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phone: (208) 885-8984
fax: (208) 885-2859
ipo@uidaho.edu

Mailing address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Physical address:
901 Paradise Creek Street
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Teach Abroad with USAC

2015-16 USAC Visiting Professor Application

The University of Idaho, in collaboration with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), is pleased to offer international teaching opportunities to full-time faculty members in good standing for month-long summer or semester-long programs in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Thailand. If you think you would like to teach anthropology in Chile, engineering in Germany, environmental science in Costa Rica, or if you would be interested in the many other teaching opportunities, please read more below.

USAC is seeking professors who:

  • Can teach courses in the humanities, social sciences, business, economics, tourism, education, environmental sciences, African studies, and biology
  • Can offer at least one course that specifically relates to the teaching site, region, or nation, or is clearly international in nature; language of instruction may be either English or the relevant foreign language (Spanish, French, etc.)
  • Have student evaluation summaries that reflect superior teaching abilities and written approval from their supervisor, and who will be returning to the University of Idaho following the term abroad
  • Are flexible regarding international living and working conditions and are willing to enthusiastically experience local culture with their students
  • Are willing to contribute to the host university in addition to teaching the selected courses 
  • Who are willing to publicize the opportunity to their students

Semester Teaching Compensation:

  • On semester-long programs, selected visiting professors will receive their regular salary and benefits from the University of Idaho during the semester abroad. Visiting professors usually teach two 3-credit courses during a semester-long program. Semester-long programs also require the written approval of the visiting professor's department dean and/or chair.
  • USAC provides airfare and assistance in locating housing abroad. 
  • Visiting professors may enroll in USAC courses at no cost. Qualified dependents of faculty may enroll for the cost of the diversity student fee (a discounted fee) for that program (additional expenses are the responsibility of the dependent). 
  • The department of the visiting professor will receive $9,000 from USAC to help defray replacement costs, or the department may opt for a faculty exchange with a university abroad. In the latter case, the department will receive $1,000 and a visiting professor from abroad who is qualified to teach in that department, determined by the receiving department.

Summer/Winter Teaching Compensation:

  • On summer/winter month-long programs, selected visiting professors can apply to teach a one-credit course and will receive $1,500 - $1,850 (depending on length of program), or a three-credit course for which they would receive $2,750 - $3,450 if the course is approved. 
  • USAC provides airfare and assistance in locating housing abroad. 
  • Visiting Professors may enroll in USAC courses at no cost. Qualified dependents of faculty may enroll for the cost of the diversity student fee (a discounted fee) for that program (additional expenses are the responsibility of the dependent).
  • On USAC Summer Programs, Visiting Professors will become employees of the state of Nevada (as stated on page 15 of the Summer Handbook below) which includes signing an oath to uphold the Nevada State Constitution. Copies of the oath are available from the Study Abroad Office at your request.

Deadlines: 

January 15, 2014 for teaching in summer, 2015; fall, 2015; January term, 2016; spring, 2016.

Learn more about where, when, what you can teach, and how to apply:

2015-2016 USAC Visiting Professorship
USAC Visiting Professor Semester Handbook   
USAC Visiting Professor Summer Handbook
 
If you have further questions about faculty teaching opportunities abroad, please contact the Study Abroad at (208) 885-7870 or abroad@uidaho.edu.