Instructor (Computer Science) (#84335) Position Description

UH Hilo, College of Natural and Health Sciences, general funds, full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month renewable-type appointment to begin approximately on August 2024, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UH Hilo) is a state university with a private college atmosphere. We offer small class sizes, a diverse student body, and a low student-to-faculty ratio. We are located in the colorful town of Hilo, which is surrounded by natural beauty on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Ten of the 14 world climate zones exist on the Island of Hawaiʻi, making it a living laboratory for the study of volcanoes, astronomy, agriculture, marine science, and other natural sciences. UH Hilo has consistently ranked #1 as one of the "Most Diverse National Universities" by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Best Colleges Rankings. U.S. News & World Report, 2023 Best Colleges Rankings.

The successful candidate will be able to make an impact on a small but dynamic CS department, and also have the opportunity to contribute to a growing and expanding data science program


Primarily teach lower-division Computer Science (CS) and/or lower-division Data Science (DATA) courses. Examples include courses on basic data science skills, web technology, introductory programming, etc. Teach other CS and/or DATA core courses as necessary. Maintain and update course curricula and teaching/learning materials for courses as new technologies become available. Participate in ongoing course and curriculum development activities in the department as a whole. Advise students and maintain office hours. Carry out other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s or higher degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline from an accredited college or university. Ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English. Experience in teaching (or serving as a teaching assistant for) CS and/or DATA courses. Experience with practical data science projects or data science research. Proficient in Python or R as well as at least one other object-oriented programming language.

Desirable Qualifications

Evidence of high-quality undergraduate instruction (e.g. course evaluations) in CS and/or DATA courses. Experience with improving their teaching based on student/faculty feedback. Data Science teaching experience. Industry or research experience related to computer science or data science. Previous experience teaching, studying, or doing research in a small college/university setting.

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 #84335 or Instructor 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. Travis Mandel, Email:

Please refer to position #84335 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, first review on or about November 15, 2023, 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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