Traveling Faculty. International Honors Program (IHP)
World Learning is an equal opportunity employer.
Reports to: Program Director
Location: Travels with program
Type: Full-time 6-month offer letter or full-time academic year offer letter
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international semester-long study abroad programs emphasizing the comparative study of key global issues. IHP’s learning model is grounded in critical pedagogy, experiential learning, and cultural immersion.
We are currently seeking traveling faculty to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators.
It is possible to apply for either one semester, or for two semesters running, i.e. Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for one semester only and which one, or if you are available for a full year.
More information on our programs including more detailed itineraries, sample syllabi and courses, as well as specific teaching responsibilities can be found at: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/ihp-multi-country/
Traveling faculty are responsible for preparing the syllabus (previous syllabi serving as models); providing a minimum of 22 hours of in-class instruction per course; advising students on independent research projects; and conducting ongoing assessment of student learning.
In addition to teaching two academic courses, traveling faculty are expected to fully participate in all aspects of the study abroad program schedule. This includes participation on site visits/excursions; attendance during local guest speakers/lectures; facilitation of other structured program activities such as guided reflection and synthesis sessions; ongoing support and communication with students both in and outside of the classroom; close collaboration with the IHP Trustee Fellow (who is primarily responsible for ongoing non-academic student support); ongoing communication with the Program Director. Other duties as assigned. The days are full, and the teaching is very hands-on. Experiential education teaching strategies and pedagogy are critical for success. The traveling faculty role does not include designing, planning and managing program logistics.
A Ph.D. (ABD considered) in multi-disciplinary fields related to the program theme such as environmental studies or development studies; or related fields such as political economy, history, sociology, anthropology, geography, or political ecology, human rights, cultural/ethnic Studies, law, food security or food systems studies, design, sociology, social change, intercultural/ international/ development/ global studies etc. In some cases, we may consider candidates with an M.A. along with several years of experience working in fields broadly related to the program theme.
Experience teaching at the college level;
Commitment to experiential learning, including non-didactic methods that promote critical thinking and field-based research, discussion, and self-reflection;
Experience living and working abroad (preferred);
Research and/or practical experience related to environmental or development studies;
The physical stamina, emotional maturity, mental health, and personal qualities—patience, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence, and organization—needed to lead an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program that covers four countries in four months;
The ability and desire to support and communicate with students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom.
See our website for specific qualifications.
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World Learning Inc. is a thriving global organization made up of The Experiment in International Living, the nation’s most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students; School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master’s degrees through SIT Graduate Institute; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization.
As both an accredited academic institution and an international NGO, we offer the best of theory and practice to individuals and institutions in 162 countries. We are guided by our core values of integrity, respect, innovation, engagement, and life-long learning.
We believe that our work, grounded in our experiential approach to learning, helps people become the best version of themselves. By offering opportunities for people to learn about and experience the world, and develop their skills, confidence, and understanding, we create leaders who effect positive change in their communities and around the world.