World Learning, International Honors Program
International Honors Program
Health and Community 2013-2014
Job Announcement: Traveling Faculty
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international, comparative study abroad programs. We are currently seeking traveling faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for IHP’s Health and Community Programs in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Each of the three four-month programs will take approximately 35 students from upper-tier colleges and universities to four countries to explore issues of health and community from a comparative perspective. Tentative itineraries are as follows:
Fall 2013 (mid August to mid December): USA, India, China and South Africa.
Spring 2014 #1 (early January to early May): USA, India, Argentina, South Africa
Spring 2014 #2 (early January to early May): USA, Brazil, Vietnam, South Africa
More information can be found at: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/location-comparative.cfm/
The programs are designed for students who wish to study the complex issues of health, community, and globalization from a comparative perspective. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are typically working towards careers in public/global health, biomedicine, alternative medicine, international and community development and medical anthropology/sociology. The program combines homestays with local families, conventional coursework, guest speakers, site visits, and field-based case studies with community activists, government leaders, and representatives of intergovernmental and non- governmental organizations. IHP’s learning model is inquiry-guided and experience-based. We ask faculty to gear assignments toward having students use the people, organizations and experiences they encounter as resources, in addition to assigned readings.
For each of our programs, we are seeking a complementary team of two traveling faculty members who will facilitate learning and each teach two of the following courses (with possible areas of expertise noted):
- Health and Globalization (expertise in political economy of health and aspects of globalization that affect health, such as health care reform, trade policy, migration, occupational health)
- Public Health: From Biology to Policy (public health practitioner or researcher, clinical or biological background desirable, epidemiology or related field also desirable)
- Health, Culture, and Community (medical anthropology or related field)
- Community Health Research Methods (experience in community-based research, including participatory methods, qualitative and quantitative methods and interdisciplinary approaches)
The ideal candidates should have: a) a Ph.D. (or clinical degree/MPH equivalent) in a related field, such as medical anthropology, biological science, sociology, epidemiology or public health/policy, with experience living and working abroad; b) expertise in one or two of the topic areas listed above and general knowledge of history and social theory; c) experience teaching at the college level and commitment to experiential learning, including non-didactic methods that promote critical thinking and field-based research, discussion, and self-reflection; d) research and practical experience related to urban development outside the U.S. and Europe, preferably in one of the countries in the program; e) the physical stamina, emotional maturity, mental health, and personal qualities—patience, calm, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence, and organization—needed to build an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program that covers four countries in three months; f) the ability and desire to support and communicate with students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom.
More information about IHP and the Health and Community program (including past syllabi, itineraries, etc) is available through our website: http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/location-comparative.cfm/
To apply: Please visit the World Learning employment website http://www.worldlearning.org/268.htmand apply via the online application system by uploading your letter of interest and CV (including the contact information of three academic references). Travelling with students for four months, and guiding their learning and field research in global cities, as well as conducting classroom discussions and small-group seminars, presents unique challenges and demands particular qualities. Please consider this carefully in your letter of interest, paying special attention to how you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural and interpersonal demands of a program like IHP’s Health and Community. What in your academic background and work experience has prepared you to do this job? Why this job instead of a more traditional academic job? Please indicate your preference for fall or spring semester.
Deadline: March 1st or until filled.
World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
To apply, go to http://www,worldlearning.org
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