Work at UHERO: Assistant Professor

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Social Sciences, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization (UHERO) invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, permanent, 9-month tenure-track appointment, position #84815, to begin December 1, 2020, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. Position funded from extramural funds for the first three years and thereafter by general funds.

Duties: Conduct applied research in one or more of the following areas: economic forecasting, environmental/energy economics, regional economics, or data science. Publish in peer-reviewed academic journals, and serve as principal investigator on extramurally funded projects. Contribute directly to UHERO’s core forecast mission, the development of forecasting models and the preparation of state, county and industry forecasts, policy analysis and reports, and other specialized research reports. As part of this activity the incumbent is expected to monitor developments in local, national and global economies, and to interact with government agencies and various stakeholders to both gather and share relevant information. Teach an undergraduate course on Data Analysis and Visualization, the Hawaii Economy, or others as needed. Conduct service and outreach in congruence with UHERO’s mission. Other duties as assigned by the director.

Minimum qualifications:

  1.  A Ph.D. in economics from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. ABDs will be considered but all degree requirements must be completed prior to date of hire. ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to date of hire.
  2. Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality applied research relevant for a regional economy.
  3. A record of research achievement (publications, grants) commensurate with time in field.
  4. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Desirable qualifications:  Demonstrated ability to communicate statistical analysis and research results via data visualization; demonstrated ability modeling and forecasting regional or national economies; demonstrated proficiency with programming languages used for data scraping, manipulation, and development of data-driven web apps, such as R, Perl, Python, Ruby, etc.;  demonstrated knowledge of Hawai`i’s economy.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply: Electronic applications only to and search for Position Number 0084815, JOB# 2020-0000686 to submit an application.

Include a cover letter stating how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, teaching evaluations if available, and at least two examples of applied research and visualization work.   Have three references send letters of reference to by October 30, 2020. Official academic transcripts will be required prior to employment.  Application materials will not be returned. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries: Carl Bonham (

Continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interviews will be conducted via Zoom or other teleconferencing methods.


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