55-220 Kulanui Street, #1940
Laie, HI 96762-1294
Phone: (808) 293-3649
FAX: (808) 293-3448
Contact Person: EIL Director
Program Description
Program Information
Position Information
Recruitment Information

Program Description

The purpose of the English as an International Language (EIL) program at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYUH) is to help non-native speakers of English increase their academic English proficiency. The program is available to students who have been admitted to BYUH and are seeking an academic degree. A variety of courses from intermediate to advanced levels are offered. Students receive full academic credit for all EIL courses. This credit counts towards General Education (GE) and elective credit. Students may also earn a minor in EIL for successfully completing the program and fulfilling the University's GE English requirements.


Program Information

Length of Term: 2 - 16 week semesters and 2 - 8 week terms per year.


Fall Semester: late Aug. - mid December

Winter Semester: early January - mid April

Spring Term: late April - mid June

Summer Term: late June - mid August

Average Class Size: 15 students

Program Size: 250 per semester


Position Information

Categories of Positions: Director, Faculty, Lecturer, Special Instructor (part-time)

Status of Positions: Approximately 12 full-time positions and 10 part-time positions.

Required Qualifications: M.A. in TESOL or M.A. in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in TESOL (i.e. graduate TESOL certificate).

Preferred Qualifications:

Usual Contract Period: Faculty - eligible for continuing faculty status; Lecturers - one year renewable; Special Instructors - by semester/term.

Benefits: Faculty, Lecturers - medical, dental, retirement, housing; Special Instructors - none.

Teaching Load: 12-15 contact hours per week.

Types of Courses: Skill-based: listening/ speaking, reading, writing, grammar; also adjunct courses at the advanced levels.


Recruitment Information

Application Process: Openings are posted on the BYU-Hawaii website ( and with TESOL's JobFinder ( Applications should be submitted to the EIL Director, 55-220 Kulanui Street, #1940, BYU-Hawaii, Laie, HI 96762.

What to Include in Application Packet: Generally a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference, graduate transcripts, a BYU-Hawaii employment form and confidential report are required. A teaching portfolio and/or a teaching sample video may be requested. Details for application procedures and required forms are available from Human Resources, listed under University Services on the BYUH home page (

When to Apply: Those interested are welcome to submit a curriculum vitae at any time for our files. Otherwise, application deadlines will be identified when positions are posted.

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