The Department of Second Language Studies manages a jobs listserv for current students, alumni, and active members of the professional organization HITESOL: ESLJ-L@LISTS.HAWAII.EDU


All BA, MA, AGC, and PhD in SLS students are automatically added to this list upon entry into their program, and may unsubscribe from the list at any point. (Instructions on how to unsubscribe are provided at the end of each email through the listserv.) Students may request to change their email settings at the time of graduation. Alumni may request to be re-added to the list via email: eslj@hawaii.edu

The ESLJ-L listserv is archived. Subscribers to the listserv may search the archive by registering for a listserv password and following the instructions provided at this link.


Please email job postings to the SLS Employment Officer at (sls@hawaii.edu)

Current Students

There is usually a Brown Bag presentation about employment opportunities within the field of SLS for current students every year. International students should become familiar with visa requirements and restrictions with regard to on- and off-campus employment and volunteering opportunities (see International Student Services).

Students who are looking to work for the Department of Education in Hawai‘i can refer to the College of Education's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs. The Secondary Education PBCTE program is nationally accredited and counts as a State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) in applying for licensure as a public or public charter school teacher in Hawai‘i.

On-Campus Employers

Local Professional Organizations

Teacher Portfolio & Preparation Series
for UH-Mānoa graduate students in language or literature departments