Assistant Professor (Biology) (#82322) Position Description

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

UH Hilo, College of Natural and Health Sciences, tenure-track, full-time, general funds, nine-month appointment to begin approximately August 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funding.

The UH Hilo Department of Biology seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor who use a genetics/genomics approach to address questions of fundamental importance in biology. Our department and university have a strong commitment to recruit and retain diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. The UH Hilo Department of Biology is committed to serving our community and state through excellence in teaching and research.


Provide high-quality teaching in genetics, conservation genomics, and quantitative methods in support of the Biology B.A. and B.S. degrees as well as the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Master’s program. Develop an innovative, independent research program in genetics/genomics that is supported by extramural funding; mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students; participate in departmental governance and related university and community service.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in a biological science discipline appropriate to the position, teaching experience in biological sciences, research experience in genetics/genomics, and demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated teaching experience at the college or university level in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in areas related to genetics, genomics, and quantitative ecology. Demonstrated record of student advising and training. Postdoctoral research experience, a successfully funded research program in area of expertise in genetics/genomics, ability to conduct research on Hawaiian taxa, and teach and advise graduate students in the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Master’s program.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for #82322 or Assistant Professor, Biology. 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. Patrick Hart,

Please refer to position #82322 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, first review March 24, 2024, and will continue until filled

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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.

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.

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