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Work at UHERO

Available Positions and Instructions


Associate or Full Professor

The University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a distinguished professorship in Housing Policy and Affordability in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning (DURP) (.75 FTE) and the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) (.25 FTE), both of which are housed in College of Social Sciences with tenure based in DURP. The opening is at the Associate or Full Professor rank, full-time, 9-month, permanent, tenure track, beginning August 1, 2017, contingent on position clearance and availability of funds.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses on housing policy and planning in DURP.
  • Supervise and mentor MA and PhD students, publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in areas of expertise, and provide service to the department, research unit, and the university.
  • As the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC) Chair in Housing Policy and Affordability, develop a research agenda in the area of housing policy with a focus on affordability and needs.
  • Seek extramural funding to support this research agenda. Deliver research results and policy implications for Hawaii to stakeholders, the broader community, policy makers and planners through targeted consultation and outreach consistent with the DURP and UHERO missions.

To apply: Visit http://uhero.hawaii.edu/168/ for the full job advertisement and application instructions.

Assistant or Associate Specialist

The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in the Social Science Research Institute, College of Social Sciences & Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Specialist (position 88744/88649), full-time, tenure track, beginning January 1, 2017 or earlier, pending position clearance and availability of funds.


  • Develop and lead a research agenda focused on Hawaii's water and water resources policy and management.
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and researchers including economists, hydrologists, engineers, geophysicists, as well as regional stakeholders to identify pressing water issues facing Hawaii and the Pacific, and address these through rigorous, nationally competitive sponsored and published research.
  • Provide expert leadership for delivering the results and policy implications of this research to stakeholders, decision-makers, and the general public through targeted high-impact consultation and outreach in support of the WRRC and UHERO.
  • Develop a complementary natural resource and environmental management research agenda in addition to the position's primary focus on water resources.
  • Conduct research and service in congruence with the missions of both UHERO and the WRRC, serve as principal investigator on extramurally funded projects, and publish the results in peer­ reviewed sources.

To apply: Visit http://uhero.hawaii.edu/153/ for the full job advertisement and application instructions.