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Assistant Professor of Anthropology (#83555) Position Description

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

UH Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, general funds, permanent, nine-month, tenure track, full-time position, to begin approximately August 2015, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in human-environment interactions with a topical specialty in Pacific paleobotany; advise students; contribute to program development, including the establishment of a paleobotany laboratory through grant funding; conduct research; contribute to curriculum and advising in UH Hilo’s Heritage Management M.A. degree program, 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. from an accredited college or university in anthropology or a related field with a primary focus on paleobotanical research; demonstrated expertise in Island Pacific paleobotany with an emphasis in anthropological applications; 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 in empirical research and education; willingness to contribute to existing Pacific Islands Studies Certificate Program; expertise to teach about cultures of Oceania.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however original official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and contact information (including email) of at least three (3) references. All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application address: Peter R. Mills, Search Committee Chair, Anthropology Department, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kāwili St., Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720-4091.

Inquiries (General)

Peter R. Mills,, (808) 932-7268

Please refer to position #83555 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, application review begins February 15, 2015.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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