Partnering with AHA International affords faculty of member campuses a unique opportunity to join the onsite faculty team of one of the AHA programs in Argentina, Austria, France, Greece, Italy, or Spain where you will teach 2 courses during a term. For additional information about each academic program, please refer to the specific program page of the website. More detailed information about the specific teaching opportunities and how to apply can be found by clicking the link below for the specific program, or by contacting the AHA representative in your study abroad office.
WHERE CAN I TEACH?
- Angers, France FALL 2013 and FALL 2014
- Athens, Greece FALL 2013 and FALL 2014 and/or SPRING Semester 2014
- Oviedo, Spain FALL 2013 and FALL 2014
- Rosario, Argentina FALL 2013 and FALL 2014
- Siena, Italy FALL 2013 and FALL 2014 and/or SPRING Quarter 2014
- Vienna, Austria FALL 2013 and FALL 2014
NOTE: If you would like to apply for more than one location, you must complete two separate applications. You will have the same username and password for both applications. The online system is where you will complete and access important information throughout the application process. It is not necessary to complete two applications if you are applying for the same location.
- Complete the application form online after selecting the location from the previous list
- Develop two abstracts to teach on site
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
If selected to teach on an AHA program, you will be provided housing at the program site for the duration of your teaching assignment. Amenities vary from site to site, but in all cases faculty apartments are fully furnished and include the basic cookware, linens and other items needed for daily living. Descriptions of the housing available at each site are included in the previous links by site. Please keep in mind that each site may have certain limitations based on the housing available and that in general the apartment provided will be smaller than that to which many American families may be accustomed. For two faculty applying to team teach at an AHA site, housing is limited to that which is provided on site for one faculty member. Additional requirements, e.g., a separate apartment, are the financial and logistical responsibility of the faculty team. Please note: Some sites require visiting faculty to provide a damage/cleaning deposit upon arrival.
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Applications are reviewed online by Site Selection Committees consisting of AHA International staff, Site Directors, and former visiting faculty.
For every application, committee members look at:
- course abstracts in terms of academic quality, appropriateness for site and students, and student interest; and how well they fit with the existing curricula;
- proposed excursions in terms of relevance to the site and courses, feasibility, attractiveness to students, and applicant’s ability to conduct them;
- applicant’s experience in the country, and language ability, if relevant;
- teaching evaluations;
- applicant’s ability to lead student groups abroad;
- potential for professional and intercultural development on the part of the faculty applicant,
- ideas for, and commitment to, recruiting students for the program, and;
- overall quality of the application.
Generally, two applicants for each position are nominated as finalists by the selection committee, regardless of school affiliation; there is no rotation of faculty positions among schools. The finalists will be interviewed in late winter. Applicants must be available for interviews during this time to be considered.
Each finalist will interview with a committee of representatives and AHA International staff to discuss in detail the nature of the programs and the duties of visiting faculty. One of the main purposes of the interview is to learn more about the applicant’s ability to lead student groups abroad and perform the duties associated with being a visiting faculty member abroad. After the interview, the applicant is confirmed as the primary candidate or the alternate. On occasion, an applicant may not be selected as primary or alternate. The committee notifies candidates in early February of the results.