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Teacher Trainees



Open call for foreign teacher trainees

Opportunity: Teacher trainee


January 2023



Opportunity: Teacher Trainees


Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Hold a bachelor鈥檚 degree in the following fields.
    • Law or Politics Sciences,
    • Psychology,
    • Social Communication, Journalism
    • Marketing, International Trade, Logistic, Branding,
    • Business Administration, Finance, Management, Human Resources Management, Project Management
    • Systems Engineering, Telecommunications
    • Portuguese Teacher
    • English Teacher or Translator from Spanish to English
  • English as a second language or native language (Spanish is not accepted as a native language) If your native language is not English, you must prove your proficiency in English as a foreign language through an international test, which must be according to the following score: C1 - Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) or its equivalent in TOEFL 80-120/213-247/550-597 or IELTS 6.5/7.0
  • Hold a Master麓s degree in any field.



  • Any prior teaching experience is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Any relevant professional experience. Student employment, internships, and graduate assistant work will be noted.


Being willing to travel to Universidad de Manizales campus in Manizales, Colombia.



  • Ability to work and speak to people of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds to welcome and establish good working relationships with staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Works well with others on assigned tasks/projects
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
  • Skill in contributing to a positive and stimulating educational environment.
  • Exhibits professionalism through communication, interactions with others, and personal conduct while supporting the mission and vision of the program and university.


Job Description:

  • Participate in the "Mirror Program" at Universidad de Manizales. The "Mirror Program" is a strategy for strengthening the English level of the students using English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI).
  • Assist the Lead Teacher in planning and facilitating activities for the students using EMI.
  • Assist the Faculty in one or more specified course(s) in the program.
  • Assemble needed materials and set up activities following approved plans and schedules. Interacts with and assists students during activities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Attend classes with students and rotate through different class sessions to establish connection/bonding with the teachers and the students.
  • Perform open talks to students of the faculty on topics related to your area of expertise and the context of your country.
  • Participate in some processes of research in the Faculty.
  • Participate in training, development opportunities, and other events when available.


Working schedule:

  • Full-time position
  • Expected Starting Date: February 1st, 2023
  • Expected Closing Date: June 9th, 2023



COP$ (2.8 Monthly legal salaries in Colombia)



  • Please e-mail your resume along with future availability to dir_ori@umanizales.edu.co I It would be helpful to include a short paragraph about yourself (availability, goals, if you are currently working, experience, etc.).
  • Please indicate the field of your interest in the e-mail subject.



  • From September 28th to October 31st, 2022