Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2018-027

Position: Natural Science Instructor
Salary: N/8/D – N/9/C $19,880.00- $20,482.00PA
Benefits: Position is eligible for housing and transportation benefits
Opening Date: December 22, 2017
Closing Date: January 21, 2018

Kosrae Campus/Academic Programs
P.O. Box 37
Tofol, Kosrae FM  96944



Teaching 12 to 15 contact hours per semester of natural science courses including developmental mathematics with one to four preparations. Teaching classes in accordance with the goals and objectives of the course as described in the course outline. Maintaining accurate records of student attendance and student learning outcomes/grades, in accordance with COM-FSM regulations. Submitting records to Chairperson after the end of the semester/session. Keeping at least 5 office hours per week. Participating in one standing committee; may be asked to participate in adhoc committees. Advising students. Participating in special College functions such as graduation. Participating in Division activities.  This includes meetings, curriculum development and developing procedures for improving current classes. Participating in assessment activities. Participating in professional development. Attending to additional needs of the College or the community as agreed upon by the faculty member in consultation with their supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in natural science or equivalent field from a US accredited college and two years of full-time experience teaching at the post-secondary level. Foreign credentials must be equated to meet US standards using World Education Services at http://www.wes.org.  Experience with establishment and assessment of student learning outcomes, formative assessment and related matters. Gives evidence of exemplary teaching ability. Shows good command and knowledge of developmental mathematics and the teaching of the subject matter. Ability to communicate with clarity. Demonstrated capability of different methods of presentation. Demonstrated ability to hold interest of students; command their respect; be fair and impartial, and encourage participation. Initiative, interpersonal skills and culturally sensitivity are essential.

Candidates with academic qualifications beyond the master’s degree will be paid a higher salary than advertised. Ask HR for details. Candidates with bachelor’s degree in the field of assignment maybe considered and will be paid based on their own qualifications.

Applications are available at the College of Micronesia–FSM Human Resources Office, state campus sites or at the college’s website at www.comfsm.fm.

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest addressing how the candidate’s professional qualification and experience match the minimum essential requirements of the position (not to exceed 3 pages);
  2. COM-FSM application form (http://www.comfsm.fm/jobs/HRdocs/employment08.pdf ); 
  3. A current resume which includes personal email address and cellular phone number;
  4. Copies of college transcripts for all degrees earned;
  5. A minimum of three professional reference letters under 6 months old; and
  6. Teaching philosophy.


Documents are to be submitted electronically to  hro@comfsm.fm (preferably as PDF attachments) or mailed to:

                                                Human Resources Office
College of Micronesia-FSM
P. O. Box 159
Pohnpei  FM  96941

 (U.S Postal Service domestic rates apply in the Federated States of Micronesia.)

Applications will be accepted until_ January 21, 2018_ followed by screening by the committee. Official and hard copies of college transcripts are require to be mailed directly from schools to HRO when a candidate is being considered.

The College reserves the right to request or require from any applicant additional documentation or certification in addition to the minimum requirements stated in this advertisement in order to be considered for this position. All persons applying must meet or exceed any additional qualifications required in the COM-FSM Personnel Policy and Procedure Manual.

The College of Micronesia–FSM is an equal opportunity employer.
FSM Citizens are encouraged to apply