University of Hawaii at Manoa, Botany

Position ID:UHManoa-Botany-PCSUDIR [#12917, PCSU Dir]
Position Title: Specialist Faculty (Senior Faculty in Botany)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Area: Botany
Appl Deadline:2019/01/21 (posted 2018/12/04, listed until 2019/02/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Title: Specialist Faculty (Senior Faculty Member-Botany) Position Number: Pending Hiring Unit: College of Natural Sciences - Department of Botany Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa Date Posted: December 4, 2018 Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins January 21, 2019 Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Monthly Type: 11 Month Tenure Track: Tenure Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Temporary/Permanent: Permanent Funding: General Funds (First year by BOT/PCSU RTRF)

Other Conditions:

University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Botany, invites applications for a senior full-time, tenured, Specialist faculty position, at the rank of Associate Specialist or Specialist, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin approximately August 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are searching for a highly creative and interactive leader who has significant experience administering basic and applied conservation biology programs, and who could serve as the Director of the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU: PCSU is a University of Hawaii research unit focusing on basic and applied research on conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in Hawaii and the Pacific, collaborating with a range of state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, private foundations, and private landowners. The unit has a current annual budget of over $20 million and employs more than 400 people in more than 25 projects across the State.

As a Senior Faculty member serving as Director of PCSU: 90% FTE. They would provide direction for projects of the unit and serves as PI on many projects, which in turn influences conservation biology primarily in the Hawaiian Islands. Topics include basic and applied conservation biology and adaptive management for native, endangered, and invasive plant and animal species and ecosystems.

Works with departmental and university leadership, partner agencies, and other decision makers to address issues related to PCSU administration, projects, and staff. Maintains relations with Hawaiʻi’s political leaders in state and federal government, funders, and the University. Oversees PCSU administrative staff management of funding agreements and personnel. Leads the development of educational and career opportunities for students and the public.

As a faculty specialist: 10% FTE. Teaches up to one course per year. Advises graduate students and serves on student thesis and dissertation committees. Engages in research on topics of personal interest.

NOTE: Specialist faculty typically differ from traditional instructional faculty in having a different suite of workload expectations, i.e., this position is primarily administrative.

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. or terminal degree in Botany, Biology, or a relevant field from a college or university of recognized standing. A minimum of 4 years (to qualify for Associate Specialist) or 8 years (to qualify for Specialist) of administrative and management experience of multiple simultaneous projects and staff. Demonstrated ability to teach botany, biology, conservation biology, or related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrated knowledge of applied and basic conservation biology through research and management. A sustained track record of publishing peer-reviewed research, with recognition as a leader in a field related to conservation biology. Evidence of significant ability to raise funds, and implement and manage programs. Evidence of ability to connect with diverse constituencies. Strong communication and advocacy skills.

Desirable Qualifications

Awareness of, and participation in, national and international conservation frameworks, goals, and agreements. Experience with Hawaiian, island, and tropical ecosystems and understanding of Hawaiian politics and economy. Knowledge of state and federal regulations and regulatory processes related to conservation and to compliance for grant and contract management.

NOTE: We suggest that potential applicants explore the PCSU website to learn more about the operations of the unit at

To Apply:

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter specifying the position and summarizing the applicant’s interest in this position, and applicable experience; 2) a 2-page (max.) statement of program management experience and approaches; 3) a 2-page (max.) statement of research interests, activities, and plans; 4) a curriculum vitae detailing leadership, research, and management accomplishments; and 5) the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 4 professional references via Academic Jobs Online:

The University of Hawaii 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.

The University of Hawaii is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Botany. For more information on the department, please visit 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. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Inquiries: Dr. Tom Ranker;

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Botany
3190 Maile Way
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

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