For Visiting Faculty


We invite you to apply to serve as one of the Encuentro Dominicano visiting faculty members - APPLY ONLINE HERE!

Encuentro Dominicano embodies the Jesuit mission of promoting justice, striving for excellence, and dedication to the truth. Encuentro centers around service-learning, travel, and building community with fellow students and Dominicans – all while experiencing the rich and vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean.

The curriculum and program are specifically designed to provide undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds with a unique common theoretical and conceptual toolkit in international development while satisfying various components of the MAGIS Core Curriculum.  In addition to engaging in service-learning, travel and immersion opportunities, all students participate in foundational courses that fulfill Doing Social Science, Intersections, and language requirements in the MAGIS Core.

Elective courses help round out the experience.  And that’s where you come in!

Each semester we wish to offer elective courses that complement the Encuentro Dominicano curriculum or further students’ ability to fulfill requirements in their majors or minors.  Just about any course that has been approved by a program on the Omaha campus is welcomed, so long as the local resources can support it.

The elective course schedule is flexible to enable faculty to fulfill all their teaching and scholarship responsibilities or development goals.  Some options are listed below, and we are open to discuss additional alternatives!

1) Teach a 3-week intensive block course in either weeks 1-3 OR weeks 8-10 of the semester. (Fall and Spring available. Weeks 8-10 coincide with Creighton Fall or Spring break).

2) Apply for a semester-long sabbatical option with minimum one course taught on-site (can be a 3-week intensive course). GEO will support up to $20USD/day for an interpreter for field research.

3) Choose your own adventure! Do you have your own idea for a faculty opportunity with Encuentro Dominicano? Let us know at!


If you are interested in teaching a course in one of the three-week sessions, please complete the online application. You will need the approval of your department chair, so please have a discussion on how you plan to cover the other courses in your teaching load while you are in the Dominican Republic. The Global Engagement Office will review all applications and submit their recommendations to the Dean. If you are selected to teach a course, you will be contacted for additional specific information.


Contact the Global Engagement Office with any questions about applying to be a visiting faculty member.

Jill Muegge, ILAC Director - Omaha
Global Engagement Office (GEO), Creighton Hall, Rm. 324  Office 402.280.4185 

Dr. René Padilla, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Global Engagement Office (GEO), Creighton Hall, Rm. 324  Office: 402-280-4745