Adjunct Faculty (Asian Studies)

Job Details

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This position is a temporary, part-time appointment in the Faculty of Culture, Language and Performing Arts. This position is specifically for on-island applicants. This semester-to-semester contract may only be teaching one class. There are no associated relocation benefits.

Applications will be reviewed by the program and all candidates will be notified by email if they are chosen to interview for a position.

Educational Background

PhD in the subject area preferred; Master’s required, degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.

A strong commitment to excellence in teaching is advantageous.

Job Summary

Teach Asian Studies courses (with an emphasis particularly in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or South Asia) courses as needed by the program as a part-time faculty member. Additional responsibilities may include advising students.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teaching undergraduate students in a specific field of expertise (history, anthropology, …etc. with an emphasis in Asian area studies)

  • Developing and managing the class syllabus and ensuring that the syllabus meets university standards

  • Planning and creating lectures, in-class discussions, and assignments

  • Grading assigned papers, quizzes, and exams

  • Assessing grades for students based on participation, performance in class, assignments, and examinations

Please be as descriptive in your skills and background as you can be to help us match you with potential jobs here at BYU–Hawaii. Attaching any supporting documentation can be done during the application process or attached by our HR office after the fact.

As an educational institution affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU–Hawaii prefers to hire qualified members of the Church in good standing, as authorized under 41 C.F.R. § 60-1.5 (a)(6). To be eligible for employment, applicants who are members of the Church must hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend and receive a clearance from the Church’s Ecclesiastical Clearance Office. Job applicants must be able to meet these conditions to advance through the hiring process successfully. An expired temple recommend will prevent consideration for hire.

* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.


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