Teacher Recruitment Resources

Resources for individuals interested in working as a teacher for the Hawai‘i State Department of Education (HIDOE).

Application Process

What you need to know about applying for teaching and teaching specialist positions in the Department. For qualifications, please visit our Licensure & Certification page at the link above.

​Licensing Information

In order to qualify to work for the Department, you may need to meet certain licensure and/or certification requirements, depending on the position you are seeking.

​Salary Information

The collective bargaining contract establishes the annual salary rates for new teachers. The Teachers' Salary Schedule is available here.


In addition to providing important services to the education of our children, employment with the Department has many benefits: Vacation and holidays, health plans and a pension plan.

​Living and Working in Hawaii
  • For more information about working and living in Hawai‘i, please visit the official website for the Aloha State at www.hawaii.gov.
  • Get to know the islands via the Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau at www.gohawaii.com.

​Relocation Bonus Information for the 20201-22 school year

A determination has not yet been made whether a one-time relocation bonus for eligible individuals who are recruited from out-of-state and hired for the upcoming 2021-2022 SY will be provided. Please check this page for updates. For the 2020-2021 SY, we are pleased to announce that we have secured limited funding to provide a one-time, taxable $2,000 relocation bonus for eligible individuals who are recruited from out-of-state and hired for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

All of the following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for the relocation bonus:
  • Relocated from out-of-state;
  • Recruited from out-of-state with a “Current” out-of-state mailing address at the time of job offer and acceptance;
  • Completed a State Approved Teacher Preparation Program prior to relocation and effective date of employment;
  • Contracted in a teacher, counselor, or librarian position for school year 2020-2021;
  • Newly hired employee or re-employed following a break in service of at least two years from last termination date of employment.
The payout of the relocation bonus will be dependent upon the qualifying individual’s effective date of employment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Recruitment Unit at 808-441-8444 or write us at Teacher.Recruitment@k12.hi.us.


Answers to our commonly asked questions about applying to teach in the Department.

​Teacher Recruitment Application Help

Phone: 808-441-8444​
Email: Teacher.Recruitment@k12.hi.us

​Speak to a Recruiter

Questions about living and working in Hawaii?
James Lynch-Urbaniak
Teacher Recruiter


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