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The University of Hawai`i is a State university with the main campus located at Manoa in Honolulu on the island of O`ahu, which has both graduate and undergraduate programs and research institutes. The University of Hawai'i - West O`ahu and the University of Hawai`i at Hilo are baccalaureate degree granting campuses. The Community College system is also a part of the University of Hawai`i and provides services at seven campuses statewide. Therefore, the University offers employment opportunities on each of the major islands.

Employees at the University of Hawai`i fall into one of four distinct categories of employment:

  1. Civil Service
  2. Faculty
  3. Administrative/Professional/Technical (APT)
  4. Executive/Managerial
The latter three groups consist of Board of Regents (BOR) appointees and are collectively referred to as BOR employees. Civil service employees are under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Human Resources Development. The general public may apply for civil service positions through that State department. Most employees at the University of Hawai`i are unionized and members of distinct collective bargaining units with collective bargaining agreements which may provide members priority status in the filling of vacant positions.

Applications for BOR positions may be made directly with the University in response to announced recruitments. Faculty positions are announced in national professional and scientific journals and publications. APT positions are announced locally and/or nationally. Appointments to positions are subject to University recruitment guidelines and the applicable collective bargaining agreement. (As of July 1, 1998, the statutory residency requirement for APT employees was rescinded pursuant to Act 115, Session Laws of Hawaii 1998). Executive/Managerial positions of an academic nature are announced nationally and/or locally, while those of a non-academic nature are generally announced locally.

The University of Hawai`i operates in a delegated human resources environment which means that the line administrators (Vice President, Chancellor, Dean, Director, etc.) are responsible for receiving applications, interviewing, and appointing employees to BOR positions (except for select Executive/Managerial positions which require Presidential or BOR approval). Applicants for positions should file applications, resumes, etc. in accordance with filing requirements specified in the advertisements and address questions to the respective campus/college.

All vacancies are listed on the University of Hawaii's employment web site at http://www.hawaii.edu/workatuh.hawaii.edu. Vacancy announcements released during the week may also be published locally in the Sunday edition of the Star-Advertiser.

For additional information on advertised positions, call the number(s) shown in the respective recruitment notices. For additional information on the general recruitment process for non-faculty positions, call the University of Hawai`i Office of Human Resources at (808) 956-8988. For faculty positions, contact the college or campus directly as specified in the announcement.

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