Employment at DLIFLC

DLIFLC regularly hires native and near-native speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish,  Pashto, Persian Farsi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu and other languages.

Notice of intent: In compliance with Title 20, CFR, Section 656.10(d), a notice of filing is posted here to provide public notification that DLIFLC intends to fill permanent positions with non-US citizens.

Important: Positions are open to all US Citizens and individuals holding valid / current US work authorizations. US CITIZENSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. NOTE: Proof of citizenship or work authorization must be mailed to address identified in qualification section of this announcement.

Our teaching methodology is proficiency-oriented, based on team teaching with an average staffing ratio of two instructors per six to eight students.

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Required Qualifications:

An academic rank will be determined on the basis of information contained in the vacancy announcement. In addition to the Academic Rank qualifications, applicants must have near native language proficiency in all skills, in addition to strong English skills. Language testing will be required for recommended candidates. A four year accredited university degree is the minimum requirement. Education related to foreign language education, linguistics or MATFL/TESOL etc., is preferred. A Masters degree or higher is preferred.

Language Evaluation:

The minimum required English proficiency is a level 2 and the minimum proficiency for the language to be taught is a level 3 in speaking as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Skill-Level descriptions, found at the government ILR website.

Recommended applicants only are required to take formal language tests to determine their language proficiency. If you are selected to be tested, you will receive a call from the DLIFLC Testing Division. All language tests are performed telephonically. If you fail any portion of the language tests you will be disqualified from further consideration and your file will be retired. You may reactivate your file after six months. Retesting is only allowed once and is at the discretion of the Faculty Personnel System Office.

If you have a degree from a non-US educational institution it will need to be evaluated in order for your application to be considered. DLIFLC accepts evaluations performed by below specified members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).

Please contact one of NACES members from this list to have your foreign degree evaluated.

Available positions:

To get more information about employment please call: 831-272-4DLI (4354)

Currently available teaching positions can be found through the Army's Civilian Personnel Online (CPOL) system. Detailed instructions on how to search for positions at the Institute are provided on the next page.

Additional Documents:

Along with your on-line application, you will also need to fill out two more forms:

DLIFLC Questionnaire, and Declaration for Federal Employment (Form OF 306).

NOTE: DO NOT send hard copy documents, UNTIL asked to do so by DLIFLC. Once you are instructed to send hard copy documents, please make sure that they contain your name and Job Announcement Number, and send them via USPS to:

CPAC, Building 277
1388 Plummer St.
Presidio of Monterey, CA 93944
Phone: 831-242-5160


Tenure-track and tenured faculty members are eligible for group health and life insurance, retirement and additional retirement similar to 401K. After one year of service, they may receive up to 40 hours of one-time absence or travel to a foreign country to enhance professional capabilities and classroom performance. Full-time positions also receive: paid federal holidays, and paid vacation and sick time.

For more information on life at DLIFLC as Faculty and Staff, go to our Faculty & Staff Life page.

DLIFLC 1759 Lewis Rd. Bldg 614, Ste. 251 - Presidio of Monterey - Monterey, CA 93944 (831) 242-5119, (DSN-768)