University of Hawaii at Mānoa, School of Communication & Information – Communicology Program

Title: Instructor (Communicology) 

Position Number: 0084365 

Hiring Unit: UHM College of Social Sciences – School of Communication & Information 

Location: Manoa Campus 

Date Posted: February 17, 2023 

Closing Date: Continuous; applications received by March 20, 2023 will be given priority 

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Monthly Type: 9 Month 

Tenure Track: Non-Tenure 

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time 

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent 

Position Description:  


The School of Communication and Information – Communicology Program in the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822, United States) invites applicants for the position of Instructor. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, permanent, 9-month, faculty appointment to begin August 1, 2023, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.  

Our program and university have a strong commitment to recruit and retain diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  

More information about the School and Communicology Program is available at 


Duties include teaching 12-credits per semester of mass lecture/labs for multi-section basic human communication and public speaking courses as well as additional courses serving program needs; directing graduate teaching assistants, participating in curriculum development, providing service to the Program, School, College, and University, and other duties as assigned by the Program director.   

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must have: 

  1. M.A. in Communicology or closely related discipline 
  2. Experience teaching basic human communication and public speaking courses at the university level 
  3. Demonstrated aptitude for course instruction at the university level 
  4. Advanced pedagogical knowledge about both online and in-person instruction 
  5. Strong communication and organizational skills 
  6. Ability to direct graduate teaching and learning assistants  

Desirable Qualifications:  

The ideal candidate will also have: 

  1. Ph.D. in Communication (or closely related discipline) 
  2. Proven track record of effective course instruction in lower and upper-division communication courses at the University level 
  3. Experience successfully teaching large lecture courses 
  4. Commitment to undergraduate education 
  5. Demonstrated ability to teach diverse student populations 
  6. Demonstrated interest in, and the potential to contribute to, diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  7. Interest in advancing instructional pedagogy in communication in both online and in-person formats 
  8. Research program demonstrating theory-based quantitative approach to the study of human communication, in line with the Communicology program’s approach 

Salary range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To Apply: 

Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 84365, JOB # 2023-00436.   

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach the required documents:  

  1. Cover letter addressing how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications 
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. Teaching statement addressing your teaching philosophy and summarizing your teaching interests and how they intersect with instructional activities at an R1 institution 
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) 
  5. Sample syllabi 
  6. Official academic transcript(s) (copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire) 

Additionally, please have three professional referees directly send a letter of reference to: Brandon Zakahi, School Secretary, at Application materials become the property of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Inquiries:  Dr. Krystyna Aune, 

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin March 21, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 20, 2023 will be given priority. 


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: /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: 

The University of Hawai’i does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link: 

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