Verto Education

Teaching Faculty Position Available with Verto Education in Costa Rica

Course: Academic Inquiry and Writing 

Term: Fall 2023 with possible continuation 

Location: Turrialba, Costa Rica


Verto is on a mission to provide the best possible start to college. We start by making travel and experiential education a core part of every student's Freshman year. Our students begin college overseas in one of six Verto locations, before seamlessly transferring to one of over seventy partner universities in the United States. Students earn college credits and a pathway to postsecondary education through Verto's Academic Provider, the University of New Haven (Connecticut, USA). 


Position Summary

Faculty are invited to apply to teach the course, Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing, as part of the Verto Study Abroad Experience, which focuses on immersive learning and experiential education for first-year college students.  The successful candidates are highly motivated, student-oriented educators who will bring courses to life for students through a combination of active classroom learning and experiential field activities. Faculty must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate experiential education and be prepared to work with diverse students who are beginning their higher education journey. 


Academic Inquiry and Writing, Course description

This course introduces students to the conventions of academic writing and the habits of critical inquiry they will need in university courses and beyond.  Students read and annotate texts on a topic (or topics) selected by the instructor, develop original avenues of inquiry through classroom discussion, and transform their questions into well-supported academic arguments.  Assignment sequences incorporate opportunities for research, drafting, revision, editing, and reflection to help students find writing processes that can be replicated in future courses and workplace projects that require only polished work.  Because different disciplines and career paths present different scenarios for critical thinking and writing, this course also teaches students how to adapt the conventions of academic inquiry to a variety of contexts.



  • Master’s or terminal degree (MFA or PhD) from an accredited institution in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, or closely related field 
  • Minimum eighteen graduate credits in the field of study relevant to the course of interest.
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience in the English language, at least one year at the collegiate level.

For additional information and application, please visit our Verto Careers Page: or contact the Academic Manager, Johel Chaves-Campos, by email.

Contact Information

Johel Chaves-Campos, Academic Manager, Costa Rica
CATIE campus
Turrialba, Costa Rica
Contact Phone: 
(971) 257-8918