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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#82557) Position Description

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

Position Number 82557, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general-funds, full-time, tenure-track, nine-month appointment, to begin August 2013, pending availability of funds.


Teach undergraduate courses including introductory cultural anthropology and upper division courses in area and topical specialties, advise students, contribute to program development, conduct research; 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. in hand from an accredited college or university in anthropology, demonstrated expertise in cultural anthropology of the Pacific Islands beyond Hawaiʻi with an emphasis in Applied Anthropology, 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 of empirical research evidenced by scholarship, willingness to contribute to the development of a Heritage Management M.A., willingness to assist coordination of the Pacific Islands Studies Certificate.

Pay Range


Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: cover letter explaining how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met; research interests and teaching philosophy; a current vita; the names and addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three (3) current professional references; transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts will required prior to employment). All requested documents/information become the property of the University. Send to Peter Mills, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili St. Hilo, HI 96720-4091.

Inquiries (General)

Professor Peter Mills, ph: 808-974-7465, fax: 808-974-7737, email:

Please refer to position #82557 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, first review of applications February 1, 2013.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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