ESL Instructors

University of Hawaii System Manoa Campus - Honolulu, Hi, HI
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November 24, 2022
University of Hawaii System
Manoa Campus - Honolulu, Hi, HI

Title: (Casual Hire) ESL Instructors

Position Number: CASUAL

Hiring Unit: Outreach College, International Programs

Location: Manoa Campus

Date Posted: November 12, 2021

Closing Date: continuous

Salary: $34 – 45, hourly

Full Time/Part Time: Part-time

Temporary/Permanent: Temporary

****Applicants seeking short-term or part-time work with the University of Hawai’i may apply for Casual Hire appointments, which include administrative, professional, and technical (APT) or instructional-type positions. Because of the temporary nature of these appointments, Casual Hire employees are not eligible for most benefits provided to regular Board of Regents or Civil Service employees. Casual Hire appointments may last for up to 89 days for full-time employees, and up to 1 calendar year for part-time employees.

Other Conditions:

  • For placement in Instructor applicant pool for 2022, and future semesters.
  • Positions are for short-term, part-time, non-credit instructors with International Programs.
  • Contingent upon registration, position availability, course offerings, departmental need, and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for and teach English-as-a-second-language classes (online or in-person) to international students according to curriculum guidelines.
  • Classes and curriculum vary from program to program, including but not limited to classes in skill areas such as grammar, listening, oral production, integrated skills, writing, presentation and pronunciation, TOEFL preparation, TOEIC preparation, conversation and culture; or classes in English for specific purposes, such as for university preparation, business, medicine, sports, tourism, etc.
  • Assisting with placement testing and student orientation
  • Preparing daily lesson plans & creating teaching materials
  • Participating in faculty meetings
  • Advising and evaluating students
  • Conducting off-campus or virtual educational activities with students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • For 10-week NICE and some special programs:
  • Master's degree in ESL/SLS or related field*, or Master's degree in ESL/SLS within one semester of completion required.
  • For 3-week NICE and other programs:
  • Bachelor's Degree in ESL/SLS or related field*

*Related fields usually include English, Linguistics, or Education

  • For all programs:
  • Minimum of three years of successful, recent full-time experience teaching ESL in a classroom setting
  • Experience in ESL curriculum development
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English commensurate with a teacher's role as a language model
  • A well-rounded, extensive knowledge of, and experience with, American culture
  • Understanding of, and respect for, a culturally diverse student population
  • Or equivalent competencies for the above listed qualifications.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Course work in education
  • Successful experience teaching a wide variety of courses, levels, and age groups
  • Successful experience teaching in intensive ESL programs
  • Familiarity with existing ESL materials
  • Overseas/cross-cultural experience
  • Extensive experience learning a second/foreign language
  • Evidence of professional development and of involvement in the field of ESL
  • Demonstrated successful experience teaching intensive ESL courses online.

To Apply:

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen and attach the required documents. Applicants must submit the following:

  • Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts showing pertinent degree (copies of transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts will be required at the time of hire).


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    Saori Doi, [email protected]

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