Formal search process begins for regular appointment of three positions

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Executive Search Coordinator, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Posted: Oct 15, 2012

The UH Manoa Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has initiated the formal search process for the regular appointment of three executive positions:  Director and Publisher of UH Press; Dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS)/Assistant Vice Chancellor for International and Exchange Programs (OIEP); and University Librarian.


The current Director and Publisher of UH Press is retiring at the end of this year, and the Interim Dean of SPAS/Assistant Vice Chancellor for OIEP is retiring next year.  The Library is currently being led by an interim appointment.  These three searches reflect Manoa’s continuing commitment and efforts in moving the University forward in the hiring of deans and directors.


Said Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock, “I am delighted to announce these searches as part of our effort to create a permanent leadership team at UH Manoa who can continue our progress.  At the same time, Bill Hamilton, retiring after serving as Director of the UH Press for 25 years, and Edward "Ned" Shultz, who is retiring after a distinguished faculty career of 39 years at UH Manoa including serving as Interim Dean of SPAS for the past six years and Interim AVC for the past three years, will be missed.  I want to take this opportunity to thank them for their distinguished careers at UH Mānoa.” 


Denise Konan, Dean of the College of Social Sciences, is chairing the SPAS/OIEP Search Advisory Committee.  William S. Richardson School of Law Dean Aviam Soifer is chairing the University Librarian Search Advisory Committee.  Edward "Ned" Shultz, the current Interim Dean for SPAS, is leading the UH Press Search Advisory Committee.  All three committees will recommend finalists to Chancellor Tom Apple and Vice Chancellor Dasenbrock.  The committees' members include chairs, faculty, staff and students from the respective units, as well as representatives of the Kualii Council, UH Alumni Association and community.   


For all three job announcements, position descriptions, and Search Advisory Committee members, please visit   Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.