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University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Posted: 05/10/2023
Dean and Director for Research and Cooperative Extension (Position # 89020)

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Dean and Director of Research and Cooperative Extension 
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa ) seeks a proven and visionary leader to serve as Dean and Director of Research and Cooperative Extension (Dean) at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). The next dean will be an energetic motivator who can leverage the many strengths of the University and the people and environments of Hawai‘i. These strengths include Hawai‘i’s unique rich indigenous and ancestral knowledge, multi-cultural diversity, and geographical attributes, and will be used to further develop CTAHR as the premier higher education resource to solve complex and interrelated problems in food systems, food security, natural resources management, and community resiliency and human well-being in the Pacific-Asia region. CTAHR strives to prepare all students, and all community members, for life-long learning. The dean will need a high level of managerial comprehension to facilitate complex matters relating to budgets, programs, personnel, and facilities. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with transdisciplinary sciences and facilitating community-based partnerships that build capacity resulting in mutually beneficial social and ecological outcomes.

As the founding College of the University of Hawai‘i in 1907, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is central to the land-grant mission of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa). CTAHR provides exceptional transdisciplinary education, research, and extension in tropical agriculture, natural resources, and human well-being to local and global communities. CTAHR is committed to an educated community, a healthy population, and a sustainable food system and environment that strengthens the well-being and economic development of the people of Hawai‘i and beyond. The college is an integral part of UH Manoa’s Carnegie “RU/VH” designation and distinguishes itself in areas of resilient and thriving community health, vibrant tropical and Pacific island agriculture and food security, ecosystem health, and workforce and economic development.

CTAHR faculty work to promote long-term family, community and policy changes that strengthen and promote the quality of life of our stakeholders throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin. CTAHR values learning, discovery, and engagement in formal and non-formal settings, place-based and experiential learning, and strives for excellence in all its endeavors. (For more information about the College, please go to https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu.)

UH Manoa is one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the Pacific and part of an international community of research universities. It is the flagship campus of the UH System and currently enrolls more than 19,000 students. UH Manoa adheres to fair and inclusive recruitment and hiring procedures and is an institution committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence. The UH System is committed to being a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning and supports cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration in education, research, outreach, service, and sustainability. UH Manoa is also a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment where everyone can thrive socially and professionally. For more information about UH Manoa, visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu.

Nominations, inquiries, and application information

Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on or about July 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, submit an application by June 23, 2023.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu and search for Position Number 89020 or Dean of College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

Note: A NEOGOV account must be established, and then candidates may attach the following to the online application: a cover letter summarizing their interest and how qualifications are met for the position, a current curriculum vitae, a statement regarding your commitment to and/or experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and the names of five (5) professional references, including title and contact information. Original official transcripts are required at time of hire. References will not be contacted without prior notice to the candidate. A background check will be made prior to employment.

For the job announcement, job description and search information, please go to: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/ctahr/ 

Nominations and Inquires: ctahr.search@hawaii.edu or Debra Ishii at (808) 956-7500

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity institution and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates.


EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai’i 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.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/eeo-coordinators/

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.

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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/