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Khmer Language Instructor


Phnom Penh Office


Full time: June 12th to August 05th, 2023 (8 weeks)

Reporting to:

Project Director


Competitive salary based on qualifications

Application Deadline:

April 11th, 2023

The Khmer Language and Culture Program (KLCP) provides an opportunity for US and non-US faculty, post-graduate researchers, and undergraduates to participate in an intensive eight-week study abroad program, from June 12 to August 05, 2023, in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia. This ongoing program is administered in collaboration with the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa’s (UHM) Khmer Language Program. This CKS program is designed for those who wish to develop Khmer language skills and an understanding of contemporary Cambodian society for academic and professional purposes, but who have not completed two years of formal language training. KLCP welcomes students with little or no prior Khmer language learning experience. For more details about the program click here.

CKS is looking for: 

  • One Khmer Language Instructor to teach a beginner level course in Phnom Penh for 8 weeks.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Teach a beginner level course of Khmer language and culture to students from the USA (instructor can use their own materials for teaching).
  • Morning schedule is fixed: Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 12:00pm. Afternoon schedule is flexible depending upon program activities and shared duties with the Field Coordinator and teaching assistants (TAs). Generally, from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM. Monday and Thursday: work with NGOs/speakers, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: work on projects with students.

Working Period:  

  • Student Recruitment: After the application deadline for the program, the instructor will spend no more than 30 minutes with each applicant to assess their level of Khmer language by using his/her own method or materials. Approximately 7-8 students in total. The result of the assessment will be shared with CKS.
  • Pre-Departure Phase: Approximately 5-10 hours of work on refining and preparing the curriculum and syllabus with the local Field Coordinator and Project Director (one month prior to the start of the program). 
  • Work full-time: from June 12th to August 05th, 2023 (8 weeks).
  • After the program: prepare and submit the student records, assignments, and evaluations to CKS. 


  • Khmer nationality
  • Significant knowledge of Khmer language, culture, history and current issues. 
  • An MA degree in linguistics or literature, or equivalent
  • Previous experience teaching the Khmer language to foreigners 
  • Previous experience teaching the Khmer language at a university level
  • Very good English skills 
  • Knowledge of integrating technology in language/culture teaching 
  • Energetic and innovative.


Compensation: CKS offers a competitive salary and benefit package based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

** How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their application through this Online Form.

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