Japanese Language Instructors

University of Hawaii Manoa Campus - Honolulu, HI, HI
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Title: (Casual Hire) Japanese Language Instructors

Position Number: CASUAL

Hiring Unit: Outreach College, International Programs

Location: Manoa Campus

Date Posted: November 10, 2021

Closing Date: continuous 

Salary:  $37 – 46.50, 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: 

  • Instructors: 
    1. Prepare for and teach all scheduled classes according to the established curriculum guidelines
    2. Developing lessons and curriculum as needed
    3. Assist students with course material outside of regular class hours as needed
    4. Complete program-related administrative responsibilities (keep attendance records, communicate with office, help plan and participate in program events)
    5. Participate in faculty meetings as assigned 
  • Assistant Lead Instructor (all of above, plus):
    1. Assists other instructors with their courses
    2. Distributes course flyers for posting. 
  • Lead Instructor (all of above, plus):
    1. Assists other instructors with their courses 
    2. Distributes course flyers for posting 
    3. Coordinates handling of Japanese conversation partners
    4. Reviews UH Form 9 collected from new conversation partners applicants 
    5. Communicates with staff for planning and running the courses. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Functionally native oral and written fluency in Japanese. 
  • The ability to communicate in English. 
  • A minimum of 6 months of teaching experiences. 
  • Bachelor's from a four-year higher education institution in Japan/US in related fields to the Japanese language/culture/history, equivalent, or a Bachelor's in Education. 
  • Familiarity with Zoom application. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with adult learners and communicate clearly. 
  • If qualified applicants are not available, those not meeting the minimum qualifications may be considered on an exception basis.

Desirable Qualifications 

  • A few years of teaching experience at post-secondary level of education. 
  • Master's in Japanese, Linguistics, Education, or Second Language Studies, or Master's in the study of the culture or history of the people who speak Japanese. 
  • Familiarity with communicative language teaching approaches.

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:

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


Late, incomplete or unreadable application materials will not be considered.  Please redact any social security number and/or birth date on your documents prior to submitting.  All submitted documents become the property of UH Outreach College and will not be returned.  Please create an account if this is your first time applying for a position using NEOGOV.



Saori Doi,  [email protected]

The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/eeo-coordinators/

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at: https://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/help/campus-security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request:  The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/accommodation-request/

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