International Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, & Administrators
U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals have wonderful opportunities to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars through the Fulbright Scholar Programs (www.cies.org/us_scholars).
Fulbright Student Programs (us.fulbrightonline.org) offer grant opportunities for study, research, and English teaching assistantships. Fulbright defines "students" as individuals who will have a B.A. or the equivalent but not a doctorate by the published deadline (exceptions apply). The OIIA serves faculty and staff applying for Fulbright programs, while students work with the UAA Honors College.
International Faculty-Led Programs (IFLPs)
In order to meet the needs of our diverse student body, which includes a high percentage of non-traditional students, UAA encourages faculty to develop short-term educational experiences with international components. UAA faculty partner with the OIIA to develop such programs.
Planning begins at least 12 to 18 months in advance of the program with the submission of the International Faculty-Led Pre-Proposal Form to the Office of International Affairs. The pre-proposal needs to be endorsed by the Department Chair and Dean or Director (or designee) prior to submission.
Once the pre-proposal has been approved at all levels, the real planning begins. Program leaders need to give considerable thought not only to the curriculum, but also to the logistical details, risk management and safety issues, marketing strategies and materials, etc. The OIIA strongly encourages Program Leaders to meet with us as often as necessary during the planning stage to develop a high quality, well thought out proposal, the details of which are then recorded in the following documents:
The full proposal will then undergo a thorough review. Final approval is needed from the Department Chair, Dean or Director (or designee), and the Director of International Affairs before the program can be marketed to students.
Northwest Council on Study Abroad (NCSA) Teaching Opportunities
UAA's membership in NCSA affords faculty the opportunity to teach for one term at one of a number of AHA International program sites. The application cycle begins in late fall for openings in two years.
Application Deadline for Teaching Positions for 2012-13: January 21, 2011
Application is made online through the home institution.
Program sites with teaching opportunities for 2012-13 include:
Rosario, Argentina Vienna, Austria Shanghai, China London, England
Angers, France Athens, Greece Macerata, Italy
Siena, Italy Fes, Morocco Oviedo, Spain
Join colleagues who have been enriched by their previous NCSA teaching experiences abroad, including most recently, Dr. David Edgecombe, Theater (Athens), and Dr. Cheryl Mann, Human Services (London). Dr. Frank von Hippel, Biological Sciences, will be teaching in Rosario, Argentina, spring semester 2011. This is Dr. von Hippel's second NCSA teaching experience. A number of other UAA faculty have taught at various NCSA locales and are able to serve as a wonderful resource.
To explore this opportunity further, please contact Leslie Tuovinen, Interim Director (786-4135 or email@example.com). You are also encouraged to visit the following web pages (if you are using Internet Explorer 7 the page may not fully appear—try Firefox or another search engine):
Semester at Sea
UAA's study abroad partner, Semester at Sea (www.semesteratsea.org), hires faculty as well as staff for academic voyages around the world.
Opportunities also exist through UAA's bilateral exchange agreements and the University of the Arctic, of which UAA is a member.