University English Teacher in Mexico

Posted by: Universidad de la Sierra Sur

Earliest start date: March 1st, 2024

Job type: In-person, full time


Our school, la Universidad de la Sierra Sur ( is a Mexican public university in the state of Oaxaca. We serve 2450 students, many of which come from indigenous, low-income backgrounds. Our work with students has a social impact. Although most students will not be traveling abroad, their careers could involve work with English speakers in Mexico – as doctors, dentists, nurses, nutritionists, IT specialists, entrepreneurs, and administrators.

We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about teaching, aren’t afraid of being in a small town, and have a positive approach to learning about and living in different cultures.


  • Be culturally sensitive and commited to students’ success
  • Teach 5-6 classroom hours per day (25-30 hours per week) depending on the semester’s needs
  • Be on campus Monday to Friday from 9am-2pm and 4pm-7pm (sometimes scheduling requires 8am-1pm and 4pm-7pm)
  • Keep grade and attendance records
  • Supervise exams
  • Contribute to departmental projects: creating materials, teaching seasonal workshops, teaching children’s classes in the summer


  • Salary of 17,000 MXN monthly (25,000 before tax deductions)
  • Christmas bonus (approx. 18,000 after a full year of employment)
  • Summer bonus (approx. 42,000 after a full year)
  • Tenure, if approved after 12 months
  • Health insurance (IMSS)
  • Permanent residence after 4 years
  • Paid sabbatical after 6 years of employment
  • Pension
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation yearly (2 weeks in December, 1 week in March or April for Holy Week, and 2 weeks in July)

NOTE: We teach classes during the summer term


  • Professional attitude
  • Open to peer collaboration and evaluation to improve your teaching
  • Experience abroad in Mexico or Latin America (preferred)
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a teacher
  • Basic Spanish language skills
  • Bachelor’s in a relevant field
  • Master’s in a relevant field (preferred)
  • Teaching certificate (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA)
  • Apostilles of degree(s) and teaching certificate before final approval of hiring
  • Be a native English speaker
  • Valid passport from a country where English is an official language
  • Have a birth certificate

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter in English and Spanish (Google Translate is sufficient!) to the head of the language department:

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