Pacific Island Studies Assistant or Associate Professor

Brigham Young University Hawaii

View more

Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Geography
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job location: BYU–Hawaii

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-08-19
Req: R0015605
If you currently have a job on campus, please use the internal job board.


  • A doctorate is preferred, in a field supporting the teaching and learning of Pacific Islands Studies including but not limited to the following disciplines: Anthropology, Geography, History, Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Political Science or Ethnoscience. Field work and employment in Oceania as well as the ability to work in an interdisciplinary context preferred.

  • The individual should be completely committed to helping prepare students to serve in their families, communities, and the Church throughout the world, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. Brigham Young University–Hawaii gives preference to women and men whose background and/or experiences echo the many cultures and geographic regions reflected by the student body.

  • As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU-Hawaii prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing as authorized under Title 41 CFS § 60-1.5 (a)(6).


  • Teach approximately 30 semester credit hours per year over three semesters in some (but not all) of the following subject areas:

Contemporary Pacific theory and practice, Pacific regionalism, culture and the environment, Pacific Cultural Studies, sustainable development, ethnosciences, and other areas of applicant’s expertise.

  • Scholarship, creative endeavor, ongoing professional development, and university service are expected.

  • Rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • A limited relocation expense package is provided.
  • Annually renewable contract eligible for Continuing Faculty Status (BYU-H equivalent of “tenure-track”)
  • Standard BYU-Hawaii benefits package for regular full-time employees.

Procedures: Please complete and submit the following by online portal.

Official BYU-Hawaii online application form. A letter of application and current curriculum vitae. Response to the following question as a separate statement (the “Fit Statement”): “Why do you think you are a match for BYU-Hawaii?” Response should be included and uploaded with other application documents. Official transcript from the institution where last degree was received.

Electronic and scanned copies (as long as the Registrar’s seal is evident) should be uploaded with other application documents.

Three letters of recommendation written specifically for this position. Letter writers must include their names, addresses, and telephone numbers and upload their letters directly via online portal when prompted. Optional - A link to a 10 minute (minimum) teaching video posted online.

Starting Date: Fall, 2022

*Incomplete applications will not be considered*

Contact: Yifen Beus

Associate Academic Vice President - Faculty

BYU-H #1947

55-220 Kulanui Street

Laie, HI 96762

Fax: (808) 675-3329


* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.


Working at Brigham Young University Hawaii

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–HAWAII is the preeminent international center of learning in the Pacific. Its small campus is a unique laboratory of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study, and work together. Small classes taught by expert faculty empower students to master challenging and relevant curriculum, while affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options make this valuable education more accessible than ever.

Operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a total BYU–Hawaii education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment. All the while, students enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Graduates go forth to serve, prepared to promote peace and prosperity as leaders worldwide.

The spirit of Aloha is what BYU–Hawaii employees wear when performing their duties. "Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. "Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important.

BYU–Hawaii employees find fulfillment as they take part in the mission of Brigham Young University Hawaii: "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally."

Find Us
(808) 675-3446
55-220 Kulanui Street
BYUH #1947
United States

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert