World Learning, International Honors Program
International Honors Program
Cities in the 21st Century 2012-2013
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 Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics Programs in Spring 2013 and Fall 2013. Each of the three four-month programs will take approximately 35 students from top-tier colleges and universities to four countries to do inter-disciplinary study from a comparative perspective. Tentative itineraries are as follows:
Fall 2013 (mid-August to mid-December): USA, Brazil, South Africa, and Vietnam
Spring 2014 (early January to early May): USA, India, Senegal, and Argentina
Cities in the 21st Centuryis a thematic, study abroad program focusing on urban development. Its mission is to provide university undergraduate students with first-hand experience in the challenges of urbanization throughout the world. Students learn how to “read a city” through formal courses led by traveling faculty; homestays with local families; guest lectures by local academics, politicians and policy makers; site visits and meetings with NGOs, neighborhood organizations and community activists. IHP’s learning model is grounded in critical inquiry and analysis.
For each of our programs, we are seeking a complementary team of traveling faculty members who will facilitate learning and each teach one of the following courses (with possible areas of expertise noted):
- Culture and Society of World Cities
- Urban Planning and Sustainable Environments
- Contemporary Urban Issues: Problems and Solutions
- Urban Politics and Development
The ideal candidates should have: a) a Ph.D. (or relevant Master’s degree with substantial professional experience) in a related field, such as history, political science, anthropology, urban development, sociology– preferably in an international context; b) expertise in one or two of the topic areas listed above and generalist knowledge across several areas of the curriculum; c) experience teaching at the college level and commitment to incorporating alternative methods of teaching (i.e. non-didactic methods that promote inquiry- and field-based learning, discussion, and self-reflection); d) research and practical experience related to urban development in some part of the developing world, with specific experience in some of the countries in the program desired; e) the physical stamina, psychosocial health, and sensibilities (flexibility, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence) needed to effectively participate in an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program in multiple countries, and; f) the ability and desire to support 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). In your letter of interest, please pay special attention to how you believe you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural and interpersonal demands of a program like IHP’s Cities in the 21st Century. 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