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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#86488) Position Description

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


Teach graduate and undergraduate anthropology courses with a specialty in museum studies with an emphasis on community-based collections management and material conservation; develop an active program of research that would incorporate the management of collections in the department of anthropology at UH Hilo; provide service to the department including advising students and mentoring student clubs; and contribute to program development, including close collaboration with the North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center’s (NHERC) Heritage Center and ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. at the time of application from an accredited college or university in Anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on museum studies. Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing collections in indigenous and multicultural communities. 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; skills complementing those of existing faculty for contributing to a Heritage Management M.A. degree program focused on the Pacific Islands; and ability to contribute to the Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: cover letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; official transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies of official transcripts are acceptable); and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) current references. All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions only, sent to:

Inquiries (General)

Joe Genz. Search Committee Chair;

Please refer to position #86488 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

First review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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