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Royal Chancellor
Head Professor

HRM Dr. Edmund Keli'i Silva. Jr,

Sovereign King of Hawai'i

HRM Dr. Edmund Keli'i Silva Jr., PhD, JD, EdD,CPE

Distinguish Professor of Education Leadership

Distinguish Professor of Indigenous Wisdom and Law

Chair, RCST Institute for Indigenous Studies

PhD Political Science, University of Royal Borneo Nations, Hong Kong

JD International Law, College of Law, Word in Action Ministry, USA

LLD Doctor of Law, Constitutional Law, Rockfield College of Science & Technology

EdD. Education Leadership, Rockfield College of Sciences & Technology, Switzerland


Standard Academic Ranks

The basic qualifications and standards established to identify the degree and types of achievement expected in each rank vary among the University’s Schools and Colleges, and the various programs within them. The general descriptions are as follows

doctoral or professional degree or equivalent, exhibits commitment to teaching and scholarly or professional work of high caliber, and participates in University affairs at least at the department level.

Associate Professor: Generally, an associate professor meets the requirements for appointment as an assistant professor, enjoys a national reputation as a scholar or professional, shows a high degree of teaching proficiency and commitment, and demonstrates public, professional, or University service beyond the department

Professor: Generally, a professor meets the requirements for appointment as an associate professor, and, in addition, has a distinguished record of accomplishment that leads to an international or, as appropriate, national reputation in his or her field.

The title University Professor

 is given to distinguished and exceptional individuals who are internationally recognized experts in their field, have demonstrated excellence in more than one academic specialty, who are qualified to lecture and/or conduct research in a particular subject, and who are appointed specifically to teach in the University Professors Program.



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Academic Career Levels


A professor is the highest academic title held here at our university,   Professors are accomplished and recognized academics — and usually considered experts in their areas of interest in post-secondary school.

A professor teaches upper-level undergraduate classes as well as graduate courses. They are also likely to be involved in leadership positions in their department.,  they will typically have ongoing research in their fields.

Endowed Professor

An endowed professor is a professor whose position is paid for by funds donated to a college, trust fund, or other financial institution. The title is a high honor because it is typically held only by distinguished or senior-level faculty members.

Specific positions for endowed professors are usually named after donors, making it a lasting tribute for both the donor and the professor holding the title. As such, endowed professors are often held to a higher standard for their academic impact in teaching, research, and leadership.


Distinguished Professor


Distinguished professor is a title sometimes given to the top tenured professors in a university, school, or department. The honor is given to highly regarded professors who are leaders in their fields of study.

Distinguished professors are selected through a nomination process, and they often receive additional salary and research funds. Candidates are usually selected by a committee and then endorsed by administrators, such as the school's dean or president.

Professor Emeritus

A professor emeritus is a retired professor who was granted the title as an honor. Though some emeritus professors continue working part-time following retirement, many no longer work actively at all.

At some institutions, all professors who retire in good standing become professors emeritus Other schools require a special act or vote. Typically, professors receive the title "professor emeritus" regardless of gender, but some organizations will grant retired female faculty the title "professor emerita."


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 Academic Career Levels


Graduate Teaching Assistant

A graduate teaching assistant (GTA) is a graduate student who teaches or assists in teaching undergraduate students at a university. A GTA teaches while also studying in a specialized academic field. It's common for universities to pay GTAs with stipends that cover their tuition and pay a small wage. In return, those graduate students must teach one or more undergraduate courses.

Adjunct Instructor

 Adjunct instructors teach courses at a college or university — sometimes several of them — but are not full-time staff. In addition to teaching, they also develop syllabi, evaluate students, and conduct scholarly or applied research.

Visiting Scholar

A visiting scholar is a lecturer or professor from another institution who gets invited to teach at a university or college for a limited time. Visiting professors are typically renowned and respected in their fields. and they bring new perspectives, collaborate with researchers and other professors, or temporarily fill a vacancy in a department.

Assistant Professor

Assistant professors are beginning-level professors at our university. An assistant professor position typically requires a Ph.D. and experience with teaching and research in a specific field. Becoming an assistant professor is the first step to becoming tenured. An assistant professor's duties usually include research, teaching, and academic advising.

What Is Tenure?

Tenure is a term you'll often hear associated with professors. Academic tenure means a professor has been granted lifetime employment with a college or university. It also protects them from being fired without cause.

Tenured status is highly competitive and usually takes between 5-7 years. In addition to job security, it often comes with better wages, making it a special achievement in higher education. Associate professors  will usually have tenure.

Associate Professor

An associate professor is a mid-level professor who usually has a doctorate or other professional degree and teaches classes related to their studies. The responsibilities of an associate professor are similar to an assistant professor. One key difference is that associate professors have more experience and often have tenure.

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Dallas Texas


Professor (commonly abbreviated as Prof.) is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries. Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes". Professors are usually experts in their field and teachers of the highest rank.

Competencies: Academic knowledge, research, ...

Education required: Master's degree, doctoral . 


The Hierarchy of Professors       

Academic Career Levels


BAdjuncts need to be well-versed in their field. However, a passion for the subject matter is not enough. Adjuncts need at least a master’s degree and possibly a doctorate in the subject. They also should have some previous teaching experience, and, if possible, “real world” experience, so students gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Adjuncts should have more than a desire to teach students. 

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HCU is a Christian University and Seminary School based in Dallas Texas. With a global 

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Ephesians 4:12

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HCU is an accredited Christian University. It is a non-Profit, non-governmental Christian University. HCU is not affiliated with any regionally or governmental accreditation.

HCU Degrees are International and are awarded from Global Evangelical Christian College & Seminary, of Montgomery, Alabama, and is listed as a Post Secondary Exempt School offering legal and nongovernmental accredited, Diplomas, Earned Degrees and Honorary Doctoral Degrees.

HCU is Fully Accredited by Global Evangelical Accrediting Commission, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Harvest Christian University 

Dallas Texas

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