Research and Teaching Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Mexico is seeking applications for Visiting Faculty for the Spring and Fall semesters of 2018.
The call is currently open and the deadlines are the first week of November of 2017 for the Spring 2018, and the first week of May 2018 for the Fall 2018.

Field of Knowledge

Actuarial Sciences and Statistics Architecture and Interior Architecture
Biomedical Engineering Business Administration & Management
Communication Sciences Digital Animation
Finance and Accounting French, Italian, or German Language
Information Design Industrial Engineering
International Business Administration International Management
Law Marketing
Mechatronic Engineering Nanotechnology
Nutrition Sciences Organizational Psychology

Teaching load: Four 48-hour courses, either at undergraduate or graduate level, depending on the academic department's needs.

Overview of the functions

The applicant will teach, conduct research and advise in his/her area(s) of expertise. Essential responsibilities include:

  • To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and lead instructional activities specified in the approved curriculum and in the faculty bylaws. These activities include lecturing, leading seminars, individual and group tutoring, writing and correcting exams, correcting papers and reports and conducting and supervising evaluation activities;

  • To participate in departmental and school activities, including meetings, committees, course and program evaluation, curriculum development, and grant preparation;

  • To provide academic support and advising to students;

  • To undertake cutting edge research in order to contribute to the intellectual mission of the university and to the consolidation of the Doctoral programs and their corresponding research lines;

  • To participate in calls for research proposals;

  • To participate in inter-institutional and/or interdisciplinary research projects linked to regional and national companies and/or to internationally recognized institutions;

  • To participate in the National System of Researchers (SNI - Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) or the National System of Art Creators (SNCA - Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte);

  • To publish research achievements or artistic creation projects.

Required qualifications

Person Specification:

As part of our internationalization strategy, we are looking for young academics who are willing to spend one term with us teaching and doing research. We are searching for enthusiastic early career academics, including recent PhD graduates (ABD candidates may be considered as long as the degree is awarded by July 2017). We invite applicants from world-leading universities to apply, especially those who are looking to expand their teaching experience and are open to explore research opportunities.

Eligible candidates shall be fluent in English (fluency in Spanish is not required, as teaching will be in English, but some knowledge of Spanish is strongly advisable in order to communicate on a daily basis out of campus). Candidates’ terminal degree should be in one of the following fields, where we are currently recruiting.

Duties of the Post:

  • To join UDLAP for a full 18-week academic term, including final exams (Spring 2018 will run from January to May, and Fall 2018 will run from August to December).
  • To teach 24 Credit Hours per term at undergraduate or graduate level; or to teach 18 Credit Hours per term if research active. Priority will be given to those open to engage in joint research projects that may lead to publications.
  • To be available to students for academic mentoring, where visiting scholars will be expected to advise students especially on topics such as international exchange, internships, and/or research.
  • To be actively engaged in the academic life of the hosting department.

What we offer:

  • An ideal academic opportunity to develop teaching skills in a research-intensive environment, which will prove valuable to applicants in their future search for a permanent position in their home countries or abroad.
  • A total salary of approximately USD $4,000.00 per month (tax deductions will depend on the participant’s country of origin and migratory status in Mexico).
  • Please note that travel, housing, meals, and other living expenses including visa issuance costs and international health insurance must be covered by the participant.


  • English and Spanish.

Application instructions:

To apply for one of the UDLAP Visiting Faculty positions, please submit the following:

  • A Cover Letter (no more than 1 Letter/A4 page), including a short research and teaching philosophy statement, and briefly describing your motivation to apply for this position and the field to which you are applying.
  • Your resume along with scanned proof of your academic degrees.
  • Names of possible courses that you are qualified to teach.

Please send all questions and applications to or no later than the first week of November 2017, if applying for the Spring 2018, or the first week of May 2, 2018, if applying for the Fall 2018.

Find UDLAP´s undergraduate and graduate programs here.

Learn more about UDLAP´s researchers and research projects here.