Non-Credit Adjunct Instructor ESL - Kadena

Job Details

Job Ref:
Kadena Air Base- Japan to Kadena Air Base- Okinawa
Adjunct Faculty
Part time

English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructors

UMGC Asia: Non-Credit Adjunct

The Undergraduate School

Location: Kadena, Okinawa

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks employees to teach non-credit ESL classes in Okinawa.

ESL instructors will be responsible for teaching English Language Learners (ELL) basic literacy skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening. ESL instructors will deliver conversational, professional/business and TOEFL preparation courses to students over various term lengths. They will also assess student learning to provide students feedback on their English literacy skills development. These instructors will also be responsible for basic administrative duties related to monitoring the academic performance of their students.  

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree conferred from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in TESOL, ESL, or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Teaching experience in TESOL, ESL, or related field

  • Experience teaching adult learners in a classroom environment

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications to include PowerPoint, Word, and Microsoft One Drive

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Workplace Accommodations:

The University of Maryland Global Campus Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive working environment for people of all abilities. UMGC is dedicated to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, based on disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the University, or be subjected to discrimination. For information about UMGC's Reasonable Workplace Accommodation Policy or to request an accommodation, applicants/candidates can contact Employee Accommodations via email at

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