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University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam
Assistant Instructor Instructor $47,761 - $85,315 Per Annum $53,303 - $105,877 Per Annum
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

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Review of applications will begin November 17, 2023, Chamorro Standard Time (ChST/UTC+10) and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment is anticipated to begin in January 2024.

(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at General information about Guam is available at For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at and The Guam Daily Post is available at


The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multicultural institution.


To address the chronic shortage of local engineers in Guam and the other islands in the Western Pacific, the School of Engineering (SENG) was established at the University of Guam (UOG) and recognized by the Board of Regents in September 2016. SENG offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The program is pursuing the initial accreditation evaluation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and expecting the ABET On-Campus evaluation visit in 2023. A new building is currently under construction and will house the School of Engineering, upon completion. The future SENG building will provide adequate space for classrooms, laboratories, and offices for students and faculty.


The successful candidate is expected to: 1) serve as an Academic Advisor Coordinator responsible for coordinating student advisement and orientation activities for all SENG majors at freshman and sophomore levels; 2) conduct one-on-one advisement sessions with the students; 3) assist students and faculty in matters of advisement, including but not limited to registration academic plans transcript analysis and course substitution forms for transfer students, finding a faculty advisor, use of WebAdivisor and other University software; 4) services as a liaison between students and various administrative officers at the University, and refer students to the appropriate office for further assistance with special accommodations, financial aids, etc.; 5) participate in Outreach and Recruiting events in coordination with faculty, administration, and EMSS and perform administrative tasks associated with SENG recruiting, advisement, and retention activities; 6) make recommendations to improve advisement and registration practices, and be proactive, research new trends and advances in academic advisement; 7) as time permits assist the Office of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research with gathering, maintaining a continuous record, and reporting data related to recruiting and retention, and provide input and support to activities related to Assessment for programs within SENG; 8) teach two 3-credit 100- and 200-level courses each semester, or as required by Division Chair; and 9) serve as the over-all coordinator of the SENG laboratories and create laboratory development plan in coordination with the Lab Managers.


Minimum: For the rank of Assistant Instructor, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a directly related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. For the rank of instructor, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or field directly related to civil engineering from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Applicants must have the ability to teach 100- and 200-level civil engineering courses. Applicants must also be prepared to teach using a variety of modalities including distance education. Applicants should have some teaching experience as a civil engineering instructor, teaching assistant, or tutor and grader for civil engineering courses (either undergraduate or post-baccalaureate experience), that includes the freshman level. Applicants must have experience in a higher education setting, and have a knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques in the field of student academic advisement services, and knowledge of academic rules and degree planning. Applicants must be able to compile and manage data, interpret, and present information and ideas clearly accurately in writing, orally, or by preparation of reports and other materials, and must be able to utilize appropriate software programs (or be able to learn them).

Preferred: One year of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for advising in academic or student affairs, especially as related to programs of study within SENG; working knowledge of Moodle software, WebAdvisor, student management system; knowledge of assessment software (preferably TracDat); ability or experience related to teaching civil engineering. Experience working and teaching in online learning programs.


Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest

(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume

(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts


Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Pyo-Yoon Hong, Chair, Civil Engineering Search Committee at or the Human Resources Office at, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.


Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job-related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.


Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability unrelated to job requirements, age (except as permitted by law), citizenship status, marital status, or political affiliation. Furthermore, the University of Guam does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the admission to or employment in its education programs or activities.



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