Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2018-035

Position: English Instructor
Salary: N/3/C-N/6/A $16,131.00-$17,819.00PA
Benefits: Position is eligible for housing and transportation benefits
Opening Date: January 16, 2018
Closing Date: February 15,2018

Kosrae Campus
P.O. Box 37
Tofol, Kosrae   FM  96944



Teaching 12-15 contact hours of English/ESL courses per week 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 Instructional Coordinator after the end of the semester/session. Keeping at least 5 office hours per week. Participating in one standing committee or providing alternative services to the college and community; 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. Prepare, review and revise course outlines and syllabi as necessary.  Participating in assessment activities. Participating in professional development. Serve on committee. Attending to additional needs of the College or the community as agreed upon by the faculty member in consultation with their supervisor. Perform other related duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English, TESOL, or ESL from a US accredited college and two years of full time teaching experience. Foreign credentials must be equated to US standards using World Education Services at http://www.wes.org. Experience with establishment and assessment of student learning outcomes. Demonstrate ability to hold interest of students, command their respect, be fair and impartial and encourage participation.  Good interpersonal communication skills. Ability to give evidence of exemplary teaching ability, initiative, interpersonal skills, and cultural sensitivity are essential. Ability to use common software programs used at the college (MS word, E-mail apps, word processing, spreadsheet, world wide web interface,etc.). Knowledge of principles and practices of modern office management, ability to work with diverse faculty, staff and students.
Preferred qualifications: Two years’ experience living and teaching overseas from the applicant homeland and five years of experience at an institute of higher education.


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; and
  6. A brief 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 February 15, 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