Aloha from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, where diversity meets academic excellence in the heart of the Pacific! We are excited to announce an opportunity to join our Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology (Specialization: Clinical Mental Health Counseling) in our Department of Psychology. We are seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Counseling Psychology or Clinical Psychology to begin August, 2024.

About Us:

At the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, we take pride in being a mid-sized liberal arts college that embraces diversity, fostering an inclusive environment for both students and faculty. Ranked #1 in student diversity, our university is situated in the picturesque town of Hilo on the Big Island, offering a unique blend of academic excellence and rich cultural diversity. Our MA program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), reflecting our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of education in the field.

Expanding Our Program:

We are excited to announce that we are hiring two new faculty members to expand our program. One position will focus on Substance Use Disorders, which will play a crucial role in helping us to establish a new certified substance abuse counselor concentration within our program. The second Quantitative Methods position will contribute to enhancing our research-focused curriculum. These positions will play a key role in shaping the next generation of mental health professionals and will contribute to our mission of providing a transformative educational experience, preparing students for meaningful careers in mental health counseling. This is a unique opportunity to thrive in a supportive academic community that values innovation, diversity, and student success.


About University of Hawaii at Hilo, Psychology Department

he University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and limited postgraduate education.

While UH Hilo actively recruits residents of Hawaiʻi Island, its programs are also attractive to prospective students from other islands, the mainland U.S., and internationally. Students across the State may select UH Hilo not only for its distinctive undergraduate programs, but for its rural setting, its intimate character, or for an interest in leaving home without leaving the State.

UH Hilo offers two Ph.D. programs, the Doctor of Pharmacy, and three master's programs that are unique in the UH system, and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with a rural focus. UH Hilo will continue to offer its unique programs and efforts at the postgraduate level while maintaining the quality and relevance of these graduate programs and ensuring appropriate enrollments for the foreseeable future.

Ten of the 14 world climate zones exist on the Island of Hawaiʻi, making it a living laboratory for the study of volcanoes, astronomy, agriculture, marine science, and other natural sciences.

Established: UH Mānoa began the Hilo program in 1947 and it was officially named the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1970.

Role: UH Hilo is a public liberal arts and science university.