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Assistant/Associate Professor of History (with specialization in Diplomatic/International History)

Wake Island, HI
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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$67,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually

Location :

HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu, HI

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Faculty - Regular Full Time

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OLA, Dept of History, Humanities, & International Studies

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Hawai'i Pacific University is designated as an Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian (ANNH) Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. As such, we strive for accurate displays of the Hawaiian language in all our institutional materials. This includes the appropriate use of diacritical marks such as the 'okina and kahako. Unfortunately, at times external vendors and other third-party technology integrations do not support the use of these characters. Mahalo for your understanding.

Job Summary:

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) is a private, non-profit institution of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students. Founded in 1965, it is Hawai'i's largest private university with its core campus in the heart of Honolulu's business district.The Department of History, Humanities, and International Studies invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of History to contribute to the interdisciplinary MA and BS programs in Diplomacy and Military Studies. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in U.S. Diplomatic History and Foreign Relations. Candidates who can also teach in the general area of security studies and/or terrorism/counter-terrorism, are also encouraged to apply. Preference is for candidates with a regional specialization or knowledge of, and teaching ability in, the Indo-Asia-Pacific or Middle East. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in History (or a closely related discipline) OR a Master's degree in History (or a closely related discipline) combined with professional experience commensurate to a doctorate (i.e. a credentialed diplomat or senior government service). Candidates may also be required to teach in the undergraduate BA History and BA International Studies programs.

The successful candidate is required to maintain competence in the academic field by remaining current in their own and related disciplines and in the most effective instructional methods. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of new knowledge. This is a full-time position with up to 24 credits of teaching over the academic year that runs from mid-August to mid-May.

In addition to instructional and scholarly activity, the successful candidate will participate in commencement, convocations and other university-wide events, and department and collegiate meetings in the week before the start of academic terms. Faculty presence and engagement is expected during academic terms that faculty have teaching responsibilities.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply online at Supporting documentscover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, select course syllabi, scholarship sample-can be submitted electronically as Word or PDF files. For Submission issues contact HPU HR. E-mail: TEL: 808 544 1188. FAX: 808-544-1192. For guaranteed consideration apply by: 15 November, 2022 (position is open until filled). Department Contact: Dr. Russell Hart. TEL: 808-543-8043. Email:


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in History (or closely related discipline) with a specialization in diplomatic/ international history; OR M.A. in History (or closely related discipline) with a specialization in diplomatic/international history combined with professional experience commensurate to a doctorate (i.e., credentialed diplomat or senior government service).

College-level teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History (or closely related discipline) with a specialization in diplomatic/international history Extensive undergraduate college-level teaching experience Two years fulltime college teaching experience College teaching experience in an interdisciplinary environment Expertise in security studies and/or terrorism/counter-terrorism studies Graduate-level college teaching experience Scholarly publications and an active research stream Experience teaching university students in a diverse environment Master's level thesis supervision experience Online teaching experience Experience teaching military students or working in a Professional Military Education environment.

Willingness and potential to accept future leadership roles within the DMS program and History, Humanities, and International Studies Department

Other Qualifications:
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during HPU's winter break, if necessary.

Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy. Upon hire, candidate must have reliable personal transportation to facilitate travel between to all HPU worksites and other locations as required by the position. This includes a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle that is legally registered and insured. Able to teach classes scheduled during days, evenings, and weekends.

Able to teach classes at multiple locations on Oahu.

Successful candidate will be able to work in an environment that utilize excellent time and stress management skills.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

1. Teaching (60%-80%)

Teach up to 24 credits of undergraduate courses in one or more academic subjects in area of discipline within a prescribed curriculum Develop a syllabus of course activities that meet the requirements of the course description or program chair, establishes appropriate student learning outcomes, and provides for appropriate class activities throughout the semester. Plan and deliver individual classes that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University. Demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively in the context of an integrated education. Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance, use appropriate measures and evaluate student performance on the basis of established student learning outcomes, provide timely feedback to students and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work. Submit grades and any other required documentation in a timely manner. Administer student evaluations of faculty at the end of each course, review evaluation summaries and meet with department chair and dean to review. Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students. Serve as an advisor to students to assist them in understanding the curriculum, especially within the major, and mentor them as they plan their degree programs and careers.

2. Scholarship and Professional Development


Engage in research or scholarly/creative projects appropriate for the field. Apply for and obtain, internal and external research funding. Disseminate research findings through publication, conference presentations, and invited talks. Contribute to institutional and infrastructure grant writing. Keep abreast of new knowledge and other developments in the field of visual arts.

3. University Service


Perform related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, acting as advisor to student organizations, mentor students, and providing office hours for students.

Serve on faculty, college, and/or university committees. Regularly attend program/department, college, and university meetings. Assist in the recruitment of new students. Assist withco-curricular activities to include organization of, participation in, or presentation of faculty forums or workshops; advising and sponsorship of clubs and societies; participation in, organization of, providing guidance and assistance to extra-curricular or co-curricular university events

Colleges will further determine and articulate specific expectations for university service.

4. Performs other related duties as appropriate (5%)

Actively participate as an effective member of a team by completing assigned duties, accepting additional assignments or reassignments.
This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time.
Hawai'i Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic

information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai'i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

We seek talented and energetic people who thrive on challenge and innovation in supporting the mission and values of our university. HPU offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.


Do you have a Ph.D. in History (or closely related discipline) from an accredited university with a specialization in diplomatic or international history; OR M.A. in History (or closely related discipline) with a specialization in diplomatic or international history combined with professional experience commensurate to a doctorate (i.e. credentialed diplomat or senior government service).



Did you have college-level expereince?


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