Assistant, Associate Professor – Product Management



Job description

Job Type: Faculty – Regular Full Time
Job Number: 4037631
Closing: Continuous
Location: HPU Downtown Campus; Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Pacific University is designated as an Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian (ANNH) Serving Institution by the US Department of Education. As such, we strive for accurate displays of the Hawaiian language in all our institutional materials. This includes the appropriate use of diacritical marks such as the okina and kahako. Unfortunately, at times external vendors and other third-party technology integrations do not support the use of these characters. Mahalo for your understanding.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the Assistant/Associate Professor will cultivate a course of professional growth as a teacher and scholar while performing service to the department, college, university, and community. They will engage in scholarship activities, with a priority on those which engage and enhance the academic and professional development of students. Their primary field of instruction will be Product Management. They are required to maintain competence in the academic field by remaining current in their own and related disciplines and in the most effective instructional methods. They will demonstrate effectiveness in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of new knowledge.

In addition to instructional and scholarly activity, they will participate in commencement, convocations and other university-wide events, and department and collegiate meetings. Faculty presence and engagement are expected during academic terms when faculty have teaching responsibilities.

This is a full-time position with up to 24 credits of teaching over the academic year, which runs from mid-August to mid-May. Service is expected in terms of advising students as well as active participation in student success.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in business (PhD, DBA) or a related field with some industry experience.
  • A graduate degree (MBA, MS, MA, MDes, MFA,) in product design, industrial design, or related field, with exemplary professional experience.
  • 2 years experience in the professional practice, including in areas such as design thinking, product management, new product development, service or UX design, or relevant expertise
  • Additionally, candidates should possess:

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness in higher education.
  • Strong interest in socially engaged projects through creative activities and teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with the business community.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace diversity and ability to interact effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic groups.
  • Evidence of research/teaching interests in new product and service development.
  • Evidence of proficiency with relevant and emerging digital technologies.

Evidence of professional and/or creative accomplishments.
Other Qualifications:

  • Report to work obligations to support the department may require work during HPU’s winter and summer breaks.
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Experience with online teaching and with course management systems (e.g., Blackboard).
  • Hawaii Pacific University will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

1. Teaching (70%)

  • Teach up to 24 credits of graduate courses in topics related to product/service/digital design, design research, new product strategy, merchandising, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.
  • Develop a syllabus of course activities that meet the requirements of the course description, establishes appropriate student learning outcomes, and provide for appropriate class activities throughout the semester.
  • Plan and deliver individual classes that conform to the syllabus and other requirements of the University.
  • Demonstrate innovation and impact in pedagogical design and delivery.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records on student participation and performance use appropriate measures and evaluate student performance based on established student learning outcomes, provide timely feedback to students and assign grades that are an accurate and fair evaluation of student work.
  • Submit grades and any other required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Administer student evaluations of faculty at the end of each course, review evaluation summaries, and meet with the dean to review.
  • Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students. Serve as an advisor to students to assist them in understanding the curriculum, especially within the major, and mentor them as they plan their degree programs and careers.
  • Meet deadlines and follow the directions of the dean of the college.
  • Active involvement in developing business sector relationships for case studies, class projects, internships, field trips, guest appearances and any other “bridging” activities.

2. Scholarship and/or Professional Engagement (20%)

  • Keep abreast of the new knowledge in the field to ensure courses, syllabi, instructional materials and techniques, and teaching methods are current and appropriate.
  • Participate where appropriate, in school or university-sponsored curriculum development programs and projects.
  • Engage in research or professional projects and disseminate findings through publications, presentations, or invited talks.
  • Participate in professional colloquia, seminars, and workshops; and share ideas and the results of professional or scholarly endeavors with peers both at the university and in the larger academic and professional community.
  • Clearly demonstrate the impact of intellectual or leadership contributions, in alignment with the college of business vision, mission, goals and values.
  • Develop professional relationships among business professionals and organizations leading to internships, student projects, joint programs, gifts, executive education, and consulting opportunities for faculty and faculty research.
  • Engage in community service by providing volunteer assistance to an agency or organization, particularly as that assistance derives from professional knowledge and expertise or provide pro bono (unpaid professional) services to local, state, regional, national or international organizations.

3. University Service (10 %)

  • Attend orientation programs and Faculty Assembly meetings and participate in academic duties.
  • Participate in committees; course, program and curriculum area coordination; curricular development and textbook selection; instructional workshops and activities within own curricular areas, policy and program review; or other learning assessments.
  • Serve as representatives on school or college-level and university-level committees of the Faculty Assembly, as well as on other task forces and committees that assist the chair of the Faculty Assembly and/or the deans in the formation of academic policies and related matters.
  • Assist with co-curricular activities to include organization of, participation in, or presentation of faculty forums or workshops; advising and sponsorship of clubs and societies; participation in, organization of, providing guidance and assistance to extra-curricular or co-curricular university events such as banquets, the literary magazine, the athletic program, intercultural events, theatrical productions, guest speaker forums, or graduation ceremonies.
  • May include specific accomplishments as a voluntary or elected member of a Faculty Assembly or school or college level committee; curriculum area liaison; coordination of a course, program or discipline; mentoring other faculty; program review activities; coordinating training or other events; and recruitment activities.

This description is not designed to list all activities, duties or responsibilities, which may be required for this job. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned at any time.

Hawaii Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable environment in which faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or any other protected class covered by state and federal law. Hawai?i Pacific University encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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