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Joined: 02 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Brazilian University jobs? Reply with quote


Just wondering if anyone here has experience working in Universities in Brazil.

What are there requirements? Do they require a Masters or could you do it with a CELTA only? I imagine requirements get more strict in major cities but might be more lax in smaller cities.

Do they pay better than other available ESL work? How long might contracts be for?

Any and all info, from whatever area would be great.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chances of getting a job teaching at a univeristy in Brazil are not great. Dont want to sound too negative but first problem if you are not a resident of Brazil no university (or very few lang schools for that matter will sponsor your visa)

Without a visa no public university would touch you. To work at a public university (and most better private ones) - yes you need at least an MA and probably a PHD for public universities in most of the south and Rio. The hiring process . . . is not exactly quick or easy (hey, its Brazil).

You can do a search as this has been discussed previously here and there are links given - info about translating your thesis and writing concoursos etc.

Some private universities might hire someone without an MA but once again it is doubtful they would sponsor a visa
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as the above poster stated, getting a visa to work in Brasil is hell. Teachers don't make very much money, and no university will hire a professor without serious credentials (also they would probably require you to speak Portuguese). From what I gathered while there, the students that go to public unis don't pay tuition (it's very competitive - students must take a test in high school to get into their major of choice). The private universities (the ones that would pay well at least) will definitely require at LEAST a masters or more. The better ones require serious tuition money, and the students (or their parents Laughing ) want well qualified teachers.

I guess you could move down there on a tourist visa and marry a nice 'brasileira' Wink In all seriousness though, if you haven't already, read through this - . It makes VERY good points.
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