip to content

Assistant Professor of Data Science in Biology or Marine Science (#86483) Position Description

UH Hilo Home > Faculty & Staff > Human Resources > Position Vacancies

The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, College of Arts & Sciences, Division of Natural Sciences, tenure-track, general funds, full-time, nine-month appointment to begin approximately August 2018, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teach lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in biology or marine science; contribute to the development of a data science certificate program, minor and major; assist in the development of a new interdisciplinary data science curriculum; collaborate with Hawai╩╗i ÔÇśIke Wai EPSCoR scientists and develop an independent research focus with a data science application; advise and mentor students; and participate in departmental, community and University-wide service.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral-level degree at the time of appointment from an accredited university in biology, marine science, data science, or a closely related field; evidence of data science-related research, such as in genomics/bioinformatics or bio-physical oceanography; evidence of teaching biology or marine science at the university level; and experience mentoring student research.

Desirable Qualifications

Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching in a multicultural setting; evidence of successfully teaching university courses in biology or marine science; experience in developing data science curricula; evidence of engaging undergraduate students in data science research activities; field research experience; demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding.

Pay Range

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: 1) a letter of application specifically addressing the ability to perform stated duties and explaining how minimum and desirable qualifications are met; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a statement on teaching data science in biology or marine science; 4) a statement on research; 5) transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (original official transcripts will be required prior to employment ); 6) three current professional letters of reference with contact information (letters can be e-mailed directly to by the letter writer). Failure to submit the required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions only. Email all application materials to Include in the subject: Position 86483 application

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Roberto Pelayo, Search Committee Chair via email at

Please refer to position #86483 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, application review begins December 1, 2017.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

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 the U.S. Department of EducationÔÇÖs Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Return to the Position Vacancies Listing.