Instructor/Assistant Professor (Geology-Geophysics) (#84714T) Position Description

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

UH Hilo, College of Natural & Health Sciences (CNHS), one-year, temporary non-tenure track, special funds, nine-month appointment to begin approximately January 2024, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


The UH Hilo geology department offers bachelor’s degrees in geology, with specialties in volcanology and environmental geology. The Department of Geology houses teaching laboratories in petrology, a geoarchaeology lab with a ThermoNoran Quant’X EDXRF; faculty also have access to facilities housed in the UH Hilo Analytical Laboratory, the UH Hilo Spatial Data and Analysis Laboratory, and potentially facilities and equipment housed at HVO. More information about the Department of Geology can be found at
1. Teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including introductory geology and introductory labs, introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes, introduction to environmental geology, and upper division elective courses.
2. Expertise in geological remote sensing, comparative planetology, or low-temperature (environmental) geochemistry.
3. The anticipated teaching load for this position is 12 credits (3-4 courses depending on laboratory requirements) per semester

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in geology or related field at time of application
2. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
3. High-quality oral and written communication skills.

Assistant Professor:
1. Doctorate in geology or related field at time of application, although ABD candidates who will graduate in December 2023 will be considered
2. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
3. High-quality oral and written communication skills

Desirable Qualifications

1. Experience as lead instructor in undergraduate geology or earth science course;
2. Demonstrated record of high-quality teaching in undergraduate instruction and evidence of the ability to teach the courses outlined in this announcement
3. Experience working with a diverse student body or integrating perspectives of indigenous peoples into science teaching
4. Demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and engaging undergraduate students in experiential and place-based learning
5. Working with students from a variety of backgrounds including those from traditionally underrepresented groups

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

For a complete description, application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for 84714T or Instructor/Assistant Professor, GeologyPlease 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. Steven Lundblad;

Please refer to position #84714T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, with first review on or around October 12, 2023.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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