Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies (#86427) Position Description

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

UH-Hilo, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, full-time, tenure-track, 11 month, to begin approximately January 2023, pending position clearance and funding.


Teach undergraduate and graduate courses through Hawaiian; Maintaining Hawaiian as the operational language of the college; Development of teaching/resource materials; Teaching/participation in other programs/activities as assigned; Activities that lead to meeting the posted tenure requirements of the College.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated exemplary proficiency in oral and written Hawaiian with a strong base in traditional Hawaiian culture; Master’s degree or equivalent in a field related to position duties; Familiarity with the College’s posted teaching philosophy and ability to operate within it; Demonstrated ability to work well within the context of the unique mission of the College and the large range of communities with which it interacts.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience teaching at the upper division tertiary and/or graduate level through Hawaiian; Experience in teaching/curriculum development at the preschool, elementary, secondary, and/or lower division tertiary levels; Community gained qualifications/experience in Hawaiian culture; Academic qualifications/training beyond the master’s.

Pay Range

Salary commensurate with training and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for position number 86427 or Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Language/Studies. Please be sure to review the full job posting before applying. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, (808) 932-7360, e-mail:

Please refer to position #86427 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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