Assistant Professor (Marriage and Family Resiliency)

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Posting Date

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) invites applicants for a tenure track position in Marriage and Family Resiliency at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2024. The department seeks candidates whose research is centered on human and family studies. Candidates with multi/interdisciplinary research experience (e.g. human development and marriage and family therapy) are encouraged to apply. The course assignments will include undergraduate and graduate courses in human development and family life education. Qualified candidates shall possess a promising record of scholarly achievement, research agenda, and be able to support students through advising as well as mentorship. The department is interested in candidates who have experience working with students, community partners, and stakeholders from diverse populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Build a nationally recognized research program in Human Development and Family Studies.
Teach 12 credits per academic year in the related areas: 1) human development & family studies; 2) marriage/intimacy, family development & family relations, and 3) prevention and applied programs related to family life education.
Seek extramural grants.
Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Contribute to development of a Marriage & Family Therapy graduate program.
Contribute to Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program governance and development at College and University level.
Provide service to the department, college, university, and professional community.


Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate degree in Marriage or Family Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related disciplines. Doctorate degree must be awarded by the date of hire.
Demonstrated teaching ability and evidence of strong teaching skills.
Demonstrated scholarly achievement in the area of marriage and family resiliency research.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders.

Desirable Qualifications
Record of scholarly publications and securing external funding.
Experience in the following content areas/specialization: marriage and family development and resiliency; applied family studies (prevention programs/interventions/policy).
Experience in instruction or research with multicultural and ethnically diverse populations (emphasis on Hawaiian/Asian/Pacific Islander).
Demonstrated programmatic or policy collaboration with Native Hawaiian/Asian/multicultural communities.
Preference given to candidates with Doctorate in family science. expertise in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), or Family Life Education, and at least one degree in HDFS.
Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching.
Experience with culturally diverse student populations.
Evidence of ability to support HDFS to be a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning (e.g., engages and connects with Native Hawaiian communities/organizations for reciprocal teaching and learning; and experience with providing Native Hawaiian student support).
Evidence demonstrating research/professional activities that are potential benefits for the health, social, and economic wellbeing of the people of Hawai’i.

Organization Summary

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) is an indigenous-serving institution with a commitment to becoming a Native Hawaiian Place of learning. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is classified as an “R1” institution; part of a 10 campus statewide system, and it is a uniquely structured Minority Serving Institute (MSI) and Land Grant University (LGU) within the US Western-Pacific region. University of Hawai’i is one of a few MSI-LGUs offering Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Ph.D. STEM degrees, as well as post-graduate certificates.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

2515 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822-2342
United States

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1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and some, if not all, desirable qualifications;
2) Curriculum vitae;
3) Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests;
4) Statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, the classroom, and/or services;
5) Names of three (3) professional references (contact information including e-mail address); and
6) Official transcripts or original documentation from the institution confirming the degree (copies acceptable; however official transcripts sent directly from the degree-granting institution is required upon hire).

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Application Deadline
December 31, 2023