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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Monday, April 2, 2012

English instructor positions open at University of Hawai'i-Maui College

Anyone want to teach in Maui?? Sign me up!

Instructor, CC (English)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, HI
Date Posted:
March 13, 2012
Closing Date:
April 09, 2012
Salary Information:
C2, $47,760
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
To begin 08/12
Duties and Responsibilities: Teach a range of English courses to both developmental and transfer level students, focusing on composition.
  1. Teach with attention to student learner outcomes.
  2. Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to identify, plan, develop, and implement learning strategies to meet students, special populations, Colleges, and community needs.
  3. Evening, weekend, television, Internet, and off-campus classes may be assigned as part of regular workload.
  4. Provide advising and counseling to students.
  5. Provide College and community service.
  6. Participate in professional and self-development activities.
  7. Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s in English, Literature, Writing, ESL OR
  2. Master’s in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) OR
  3. Master’s in Education with English emphasis.
  4. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Evidence of leadership in developing innovative learning strategies at the developmental English level.
  2. Teaching experience in English composition, reading, and learning skills at both the developmental and transfer levels, preferably at the post secondary level with attention to learning outcomes and program review.
  3. Knowledge, through course work and or experiences, of varied educational delivery modes such as distance education and instructional technology.
  4. Work experience in business, government, industry, and/or non-profit organizations.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and academic skills.
  6. Teaching experience in English composition.

To Apply:
Submit the following information: (1) Completed Community College Faculty or Executive/Managerial application form ( CC Personnel Form 27A , available at; (2) official graduate and undergraduate transcript(s) showing degrees and coursework to date appropriate to the position (transcript copies are acceptable; however, original official transcript(s) sent directly to the Personnel Office, University of Hawaii Maui College, 310 Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 from the institution granting credit will be required at the time of hire). Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will NOT be accepted; (3) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; (4) three letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character (optional); (5) resume; and (6) names and phones numbers of three(3) professional references. An incomplete or late application will not be considered. Separate documents and application materials must be submitted for each position. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. Materials submitted will not be returned and will become the property of the College. If selected for the position, appointment is contingent upon verification of all minimum qualifications. Faxed information may be submitted, but originals must be received by the date of closing. E-mailed applications and supporting materials are not acceptable. All minimum qualifications must be met by effective date of hire. All requested documents/information must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Employment eligibility verification must be submitted at the time of hire. (A list of acceptable documents can be obtained from Immigration and Naturalization Services).
  1. University of Hawaii Maui College, Attn: Personnel Office
  2. 310 Kaahumanu Avenue.
  3. Kahului, HI 96732
  1. Laura Nagle; 808-984-3475;
The University of HawaiĘ» 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, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

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.

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