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UCEAP Visiting Professor, Mexico 2019

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 4th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


MEXICO – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), 2019

Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world. Since 1962, UCEAP has supported this mission, serving some 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 32,000 international exchange students. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders.

The UCEAP Program at UNAM enables UC students to enroll in this prestigious university in most fields of study. Most program participants are students of social science or humanities. Following an intensive language program, these students spend the fall or academic year attending three or four courses per semester.

An additional group of students in a Global Leadership Program will attend classes at UNAM before continuing to the UC Center in Sacramento for a related internship placement and additional coursework in public policy. This group will also follow an online Leadership Seminar offered from California.

A smaller group of students participates in a Field Research Program. They too attend an intensive language program during which they are also trained in basic research methodology and introduced to a number of professors from Mexican universities in Querétaro, Yucatán, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. During the semester these students proceed to one of the research sites overseen by these professors and carry out research, following the proposals they have created during the intensive language/methodology segment of the program.

The participation of the Visiting Professor in the early weeks of the Field Research Program is important both in terms of mentorship to the students, many of whom have little prior experience with real research, as well as in terms of camaraderie and a UC presence among the various instructors who will also shape the work of these students.

UCEAP has added a program track that will allow a different cohort of students to come for a summer Contemporary Mexico program that offers a political history of Mexico in English and Spanish language instruction. The Visiting Professor offers a cultural reflection course to this short-program group.

With the exception of the summer program, all coursework is normally in Spanish. All students are required to have at least two years of university-level Spanish and participate in the intensive program that precedes the semester. The Visiting Professor is required to oversee student academic issues in both programs, diplomatic university relations, and student welfare, including safety and security. One of the most important mentoring tasks of the Visiting Professor occurs during the early days of the intensive language program as the Field Research students refine their research proposals and consider their methodological plans.

The Visiting Professor also assists the short-term summer students by guiding a cultural reflections course in English during the early part of the program that runs concurrently with the above-mentioned methodological portion of the Field Research Program.

UC Ladder-Rank Faculty, Lecturers SOE and Continuing Lecturers in the Social Sciences or Humanities are invited to apply.


July through December, 2019
 ILP Early July, 2019
 Classes Begin Early August, 2019
 Classes End Mid-December, 2019


 UNAM - 20 UC students for fall semester
 Field Research Program – 15 UC students
 Short Term Summer Track – 15 UC students

 Visiting Professor - Spanish language ability is required.

 Students - The prerequisite for students is two years of university Spanish or the equivalent for the Global Leadership, UNAM and FRP programs.

Social Sciences preferred but other fields may be considered depending on the proposed course to be taught.

The Visiting Professor is required to teach one course in a field relevant to the broad range of interest among student participants that examines some aspect of Mexico. This course may offer excursions to relevant parts of the city. The course may also be open to Mexican students attending UNAM.

In addition to assessment for this course, the Visiting Professor is required to preside over the final presentations of the Field Research students and assist in the grading of their research projects. The Visiting Professor will also serve as UC instructor of record for courses taken locally, and will be expected to oversee grade conversion and sign grades for the spring semester as well as the fall. This role can be undertaken remotely via email or telephone contact in the second semester, once residency has ended.

The program has an office at the Casa de California in the neighborhood of Chimalistac, close to UNAM in the southern part of Mexico City.


A UCEAP staff member assists UC students and UC Visiting Professor with many details of the program, including, but not limited to: orientation to Mexico City, course registration, student housing, relations with the mentors for the FRP program and local partners, and information on safety, security and travel warning regulations.

Managed by UNAM and UCEAP in California.

This position is a UCEAP Visiting Professorship rather than a UC Faculty Directorship. The UC Visiting Professor has significant responsibility for being easily accessible for the students’ academic concerns. The UC Visiting Professor must also be willing to intervene in any crisis situation involving UC students.


Replacement Funds to Campus Department
Appointee remains on his/her home campus department payroll and continues to receive regular salary from the home department.

• UCEAP will provide the home campus with replacement funds in the total amount of $18,333 for the appointment term, with appropriate adjustment for a semester campus appointment. The home department will provide instructions to UCEAP regarding the appropriate account to credit with those funds.

• Benefits are provided in accordance with applicable University policies and are administered by each UC campus. UCEAP does not reimburse the home campus for any costs related to benefits or sabbatical accrual.

UCEAP will provide a stipend of $8,500, prorated for an appointment fulfilled at less than the full term.


• UCEAP will provide individual airfare at lowest economy rate per pre-approved UCEAP Travel quote to and from California and the Mexico for the term of residency. UCEAP will provide individual airfare at lowest economy rate per pre-approved UCEAP Travel quote to and from California and Mexico for the term of residency. Additional baggage/shipping fees will be reimbursed for actual expenses up to $500 for outbound travel and $500 for return travel.

• The Visiting Professor’s individual in-country travel expenses during the term of residency (lodging, meals, and transportation) are covered by the program budget.

• Transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the Visiting Professor.

• Business travel insurance coverage is provided by UC

UCEAP will provide reimbursement of lodging expenses concurrent with the appointment term, not to exceed $5,000. The Visiting Professor will need to locate and secure housing.

Visa/Residency Permit(s)
Costs to obtain or renew a visa/residency permit will be reimbursed by UCEAP (receipts are required). UCEAP does not process Visa applications.

For questions about application and interview processes or terms of appointment, contact UCEAP Human Resources Director Bryna Bock For questions that are program-specific, contact UCEAP Director of Programs, Karen Mead For more information about UCEAP, visit

Job location

Mexico City, Mexico

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Interest - Please discuss your qualifications and reasons for applying.

  • Course Proposal and Statement of Teaching - Please provide a succinct proposal for the course you would like to teach and a summary of your credentials for teaching in the program

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Campus Endorsement/Approval Form - http://vmoss-intra.uceap.local/Documents/Jobs/Visiting%20Professorships/Endorsement-Approval_Mexico_Visiting_Professor_2019.pdf

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)