International Opportunities for Faculty
Do you want to participate in a study abroad program, but are not looking to lead an entire program yourself? The opportunities below provide international teaching experience that is supported by other faculty and staff before you leave and while abroad.
*The details of each program are subject to change each year. Please visit each program's specific website for the most accurate information.
The Summer Study Abroad in China program invites USG faculty members to teach for the program in May and June each year. The program is sponsored by the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG), and is open to all students and faculty of USG institutions. The program is hosted by Zhengzhou University in Henan Province. Zhengzhou is Henan's capital city with a population of more than seven millions. The program's itinerary also includes visits to some well-known cultural, historical and geological sites in Beijing, Xi'an, Dengfeng, Luoyang, and Shanghai.
The program looks for faculty members who are able to teach two undergraduate courses at lower and/or upper divisions. All fields will be considered, except science courses involving labs. Course delivery and learning assessments such as examinations and assignments are to be comparable to those required in regular classes taught at a USG institution. Since the program is financially self-supported, faculty members are expected to engage in active student recruiting. The minimum recruiting target is six students per faculty, although there is some flexibility on the quota depending on the overall student enrollment figure. The program will provide some financial support for participating faculty to cover their expenses in student recruitments.
The program will cover participating faculty's travel costs, which include round-trip airline tickets to and from China, domestic transportation in China, lodging, entrance fees to cultural sites, and group meals. The program will also provide faculty with per diem compensation for the period of program operation in China. The program, however, will not cover summer teaching stipend. Faculty members can negotiate with their home institution on their summer stipend. Most institutions will provide this kind of stipend based on certain formulas. A faculty's spouse may travel with the program but needs to pay the cost of all travel-related expenses.
If you are a full-time faculty member at a USG institution, and are interested in teaching for the China program, please contact the program's director, Dr. Baogang Guo.
Liaocheng University is located in the city of Liaocheng, China, a famous historical and cultural city in the western Shandong Province. The program runs about four weeks, from May until June. Faculty members teach one lower division lecture-style course, separated in 3/4 hour blocks Monday through Saturday.
ASDP Summer Programs in Hawaii
This multidisciplinary, two-week Institute fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Hosted annually since 1991, the institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visits and cultural events.
The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is a joint initiative of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai'i. Since 1991, ASDP has contributed significantly to the expansion of undergraduate Asian studies instruction and the establishment of certificate, minor and major degree programs in Asian studies at 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities that focus on teaching rather than research. The ASDP mission has been to provide teaching faculty with resources for infusing critically-framed and competently-delivered Asian studies content into undergraduate humanities and social sciences courses, and to provide ongoing support for institutionally-relevant Asian studies program development.
The China Studies Institute (CSI) offers college and university faculty members without prior experience in Chinese studies an opportunity to learn from scholars, business leaders and education administrators about China, past and present. The institute encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Chinese studies into curriculum on their campuses. The Institute involves three weeks of intensive seminars, lectures, readings and cultural activities related to Chinese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Institute faculty will include scholars, administrators, representatives from the local Chinese community and government officials.
The CSI Institute and Zhi-Xing China Academic Leaders Fellowships are made possible by a generous endowment from the Chinese Government. The Zhi-Xing China Academic Leaders Fellowships will cover most of the in-China costs of the Institute for each participant. These costs include housing, meals, ground transportation and cultural activities. Each participant is responsible for her own roundtrip economy international airfare and must confirm her university's endorsement of her participation in the China Studies Institute.
The China Studies Institute is designed specifically for faculty from both AASCU member campuses and non-member campuses. The registration fee for AASCU members is $350.00 and for non-members $550.00. Because of the intensive nature of the program, families cannot be accommodated and are not permitted to accompany the participants. If you have faculty interested in this enriching professional development institute, please encourage them to apply. Only 15 participants will be selected.
For application forms and registration information, please visit the CSI website.
Join your colleagues from both two and four year institutions around the country for a two-week intensive Summer Institute focused on the study of modern Japan. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education.
The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in research related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region, and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The Taiwan Fellowship, echoing the APEC Scholarship Initiative, provides 12 Chinese Taipei APEC Fellowship openings per year exclusively for scholars and experts from developing APEC economies. Financial assistance is available in the form of grants. In order to be considered eligible for the Fellowship, recipients shall be foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad.
North America Information System (NAIS) is an educational organization with a mission to bring the high quality of western education to China. The organization promotes educational and cultural exchange between China and the world through shared academic, internship, and life experiences in China. Professors would teach two courses in a summer school program. Academic areas of interest include but are not limited to economics, accounting, management, art history, humanity, history, philosophy, sociology, political science, math, statistics, writing, speaking, and computer science.
Faculty should be passionate and caring. Applicants must hold a PhD and must have a title of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, etc. In addition to compensation, housing accommodations, airfares, and other travel expenses for NAIS weekend tour are also fully covered. Chosen faculty will receive a competitive salary, round-trip airfare to China, visa fee reimbursement, a shared office with internet, quality housing on or near campus, full-time assistance and on-going staff support from NAIS, airport pickup, and a tour of the city.
DAAD New York is the representative office for North America and offer a wide range of funding opportunities for students, faculty, administrators, and staff of higher education institutions located in the United States, Canada and their territories.
Programs last four to five weeks in England, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and Russia, with the exception of the Scotland program, which lasts two weeks. Lectures are taught in 3-hour blocks on Mondays and Wednesdays, and corresponding class field trips are required on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays-Sundays are left open for longer excursions or independent travel. Faculty are expected to teach two three-hour courses, one of which is traditionally lower division and one upper division. Faculty may apply for following positions: faculty, site director, program director, and fellowships.
The Visiting Research Professorship aims to promote research on education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in postconflict or transitional societies. The appointment is for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig and offers distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law the opportunity to conduct research projects or to complete major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The professorship is endowed with a monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro and round-trip airfare to Germany as well as research and administrative assistance in Braunschweig.
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their fields, should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have excellent knowledge of English. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also apply.
The application should include a cover letter providing evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise, a description of the research project or book the candidate wishes to work on in Braunschweig should he or she be awarded the Professorship, a full CV, a sample of the applicant’s current scholarly writing (a book chapter or article) and a completed application form. Program information and the application form are available on the Georg Arnhold Professorship website. Please send via email all application documents, preferably in a single PDF or Word file with the file name corresponding to the applicant’s name (in the following format: Forename Surname) or in individual PDF or Word files named according to this format. For further information, please contact Martina Schulze.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Fulbright-Hays GPA) Program supports overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-term projects may include seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study. For more information, please email your inquiry or find more information online.
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program may be of interest to educators in the social sciences and humanities.
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. The program offers educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with educators and students, visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S. Locations change annually.