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Bryan Ruano Orellana, Class 2016
4 March, 2016
Erik Leonel Salazar Roldan, Class 2016
5 March, 2016


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The University

Founded in 1942, Zamorano is a private, non-profit international university specialized in higher education in the fields of agricultural production, sustainable management of natural resources and the environment, rural development to reduce poverty, adding value through agro-industrialization and improvement of global agribusiness competitiveness.  Zamorano University is located 33 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Tegucigalpa, in the Yeguare Valley of Honduras, and is registered in the United States as a non-profit corporation. In Honduras, Zamorano has the status of an International Mission and is recognized as one of the best agricultural universities in Latin America.

Zamorano offers four undergraduate degrees in agricultural engineering: Agribusiness Management; Food Science and Technology; Agricultural Sciences and Production; and Environment and Development.  The four-year educational program emphasizes academic excellence and character formation, and it complements theory with practical field experience through its Learning-by-Doing program, in which the students work half a day in the production and processing plants or conserving the natural resources that are part of the university campus.

Zamorano is governed by a Board of Trustees of different nationalities, who are leaders in business, education or civic affairs. The university President reports to the Board of Trustees. The alumni (better known as “Zamoranos”) are enthusiastic supporters of their alma mater, and are recognized for their leadership roles in production, development, entrepreneurship, academia, government, and cross-sector engagement.

Zamorano is a co-educational residential campus, with 1,283 students, 67% men and 33% women.  The student body represents 22 countries, which includes 29% from Ecuador, 25% from Honduras, 14% from Guatemala and 8% from El Salvador; followed by Nicaragua with 5%, Panamá with 4%, smaller numbers from Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Belize, and Costa Rica, and even smaller percentages (2%) from Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, Venezuela, the United States, Chile, Spain, Italy, Germany and South Korea.  Zamorano is a non-profit university; approximately 65% of our students receive partial or full scholarships, while 35% cover the cost with personal funds.

Zamorano is situated on 10,000 acres, which include the central campus, agricultural land, and forests in two watersheds, one of which is a biological reserve. All students and approximately 100 professors, instructors, staff members and their families live on campus. In Zamorano’s bilingual and multicultural environment, the university community shares an extraordinary commitment to a shared vision.

The General Curriculum Department manages the coursework for students during their first two years at Zamorano, preparing them for their majors, with an academic foundation of sciences, mathematics, social sciences and language. The Zamorano calendar is arranged in trimesters of 15 weeks including exams, with short breaks between each term and a longer break over the December-January winter holidays. English courses are currently mandatory for Zamorano students during their first three years. Many students gain enough proficiency to compete for senior year internships in English-speaking countries and later attend graduate schools around the world.
The General Curriculum Department is hiring an Assistant Professor of English to teach on a permanent basis starting August 8, 2016. This is a full-time position primarily related to teaching beginner – advanced students with an average workload of 15-18 contact hours plus planning and evaluation tasks. Beginner levels focus on integrating skills, while intermediate and advanced levels emphasize development of academic language skills related to listening, speaking, reading and writing with a strong research component. Professors are also required to be part of existent extra-curricular activities and be part of additional academic activities within the institution.

Expected qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in English, English Education, Modern Languages (English), EFL/ESL, Second Language Acquisition or Linguistics (with an English focus), or TESOL/TEFL
  • Minimum of 3 years of university-level teaching experience
  • Mastery of contemporary and dynamic teaching methods (e.g., CLT, TBLT, CBI, CLIL etc.) that emphasize oral and written communication in the target language
  • Experience with students of different nationalities, native languages and cultural backgrounds
  • Capable of designing, implementing and delivering workshops and lectures for in service training or International conferences.
  • Commitment to student success and whole-person development
  • Strong and effective leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams
  • High level of professional organization
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Capacity to set and achieve goals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • Commitment to ​​Zamorano’s mission, vision and values
  • Fluency in Spanish is not required but some knowledge of the language is preferred

Applications should include a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, 3 professional recommendations with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, copies of degrees, transcripts and diplomas earned in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and a statement of your teaching philosophy.

Please, make sure to verify you comply with all requirements before submitting an application.  All materials should be sent in MS Word or PDF to the Human Talent Unit at the following e-mail:, with the subject line:  Assistant Professor of English.

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2016.

Zamorano is an equal opportunity employer.

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