Study Abroad Faculty Application Guidelines
Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Thank you for your interest in international education. Please take the time to read these guidelines and the following application instructions thoroughly. We hope, with the information provided, you will get a better understanding of the processes for the Study Abroad faculty selection.
In line with LMU’s desire to provide a wide-range of courses to our students, the Study Abroad office encourages full-time faculty to consider teaching in Study Abroad programs and contributing their personal expertise and ideas with the aim of enriching our Study Abroad offerings. To this end, we encourage faculty from all departments to submit proposals or speak to the Study Abroad office.
Special consideration will be given to faculty who have not had the opportunity to participate in an LMU Study Abroad program vs. faculty who have participated in the study abroad semester or summer program in previous years.
II. Selection of Faculty
Selected faculty applications are chosen by a committee comprised of faculty along with the Director of Study Abroad. It is important to understand that the intent of teaching abroad - the application for a particular program - comes with responsibilities, academically as well as personally. Therefore this process involves different departments and offices within LMU to make an informed decision. The individual approval of a chair, dean, or study abroad program director, does not necessarily guarantee an acceptance to teach in a particular program. This decision is a concerted effort to meet departmental objectives, program academics, as well as the overall course offerings of Study Abroad programs. The Study Abroad Office will assist you in the process and administer the programs and applications.
III. Program Information
For any program in which you might be interested, please consult the study abroad office or one of the respective program directors listed on the following page. Our program directors are the faculty who assist in the design and oversee the academic components of LMU programs. Program directors often but not necessarily always take part in their programs. The program director should be the first person you contact to learn about a particular program’s needs in a particular year. He or she will also be able to provide further details on the program, including how courses should be designed to take advantage of the location and fit into the overall concept of a program in a given year.
Click here for the Faculty Application.