Employment Opportunity

EO No: 2021-049

Position: Instructor- English

N/3/C –N/6/A $16,131.00-$17,819.00 PA

Benefits: Position is eligible for housing and transportation benefit
Opening Date: July 23, 2021
Closing Date: August 22, 2021

National Campus/Lang. and Lit.  
P.O. Box 159
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM  96941


"The FSM is currently under lockdown or heavily restricted for certain types of travel internationally and between states due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All candidates as a condition of employment to be hired must be physically present on Pohnpei Island, at least two weeks before the start of the employment period. If a candidate is selected but cannot meet this requirement this offer may be withdrawn."

Mission Statement:

The College of Micronesia-FSM is a learner-centered institution of higher education that is committed to the success of the Federated States of Micronesia by providing academic, career and technical educational programs characterized by continuous improvement and best practices.

Core Values:

Teaching 12-15 contact hours per week with one to four preparations of English courses including a combination of English composition, English specialty courses such as drama, poetry, literature and speech communication. 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 IC 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 as specified in Administrative Procedure 6026; may be asked to participate in ad hoc 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. Serve on committee. Perform other duties assigned..
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in English, TESOL, Linguistics or Speech communication with a specialty in literature and poetry, literacy, composition/rhetoric or reading or MFA with writing or performance emphasis 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. Minimum for two years of full-time college teaching experience and experience with establishment and assessment of student learning outcomes. 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.
Contact: Applications are available at the College of Micronesia–FSM Human Resources Office, state campus sites or at the website at www.comfsm.fm.

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 August 22, 2021 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