Assistant Professor (Literacy Education) at University of Hawaii

University of Hawaii
Manoa, HI

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Assistant Professor (Literacy Education)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies
Date Posted:
November 15, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 07, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Other Conditions:
  • General or Special funds, contingent upon position clearance, department needs, and fund availability. Appointment to begin August 2019. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach in the Curriculum Studies Department’s diverse programs, including our literacy leadership programs via face-to-face, on-line and hybrid/blended learning courses;
  2. Contribute to the uniqueness of the University of Hawaii as being a Hawaiian place of learning;
  3. Contribute to the preservice teacher education programs in the Institute for Teacher Education through teaching literacy education courses and/or assisting in field supervision;
  4. Advise and mentor graduate students;
  5. Maintain an active program of research and publication;
  6. Actively participate in accreditation and program review activities and ongoing improvement of programs;
  7. Provide service to the Department, College, University, public and private schools, and broader communities;
  8. Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned doctorate prior to start date in education from an accredited institution with a specialization in literacy, or equivalent;
  2. Minimum of two years K-12 full time teaching experience, which included literacy;
  3. Experience or expertise in literacy assessment, coaching and/or leadership;
  4. Experience working with diverse, multicultural, and/or multilingual populations;
  5. Research agenda in literacy or literacy teacher education;
  6. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience or expertise in new literacies/multiliteracies;
  2. Background in K-12 reading;
  3. Successful experience(s) teaching post-secondary education courses, as evidenced in student course evaluations or other documentation;
  4. Experience teaching online;
  5. Experience collaborating with university/school partnerships, professional development and/or professional learning communities;
  6. Knowledge, experience, or research agenda to contribute to the uniqueness of the University as a Hawaiian place of learning.
To Apply:
To apply, visit and search for Job Number 2018-00866 or 0082144 to submit an application.
  1. Patricia Halagao; 808-956-9295;

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