University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Life Sciences

Position ID:UHManoa-School of Life Sciences-SLSDIR [#15746]
Position Title: Director and Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Area: Life sciences / Life science
Appl Deadline:2020/02/20help popup (posted 2019/12/15)
Position Description:    

The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, College of Natural Sciences, School of Life Sciences (School) seeks applications for a full-time, tenured, general funded, Full Professor position. This position is a 9-month faculty position made with the anticipation that the successful applicant will be appointed by the Dean to an 11-month appointment to serve as Director of the School, to be renewed annually at the Dean’s discretion. As Director, they would provide vision and leadership for its academic programs and scientific direction, and work closely with the Dean to administer the alignment of the School’s research and instructional activities, and foster collaborations across the University of Hawai`i System.

As a Senior Faculty member, responsibilities in the School also include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of student research, serving as academic advisor to students, rendering service to the University and professional or lay community, participating in curriculum development activities, serving as chair or member of committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees, and conducting research or undertaking comparable scholarly activity. The School was recently created by the merger of the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology and currently occupies three buildings on the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, which is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai`i System, a Carnegie "Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity", and a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution. As documented by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the campus serves the most diverse population of both students and faculty among the nation’s flagship campuses.

A part of the School will be housed in a new building with modern teaching and research laboratories, and access to a state-of-the-art microscopy and visualization core-facility, including a small animal MRI and micro CT. The School is home to the second largest academic program on campus, serving over 1300 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students for degrees in biology, botany, marine biology, microbiology, molecular cell biology, and zoology. Faculty research interests span all biological scales, with many focusing on Hawaiian study systems.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Minimum of four years of full- time college or university teaching at the rank of associate professor or equivalent. 2. Evidence of excellence in teaching. 3. Demonstrated research productivity which has resulted in significant recognition by the national or international community of scholars active in the same field and the ability to obtain external funding. 4. Demonstrated continuing participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university or other appropriate organization, or in an appropriate professional society or organization, or in other appropriate job-related service activities. 5. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities, including the supervision of work of assistants when appropriate. 6. Demonstrated ability to undertake a variety of assignments within the University; demonstrated capacity for leadership in the department and scholarly discipline. 7. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications: 1. Ability to work in a diverse and multicultural environment 2. A track record of leadership and collaboration in the submission of successful infrastructure proposals and training grants 3. Ability to support and strengthen the School’s research enterprise at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels.

To Apply: Applicants must submit: 1) cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments, 3) a two-page statement on academic leadership and vision, and 4) the names, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of at least three professional references via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/. Application review will begin on February 20, 2020. Applications will be treated confidentially until finalists are chosen and consent is given for the search committee to contact references.

Inquiries: Dr. Kasey Barton, kbarton@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-8028

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system, a Carnegie "Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity", and a Land- Sea-, and Space-Grant institution. As documented by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the campus serves the most diverse population of both students and faculty among the nation’s flagship campuses. The School of Life Sciences was recently created by the merger of the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology at the University of Hawai‘i’s flagship campus. It hosts the second largest academic program on campus, serving over 1300 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students for degrees in biology, botany, marine biology, microbiology, molecular cell biology, and zoology. Research interests of the 40 faculty members span all biological scales, with particular emphasis on local organisms and systems. Many faculty will occupy a modern, new building hosting research and teaching labs as well as core facilities. Our campus boasts two arboreta, two world class marine laboratories, and state of the art high performance computing, sequencing, imaging, metabolomics, histology, and flow cytometry core facilities. Access to diverse and unique field sites is unrivaled. 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. 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 Hawai‘i may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office. Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/accommodation-request/


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Further Info:
https://lifesciences.manoa.hawaii.edu/
 
Department of Biology
2538 McCarthy Mall
Edmonson Hall 216
Honolulu, HI 96822

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