Job: Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Univ. of Hawai'i at Manoa

Assistant Profesor of Women's Studies
Department of Women's Studies
College of Social Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Review begins: January 9, 2019

The Department of Women’s Studies, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, seeks a candidate with expertise that is well situated at the intersection of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and queer embodiment. 

Duties: To develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses (online and face-to-face); advise undergraduate and graduate students; maintain an active research program; seek extramural funding; engage in departmental, university, professional, as well as community service activities.  Other duties as assigned by the chair.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Women's or Gender and Sexuality Studies, or other related field from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent. ABDs will be considered but all degree requirements must be completed prior to August 1, 2019.  ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to the date of hire.  Demonstrated ability to conduct research and teach in the areas of sexuality, sexual violence, sexual harassment, or queer studies. Evidence of active scholarly research agenda. Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff. 

Desirable Qualifications: A feminist/gender studies certificate or equivalent from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent. Candidates whose interdisciplinary research agenda intersects with any of the following will be highly desirable: gender, justice, and law; queer theory; race and racialization; or disability studies. Candidates who demonstrate ability to contribute to the department’s and university’s strengths in: Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region; migration and deportation; transnational feminism; gender, justice, and the law; and social justice; and have previous experience teaching courses on gender, violence, and sexuality; as well as developing and teaching online courses will be given preference. The desirable candidate will also have a record of peer reviewed publications, externally funded research, and community engagement. 

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WOMEN’S STUDIES, position # 84804, full-time, 9-month, tenure track, permanent appointment, to begin August 1, 2019, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. 

To apply: Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio), official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire).  Three letters of recommendation are to be sent directly to:

Dr. L. Ayu Saraswati, Chair
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Department of Women’s Studies 
2424 Maile Way, 722 Saunders Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Application SubmissionAll applications must be submitted through NeoGov. Visit and search for Position Number 0084804, JOB# 2018-00790 to submit an application. Application materials will not be returned.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Continuous Recruitment: Review of applications to begin on January 9, 2019 and continue until position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.

The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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