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Graduate Assistatnt (Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, Center for Language & Technology
Date Posted:
September 07, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins October 02, 2017
Salary Information:
$1706/month (MA); $1774/month (PhD)
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%

Other Conditions:
  • The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) in the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature (UHM) seeks two self-starting graduate students with a keen interest in innovation in language technology. This graduate assistantship opens up opportunities to develop technical and pedagogical skills working with a dynamic group of language professionals in 22 U.S. institutions of higher education. Approximate start date is January 2, 2018, renewable pending availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide assistance with day-to-day operations of The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center -
  2. Assist in the creation of simulations for language learning (Chinese, Russian, Arabic, etc.) and in the coordination and execution of Tech Center activities.
  3. Work as part of a team of educators on the day-to-day maintenance of online course management systems and various online applications for language learning as they relate to Tech Center projects.
  4. Assist in maintaining websites, keeping an active Tech Center presence in social media, and organizing faculty development events, face-to-face or online.
  5. Participate in weekly Tech Center meetings and keep regular weekly work hours on site.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Classified graduate status in foreign languages, SLS, linguistics, educational technology, or related field.
  2. Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  3. Familiarity with basic principles of instructional design.
  4. Working knowledge of online learning technologies.
  5. Demonstrated ability to design and create instructional materials (portfolio or classwork accepted as evidence).
  6. Ability to provide technical support and guidance to users regarding computer applications and operating procedures.
  7. Ability to organize and lead online meetings, workshops or webinars.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Academic interest in faculty development or project management.
  2. Ability to work effectively in evolving projects that may at times be ambiguous or have little structure.
  3. Demonstrated ability to design and develop webpages.
  4. Familiarity with social media technologies.
  5. Experience storyboarding instructional materials.
  6. Familiarity with rapid prototyping strategies.
  7. Familiarity and/or experience with image, sound and video editing software.
  8. Working competency in a language other than English, preferably a Flagship language.
  9. Advanced knowledge of HTML and web design.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, completed application form ( and a copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire) to
  1. Gretchen Yamaguchi; 808-956-5121;

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