Opportunities Abroad for Faculty
Members of the Notre Dame Faculty are offered opportunities to take overseas assignments within the University through Notre Dame International. In whatever international endeavor a faculty member may undertake, NDI encourages the faculty to initiate, collaborate, and innovate the curriculum to advance the academic growth of our students and to enhance Notre Dame's profile abroad.
These positions are subject to program needs and availability of funding. Opportunities vary from teaching overseas for a year, semester, or shorter term summer program to organizing a conference at a Global Gateway site. More opportunities may emerge in other locations at a future time. Click on each location below to get a more thorough description of each opportunity.
Faculty Exchange between the University of Bologna (UB) and Indiana University’s Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP)
As a member of the BCSP, Notre Dame Faculty may be eligible to participate in a faculty exchange with the University of Bologna.
Guidelines for faculty at BCSP Institutions:
- Faculty at BCSP institutions interested in the faculty exchange should contact the BCSP representative at Notre Dame, David Younger (email@example.com), as well as Kathleen Sideli, Managing Director of BCSP (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express their interest. Inquiries should be made at least six months in advance.
Complete information is available at http://www.bcsp.unibo.it/exchange/faculty.htm
The Naughton Distinguished Visiting Professor
The Naughton Distinguished Visiting Professor is a senior fellowship between University College Dublin, Trinity College, and the University of Notre Dame. The selection process is initiated by fellows of the Keough Institute for Irish Studies, and finalized by the Director of the Institute in collaboration with our partner universities in Ireland. Future openings will be announced pending availability of funding. For more information, see Prof. Chris Fox, Director, Keough Institute for Irish Studies.
Mendoza College of Business On-Site Faculty Coordinator
Fall semester, yearly. One semester position.
This position is open to a tenured faculty member. While that faculty member will ordinarily teach a course to our business undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame-Australia, he or she may occasionally be asked to teach a course in their MBA Program. Furthermore, the faculty member selected for the Program is involved in helping provide field experiences that will enhance the learning of our students and also acts as a liaison between the student and both ND-Australia and our Business College in academic matters. Application procedure: through the survey of interest conducted by the Associate Dean of MCOB during the fall semester preceding the actual appointment. The deadline for application is mid-December.
One-semester appointments for faculty in Arts and Letters, Business, and Engineering
Faculty from all disciplines and specializations within the College of Arts and Letters are invited to apply to teach in the London Undergraduate Program for one semester in academic year 2014-15. Preference will be given to those whose teaching and scholarship may take advantage of our London setting and contribute to the London Program’s areas of emphasis. Beyond teaching our undergraduates, London as a Global Gateway site is looking for faculty who will develop relationships with other institutions, organize a conference or seminars, and expand our profile abroad through innovative initiatives.
Those appointed will be expected to teach two courses suitable for majors and/or for students fulfilling College or University requirements.
Notre Dame International will pay the round trip airfare for the person teaching and house him/her in an apartment within or near the London Centre (round trip airfare is also provided for an accompanying spouse).
We ask that candidates please refrain from applying for this opportunity during a sabbatical or for one year following a period of leave from the university.
Interested faculty should submit the following:
- an abridged CV (3pp.)
- two proposed course outlines,
- a letter of support from the department chair
- a brief statement of 250-500 words indicating how their teaching and scholarship may contribute to the London Program
- a detailed proposal about the initatives or efforts that will promote and enhance Notre Dame's international reputation
- semester preference (Spring or Fall).
Applications should be submitted as email attachments to email@example.com by October 31. Please enter “Faculty Application: LUP” in the Subject Heading of your email. For further questions about the London Undergraduate Program, please contact Warren vonEschenbach.
Notre Dame International invites applications from regular Teaching & Research Faculty to teach a three-credit course for undergraduates.Beyond teaching a course, NDI encourages the faculty to initiate, collaborate, and innovate the curriculum to advance the academic growth of our students and to enhance Notre Dame's profile abroad. Teaching and Research faculty are preferred, but special professional faculty with regular teaching responsibilities will be considered. The locations for teaching opportunities may vary from summer to summer. A faculty member who is interested in applying for a summer teaching position abroad should follow the guidelines available at Creating a Summer Course Proposal. The guidelines are used for all the International Studies summer programs listed below, but the particulars of each program—dates, costs, activities, and compensation—may vary. Click on a site link below to get specific information about a summer program location.
The professor is free to determine the precise contents of the course, but a course that can meet a university requirement and that will draw from the cultural environment of the site will have wider appeal to students. The class size will vary according to location with a range of 12-25 students.
As part of this employment, the professor will be responsible for:
- Providing a course description that meets with University approval
- Selecting required and recommended reading material and producing a detailed syllabus for the course
- Obtaining a course number
- Assisting site administrators in arranging any site visits that form part of the course
- Maintaining a minimum of 35 student contact hours for the 3-credit course
- Selecting and marking appropriate forms of assessment
- Reporting student absenteeism in a timely fashion
- Submitting final grades in accordance with University policy
Specifics about each site are available through the links below.
The Dublin Summer Program invites course proposals for a course to be taught in the summer program. Beyond teaching our undergraduates, Dublin Summer as a Global Gateway site is looking for faculty who will build upon relationships with other institutions, organize a conference or seminars, and expand our profile abroad through innovative initiatives. Only two courses are offered in the summer program: a core course taught by the program director and a complementary 3-credit course to be taught by visiting faculty. Below is a brief description of the core course.
The History of Ireland (3 credits) Instructor: Professor Kevin Whelan
Evolution of Irish culture from the eighteenth century to the contemporary period; It aims to give students a foundational understanding of the cultural inheritance of the island. While organized in broadly chronological terms, it will also examine crucial thematic concerns -- landscape, history, languages, economy, society, politics and government, literature, music, sport.
- Roles and Responsibilities
The selected faculty member will recruit and will collaborate with an International Studies committee to select students for the study abroad program, obtain academic approvals from appropriate departments, and teach one course during the summer program. Notre Dame’s International Studies and Dublin program staff will assist with program planning support and on-site program coordination of classroom facilities, housing arrangements, and field trips.
International Studies will list the program on its website, will organize and advertise information sessions for summer programs (one in late fall semester and one early in spring semester), and will monitor online applications. The selected faculty member is expected to participate in the information sessions to promote the program.
In compensation for teaching in the Dublin Summer Program, Notre Dame International will provide:
--One coach-class round-trip airfare between the USA and the program site;
--a furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the program;
--$8000 for teaching the 3-credit class
The London Summer Program invites course proposals for a course to be taught in the summer program. A variety of courses are offered by both British and visiting ND faculty during the summer program. The London Summer Program will give preference to faculty whose teaching and scholarship may take advantage of our London setting and contribute to the London Program’s areas of emphasis. Beyond teaching our undergraduates, London as a Global Gateway site is looking for faculty who will develop relationships with other institutions, organize a conference or seminars, and expand our profile abroad through innovative initiatives.
- Roles and Responsibilities
The selected faculty member(s) will recruit and collaborate with International Studies to select students for the program, obtain academic approvals from departments, and teach one course during the summer program. Notre Dame’s International Studies and London program staff will assist with course support and on-site program coordination of classroom facilities, housing arrangements, and field trips.
International Studies will list the program on our website, will organize and advertise two information sessions, and will monitor online applications. The selected faculty member(s) are expected to participate in the information sessions to promote the program.
Application information is available at Creating a Summer Proposal. Please submit all required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Summer Course Proposal-LONDON. All proposals are due by October 31.
In compensation for teaching in the London Summer Program, International Studies will provide:
One coach-class round-trip airfare between the USA and the program site
A furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the program
$8000 for teaching the 3-credit class
The London Summer Program typically offers seven to nine courses during the 6-week program, but students may enroll in only two courses. Courses generally cover a range of topics taught by London faculty and visiting ND campus faculty. (See course list below.) The program enrolls about 70 undergraduate students from rising sophomores to seniors in all disciplines.
Below are examples of the most recent summer courses:
- ANTH 34230 /SCPP 34313: Global Medicine
- ARHI 34489: London as Art Capital (Fulfills Fine Arts Requirement)
- ENGL44420/ GSC 44255: London Writers (Fulfills Literature Req)
- FTT 34207: Shakespeare in London (Fulfills Fine Arts Req)
- HIST 34414: The British Empire,1760-1965: Exercise in Globalization? (Fulfills History Req)
- PHIL 24408: Philosophy Of Law (Fulfills Philosophy Requirement)
- POLS 34440: The Government and Politics of Britain
- PSY 34637 / SOC 34072: Identity, Culture, and Globalization
- THEO 24205: Christianity in Britain - Past and Present (Fulfills Theology Req)
Visit the London Summer Program site for more information. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
For further information about a course proposal for the Notre Dame London Summer Program, please contact Warren vonEschenbach.
Summer Seminar Leader
International Studies is pleased to announce an opportunity for faculty to teach a six-week summer undergraduate course in Toledo, Spain. Students will live and take classes in a renovated 16th century convent in Toledo, Spain that is the home of the José Ortega y Gasset Foundation (Fundación Ortega y Gasset).
Fundación Ortega y Gasset
The José Ortega y Gasset Foundation was founded by a private academic research institute from Madrid. The Foundation houses the International Program of Spanish Language, Latin American and European Studies and preserves the international interests of the great Spanish philosopher, José Ortega y Gasset by promoting cross-cultural student and faculty exchanges. Toledo, located about 40 miles south of Madrid, has been called the quintessential Spanish city; for Cervantes, Toledo was "the glory of Spain and the light of her cities." For two thousand years its central location made Toledo the coveted prize of a variety of peoples — Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians. Toledo's architecture and monuments display a splendid variety of medieval and renaissance styles, from Arabic mosques to Jewish synagogues and Christian churches. The city is also famous for its collection of El Greco paintings, one of the largest in the world.
To create a course proposal, please follow the guidelines provided at the Creating a Summer Course Proposal site. The application materials should be completed and submitted by October 31. Early submissions are highly encouraged. Submit all the required the application materials by email to email@example.com with the subject line: Summer Course Proposal: TOLEDO.
Notre Dame Faculty may propose to teach an existing Notre Dame course or a new course in Toledo that emphasizes a unique aspect of Spain or Latin America. The topic of the course should be broad enough to attract 20-25 students and must be taught in Spanish. The proposed course should provide Notre Dame Students with 3 credits. A course that fulfills a university or major requirement may have wider appeal to applicants.
The Fundación currently offers several courses for students enrolled in their summer session. The Notre Dame Faculty member should propose to teach a course that is NOT currently offered at the Fundación. Following is a list of classes currently taught during the summer in Toledo:
- Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition * Advanced Spanish Conversation * Advanced Problems in Spanish Grammar * Art of Reading Literary Texts * The Cultural Heritage of Spain * Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Linguistics * 20th Century Spanish Literature * Ethnology and Folklore of the Iberian Peninsula * Art and Architecture in Spain: Periods and Styles * Christian, Muslim, Jewish Art: Toledo * Master Painters of Spain * Spain Since 1936 * Management of Cultural Heritage * Colloquial Spanish* Spanish Phonetics* Recent Spanish Film
Suggested course offerings for ND faculty include but are not limited to the following:
- Spanish for Business * Latin American or European Politics * Contemporary Spanish Women Writer * Gender Studies * Art History * Film * Advanced Literature classes with a focus on Latin America or Colonial Spain.
Roles and Responsibilities
The faculty member will recruit students for the program, organize an orientation session, and teach a course. Additionally, the faculty member will obtain course approval from the appropriate Notre Dame department(s). Notre Dame’s International Studies will be the link between the faculty member, the Fundación Ortega y Gasset, and Notre Dame administrative offices such as the Registrar, Summer Session, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid. Students will utilize the on-line application for the summer applications due in February, 2013. The faculty member will then read the applications and help to select student participants. The staff of the Fundación will provide program planning, support, and on-site program coordination of classroom facilities, housing arrangements and field trips as necessary. Once on-site the faculty member is also expected to foster communication and interaction with students outside the classroom setting. The purpose is to provide additional support, learning opportunities, and further dialogues and discussions. A few examples of these occasions might include eating together at the Fundación or participating in excursions. Other ideas that enhance the overall abroad experience of students and faculty are also welcome.
International Studies will list the program on our website, will organize and advertise an information session for summer programs, and will monitor online applications. The selected instructor is expected to attend the information session to talk to about the program. We also recommend that you visit relevant classes, advertise within the relevant department(s), and think of other ways to reach the target audience. The Toledo program must have a minimum of 15 students to run, however, we recommend that you recruit 20-25, as some students inevitably decline acceptance or withdraw once accepted. Accepted students will be required to take two courses during these six weeks: the ND-sponsored class and an elective at the Fundación.
International Studies sends the selected course proposal to the Fundación Ortega y Gasset for review. The criteria for selection of the proposals include:
- Qualifications of faculty to teach this course
- Ability to attract a broad pool of students
- Convincing rationale for offering the course/program in the chosen location
The Fundación Ortega y Gasset will pay the chosen faculty member a salary of 3,900 Euros and provide a private apartment in the Fundación that includes a kitchen. Notre Dame International will cover the cost of round trip airfare from South Bend to Madrid. The Notre Dame Faculty member is also able to eat lunch with members of the Fundación staff inthe faculty dining room. The ND faculty member`s family can also eat lunch at the faculty dining room but will be charged 10 Euros, which is the same price charged to Fundación faculty members. The faculty member will be responsible for all costs associated with local and international personal calls.
The program dates are generally mid-June to late July. The Summer Toledo program information will be posted on the Summer Program site when available.
Please direct any questions you have about the opportunity to teach in Toledo next summer to Claudia A. Ramírez, International Studies, 105 Main Building, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Studies will work in conjunction with the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) to create one or two customized faculty-led study abroad summer programs at new sites. IES is a global non-profit academic consortium that has provided international programming since 1950 and has been partnering with International Studies to offer summer programs since 2004. You can find more about IES, their programs, and class offerings at www.iesabroad.org.
International Studies will review proposals for summer programs in the following locations:
- COSTA RICA: San Jose
- ECUADOR: Galápagos Islands Quito
- INDIA: Delhi
- ITALY: Rome
- MOROCCO: Rabat
- NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam
- TURKEY: Istanbul
The ND faculty member will teach one 3-credit course and recommend a second complementary course, which will be taught by a local professor hired by IES, to round out the program. Students will receive Notre Dame credit and grades for both courses.
Roles and Responsibilities
The faculty member will recruit and will collaborate with an International Studies committee to select students for the study abroad program, obtain academic approvals from departments and core curriculum committees, and teach one course during the summer program. Notre Dame’s International Studies will be the link between the faculty member, IES, and Notre Dame administrative offices, such as the Registrar, Student Accounts, and Financial Aid. Students will utilize the International Studies on-line application to facilitate the application process. IES will provide program planning support and on-site program coordination of classroom facilities, housing arrangements, field trips, and local faculty, as necessary. IES has staff on site to provide student support services.
International Studies emphasizes that you are responsible for recruiting enough students to make your program successful. You must have a minimum of 12 student participants to conduct the program. Given International Studies experience, we recommend recruiting at least 17 students as a handful of students inevitably decline acceptance or withdraw once accepted. International Studies provides support for recruiting participants, but in the end, your effort and enthusiasm attract students to the program. International Studies will list the program on our website, will organize and advertise information session for summer programs, and will monitor online applications. You are expected to participate in the information sessions to promote your program. We also recommend you visit relevant classes, advertise within your department, and think of other ways to reach your target audience.
Compensation: The faculty member will receive a stipend of $8,000, a furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the program, and one roundtrip airfare from the United States.
Guidelines for creating a proposal are listed here. Please submit all required materials to email@example.com with the subject line: Course Proposal-FACULTY-LED. Faculty-Led proposals are due by October 1.
For further questions about the Notre Dame/IES custom-designed summer programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: These positions are subject to program needs and availability of funding. Please click HERE for tax information about this benefit.
Please note that other opportunities may exist within individual Colleges and Institutes. See Deans of Colleges, and Directors of Nanovic, Kellogg, Kroc, and Keough Institutes for more details.
- Nanovic Institute for European Studies
- Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
- Keough Institute for Irish Studies
Faculty may also choose to involve students in international research and field work. Click the link below to view the necessary procedures for international travel involving undergraduate students. Use this link to get information about International Travel with University Students: