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A hardworking, dedicated and compassionate teaching staff is an essential component to the success of Barwaaqo University students.

Teaching Positions at Barwaaqo University

Barwaaqo University is looking for individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to teaching and building our community from the ground up. Teachers will help build a school culture that puts the growth of the school and the students first, while finding a way around the challenges inherent in working in the developing world. Between the classroom, preparation, student groups, coaching sports teams, office hours, and other projects, teachers should expect 50-70 hours of work each week. With successful performance, significant upward mobility is possible for faculty members, especially those with experience in finance, marketing, IT and/or communications.

We are currently accepting applications for math and English teaching positions for August 2019. Barwaaqo University is a women’s-only boarding institution and at this time is only seeking female applicants.


Round-trip Airfare, Emergency Health/Evacuation Insurance, Room & Board, $250/month stipend.

Minimum Requirements

4-year Bachelor’s Degree

English Fluency (Native English speaker required for English teaching positions)

The Barwaaqo Commitment

Barwaaqo is more than just a job; becoming a successful member of the Barwaaqo community requires teachers to fully commit themselves to the improvement of the students and the school and completely immerse themselves in the Barwaaqo environment. For teachers, the school becomes the professional life, the social life, the physical outlet, and the source of personal growth. This level of dedication and immersion is not for everyone. As a new university in a developing county, Barwaaqo is a difficult environment and only those ready to dedicate themselves to the students and the school should proceed.

How To Apply

We have already filled all teaching positions for our second school year beginning in September 2018, but are happy to accept initial inquiries or applications for positions for September 2019 on a rolling basis.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and university transcript to

Regional Instability and Travel Warning

Abaarso School is located in a region of the world that has been known for chronic instability and the presence of terrorist groups. As of October 1st, 2015, the U.S. State Department issued the following warning:

“There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic facility in Somalia at this time. Consequently, the U.S. government is not in a position to assist or effectively provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia. In light of this and continuous security threats, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Somalia.”

The U.S. State Department updates this warning periodically so prospective teachers should look directly to the Somalia Travel Warning on the United States Department of State website.

Somaliland, an independent but unrecognized country within what is officially Somalia, has experienced relative peace for many years. However, the region is still considered by most governments to be part of Somalia and therefore is included in all such warnings and regulations. Abaarso does its best to protect its students and staff by using all available resources and security personnel, but cannot guarantee the safety or security of anyone traveling in this area. Abaarso applicants must understand and accept the inherent risks in living and working in this region.

More information and updated travel warnings can be found on the State Department website.