University of Hawaii Assistant Researcher – Tenure Track

Title: Assistant Reseacher (Urban Pest Management)

Position Number: 0083184

Hiring Unit:

C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences

Location: Manoa Campus

Date Posted: January 19, 2018

Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins March 01, 2018

Monthly Type: 11 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions:

  • To begin August 2018 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by February 28, 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop a strong, innovative, nationally recognized externally-funded program addressing research, extension and instruction on the environmental and economic impacts of urban, structural and/or public health insect pests in Hawaii.
  2. Perform research in an applied, ecological and/or evolutionary context aimed at improving urban and/or public health insect pest exclusion and management in these systems, with the goal of promoting safe, sustainable, and ecologically responsible methods.
  3. Teach 1-2 courses each year that could include, but are not limited to, General Entomology, Medical Entomology, Urban Pest Management, Social Insect Ecology and Evolution, and/or other courses and seminars as needed.
  4. Participate in the Entomology graduate program by teaching, supervising and mentoring graduate students.
  5. The faculty member will provide service to the department, college, university, profession and community as his/her expertise allows.
  6. Provide service to the department, college, university, profession and community as his/her expertise allows.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in entomology, biology or a related field, from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Ability to generate independent research reports, publications and grant proposals.
  3. Ability to interact effectively with students and/or assistants when appropriate.
  4. Initiative, interest in scientific work, and adaptability.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Experience with a range of social and/or urban pest issues.
  2. Proven publication record.
  3. Teaching experience at the university level.
  4. Evidence of successful grantsmanship.
  5. Expertise in urban pest biology, ecology and management as demonstrated by thesis or dissertation topic, publications and/or presentations in these areas.

To Apply:

Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research and teaching interests, 4 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 5) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).


  1. Koon Hui Wang
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
  4. 3050 Maile Way, Room 310
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822


  1. Koon Hui Wang; 808-956-7076;

The University of Hawaii 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.

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.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.


This entry was posted in Center News. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.