University of Hawaii at Manoa, Psychology

Position ID:UHManoa-Psychology-TTAPCOMM [#23300, 84790]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Community Psychology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Community Psychology
Psychology / Health Disparities
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/10/14, finished 2024/02/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Psychology

Position ID: 84790
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822, United States
Subject Area: Community Psychology
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 15, 2023 will receive priority.  
Position Description: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Department of Psychology, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) in Honolulu, Hawai‘i invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Community Psychology, with demonstrated innovative methodological and quantitative skills. Specific topics and populations are open, with a preference for candidates who focus on health equity and/or community engaged research. This is a 9-month, full-time, permanent, tenure-track appointment, position number 84790, with anticipated start date of January 1, 2024 or August 1, 2024.

Our department and university have a strong commitment to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse applicants ( We provide a strong mentoring program with one or more senior faculty available to new hires, as the new hire sees fit. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

About the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: UHM is an R1 (Very High Research Activity, Carnegie Classification) institution located on a beautiful arboretum campus. UHM is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university with the core mission of generating, preserving, and disseminating knowledge for the greater good of the people of the state of Hawai‘i and the world beyond through teaching, research, and service in a way that promotes inclusiveness and beneficence for all. The university is committed to a diverse, equitable, and welcoming campus community in which every member can thrive.

Hawaiʻi is a special place to live and work, with a vibrant statewide diverse population and tremendous physical beauty. Children raised in Hawaiʻi are naturally exposed to and immersed in diverse ethnocultural traditions and practices.

Duties: Develop a strong research program, seek extramural funding, publish research in peer-reviewed journals, teach introductory and upper-level graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students in community psychology, quantitative methods and statistics, as well as the candidate’s areas of interest, and provide service to the department, college, and university. Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialization in Community Psychology, or related field (e.g., Public Health) from an accredited college, university, or foreign equivalent, by December 31, 2023 for a Jan 1 start date or by July 31, 2024 for a August 1 start date. ABDs will be considered only if all degree requirements will be met before their start date. ABDs must submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that the dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to the date of hire; 2) Documented excellence in teaching and research; 3) Demonstrated potential for securing external funding; 4) Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Community Psychology (including theory and methods), program evaluation, prevention research, and undergraduate courses in statistics; 5) Ability to provide statistical consultation to graduate students.

Desirable qualifications: Given the multicultural and diverse context of UHM, we seek candidates with the potential to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at UH and in the field as a whole, and whose research has implications for addressing behavioral health disparities.

Salary range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Submit curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, up to three relevant publications, course evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and statements summarizing your teaching interests and research interests. Please also submit a diversity statement that addresses past experience, activities, and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career. Finalists must be prepared to submit copies of official transcripts prior to a campus visit. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Inquiries: Dr. Charlene Baker, Search Committee Chair, (808)

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 15th, 2023, will be given priority. Position to begin January 1, 2024 or August 1, 2024.

Application Submission and Materials Required: Submit the following items electronically via this website to complete your application:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Research statement
• Teaching statement
• Diversity statement
• Course evaluations
• Three relevant publications
• Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers via this site)

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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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Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai‘i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link:

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

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