Tenure Track Engineering Faculty Positions, Space Engineering and Instrument Development Center

Job Summary

Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty Positions
University of Hawaii
College of Engineering
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement
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Job Description

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Engineering (CoE) announces up to 4 tenure-track positions to begin in the spring of 2025 as part of Ground-Based Astronomy and Instrumentation Engineering Support Center being launched this year in collaboration with the Institute for Astronomy. The Center is part of a broader Space Science and Engineering Initiative at UHM that recognizes Hawai‘i’s unique geography, cultural positioning, and leadership in the growing fields of ground-based astronomy, space flight, and exploration, and seeks to broaden the university’s capabilities in these fields.

Center faculty members will provide operational and research expertise to directly support ground-based observatory needs including systems engineering, instrumentation and controls, and materials and manufacturing. These new faculty positions are based in Honolulu on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus and expected to begin January 1, 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter. They are part of an initial faculty cohort forming the core of a multidisciplinary, multi-island engineering team. The openings are general fund, full-time, tenure track positions. Given their role within a highly collaborative team environment, they are 11-month positions at the UHM faculty rank of Assistant Specialist or Associate Specialist.
Each faculty position will contribute to engineering research, teaching and service relevant to the Center. This initial cohort provides direct support of ground-based activities for observatory operations including—but not limited to—detectors, high-speed electronics, cryogenic and thermal management systems, optics, adaptive optics and photonics, prototyping, materials and manufacturing, and instrumentation and control systems.

Specifically, applicants are sought in each of the following areas of expertise:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems as applicable to ground-based astronomy\
  • Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering


Compensation and Benefits

Compensation Type
Compensation Range
$86,819USD to $202,704USD

Application Details

Application Instructions
For complete position announcement, including position description, minimum qualifications, and desired qualifications, please visit the link below. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Publication Start Date
2024 May 24
Application Deadline
2024 Jun 14


Dr. Steve Durbin