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Job ID: 222727

Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Posted Oct. 3, 2023
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, United States
Department Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Title: Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)

Position Number: **Pending Position Number

Hiring Unit: College of Engineering – Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering

Location: UH Manoa

Date Posted:

Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins December 12, 2023

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Monthly Type: 9 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General Funds


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) campus is dedicated to becoming a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning, a place that is responsive to Native Hawaiians and reflective of Indigenous Hawai‘i where all can learn, grow, connect, and heal from. UHM is also a designated Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center. As a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University, UHM places a particular emphasis on research and graduate-level education. We take pride in our diverse, multiethnic community, and our programs consistently rank among the most diverse in the nation (

We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering, funded by general university funds. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE). This appointment is subject to both approval and funding availability, and aims for a target start date of August 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The CECE Department is devoted to academic excellence in both teaching and research. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and maintain an undergraduate program accredited by ABET. Currently, the department has an enrollment of approximately 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students and is supported by a dedicated faculty of 19 members. For more information about the department and the various opportunities it offers, please visit

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching: 1) Lead courses in structural loading, structural steel, concrete design, and related civil engineering topics; 2) Integrate sustainability concepts across all courses; 3) Develop advanced courses based on areas of specialization; 4) Deliver content through various distance learning platforms when needed.
  • Student Guidance: 1) Participate on committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees; and perform related tasks as assigned; 2) Oversee independent studies, practicums, and internships; 3) Act as an academic advisor.
  • Research and Publication: 1) Establish a research program with external funding; 2) Ensure research findings are published in top-tier scholarly journals.
  • Institutional Service and Community Engagement: 1) Engage actively in departmental, college, and university committee roles; 2) Offer services to both professional and general communities aligning with your academic expertise.
  • Curriculum Development: 1) Contribute to the creation of curriculum materials and innovative teaching methods; 2) Create place-based/Hawai’i-based curriculum to impart structural engineering knowledge.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Support the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, and other underrepresented populations in Engineering.
  • Strategic Alignment: Participate in implementing the Native Hawaiian principles from the UH Manoa Strategic Plan.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. from a college or university of recognized standing (“All but dissertation” will be considered; degree must be earned before date of hire) in civil engineering.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the ability to teach students from different backgrounds with diverse life experiences and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated scholarly achievement, evidenced by a track record of conducting research and publishing scholarly materials.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to engage successfully in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in enhancing the resilience and sustainability of coastal communities.
  • Experience in structural optimization informed by smart city technologies.
  • Experience in extreme-load design for steel, concrete, or composite structures (e.g., for hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, impact, or blast loading).
  • Research emphasis applicable to or experience with Hawaii and/or the Asia/Pacific region
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, retaining, and graduating Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or other underrepresented populations in Engineering.
  • Experience creating place-based and/or Hawai‘i based curriculum
  • Experience implementing Native Hawaiian, Indigenous, and/or place-based principles into curriculum, programming, and work culture.


To Apply:

Only electronic applications are accepted via NEOGOV at assistant-professor-structural-engineering | Job Details tab | Career Pages (  Review of applications will begin on 12/12/2023. While candidates who complete their applications by 01/08/2024 will receive full consideration, the review process will continue until the position is filled. Applications will continue to be accepted, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the NEOGOV screen to complete an application and attach required documents to the online application. The applicants should submit : (1) a cover letter specifying the position and the research area; (2) a statement of their research interests, activities, and plans; (3) a statement on their teaching philosophy, interests, and plan with diversity and inclusion; (4) a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; (5) a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire); (7) copies of 3 relevant publications; and (8) the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 5 references.

For more information on the CECE Department, please visit our websites at


Professor Chunhee Cho, Search Committee Chair (

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Chunhee Cho
    Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Department of Civil, Environmental and Constructio
    2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 383
    Honolulu, HI 96822
  • (808) 956-7377
  • (808)956-5014


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