Teach overseas with University Studies Abroad Consortium

February 1, 2013 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

UT faculty are encouraged to explore their world as a University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) visiting professor.

USACApplications are being accepted for summer 2013, fall 2013, winter 2013-14 and spring 2014 visiting professorships. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb 8.

“Professors from USAC Member Universities, of which UT is a member, have the unique opportunity to support the consortium mission and UT by teaching abroad,” said Susan Cuffee, USAC liaison for the Center for International Studies and Programs. “Visiting professors establish contacts with foreign colleagues, enhance their own foreign language skills, and strengthen and support international education along with developing international relationships for research.”

Candidates must be full-time faculty members in good standing at a USAC Member University who will return to their home schools following their terms abroad. Other key qualifications include:

• Superior teaching abilities reflected in student evaluation summaries;

• Flexibility regarding international working and living conditions;

• Willingness to enthusiastically experience local culture with students;

• Contribution to the host university overseas, in addition to teaching the selected course(s); and

• Active participation in publicizing and recruiting for his or her course(s) and program to ensure sufficient course enrollment.

To learn more about the USAC Visiting Professor Program and access the application, click here or contact USAC’s Sabrina Harris at sabrinaharris@unr.edu.

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