University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Life Sciences

Position ID:UHManoa-School of Life Sciences-CONBIO [#15707, 83663]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Conservation and Professional MS Coordinator
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Area: Conservation / Applied Conservation
Starting Date:2020/08/01
Appl Deadline:2020/01/17help popup
Position Description:    

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Applied Conservation, who also has the capacity and skill set to serve as the Professional Master’s Program Coordinator.

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 many focusing on ecology and conservation biology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Life Sciences.

2.  Develop externally funded research programs and research collaborations in a conservation-related field.

3.  Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and independent study activities.

4.  Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as appropriate, including committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees.

5.  Render service to the professional or lay community that is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.

6.  Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials, laboratory materials, and special instructional methods.

7.  In collaboration with Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, Lyon Arboretum, other UHM units, and conservation organizations in Hawaii, develop a new MS program that will prepare students for in-demand careers in management and conservation of tropical ecosystems and resources.


8.  Create internship opportunities and research experiences for students within ongoing conservation projects in Hawaii.


9.  Perform related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.  Earned Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in a conservation-related field.

2.  Evidence of research productivity.

3.  University teaching experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

1.  Ability to work in a diverse and multicultural environment.

2.  Experience building relationships between academic units and governmental and independent organizations involved in conservation-focused natural resource management.

3.  Experience in conservation of island ecosystems.

4.  Experience or interest in restoration ecology, invasive species ecology, conservation of rare species, and related fields.



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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Honolulu, HI 96822

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