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Graduate Assistant, Center for Language & Technology, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Center for Language & Technology - College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
Center for Language & Technology, UHM
Date Posted:
November 23, 2015
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 15, 2016
Salary Information:
$1458.50/month (MA); $1517.00/month (PhD)
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • one year appointment, to begin Spring semester 2017, renewable pending availability of funds and satisfactory performance, salary commensurate with degree standing.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Working under the supervision of IT staff at The Center for Language & Technology (CLT), graduate assistant will assist with and contribute to the development and maintenance of interactive online applications for language learning and teaching. Assigned duties include:
  2. 1. Research and co-development of web sites and web-based interactive applications and technologies for online language learning for both desktop and mobile platforms.
  3. 2. Maintain and debug existing online learning applications managed by CLT.
  4. 3. Assist with the maintenance and design of multiple WordPress and Django web sites.
  5. 4. Assist with the development of technologies for online courses.
  6. 5. Assist with general IT support tasks: system/software installation, supervised system administration, and system troubleshooting.
  7. 6. Participate in weekly IT/software development meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Classified full-time graduate student within the University of Hawai`i
  2. 2. Knowledge of HTML and client side web technologies.
  3. 3. Knowledge of server side programming languages.
  4. 4 Experience working on and/or maintaining a data driven web site (WordPress, Django, or similar web site frameworks).
  5. 5. Knowledge of MySQL or similar database server.
  6. 6. Experience with installation and maintenance of IT system software and hardware.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Experience developing/maintaining/debugging php-based or django web application frameworks.
  2. 2. Experience developing rich user interface front ends.
  3. 3. Experience developing mobile applications.
  4. 4. Experience working with audio/video content in a web-based environment.
  5. 5. An interest in developing multimodal user interfaces for language teaching and learning.
  6. 6. An interest in research and development of new multimodal platforms and applications for online language courses.
  7. 7. Experience developing educational software (e.g. applications used by students and/or teachers).

To Apply:
Please send an email to Daniel Tom ( with the following documentation: (1) a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, (2) completed application form found at: (3) a CV. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications received will begin on December 15, 2016. All submitted materials become the property of The Center for Language and Technology. Faxed and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Daniel Tom, Center for Language & Technology
  2. 1890 East West Road
  3. Moore 256
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Daniel Tom; 808-956-8047;
  2. Aitor Arronte Alvarez; 808-956-8047;

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