Partnering with AHA International provides faculty from Northwest partner institutions a unique opportunity to teach at select AHA sites. Northwest faculty teach two courses during a term and work in collaboration with the AHA onsite administrative staff and local faculty. For additional information about each academic program, please refer to the specific program page of the website. Also, AHA invites your proposals for customized and faculty-led programs.
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 links by site (see below). 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, additional requirements, e.g., a separate apartment, are the financial and logistical responsibility of the faculty team. Please note: visiting faculty will be required to provide a damage/cleaning deposit.
All AHA Teach Abroad applications will be reviewed by a committee made up of former AHA visiting faculty members, AHA site directors, and AHA staff.
The Teach Abroad Selection Committee will consider:
1) academic quality of proposed courses, appropriateness for and relevance to the site and students, student interest, and course fit with the academic theme(s) of the site;
2) relevance of proposed excursions to the site and courses, feasibility, attractiveness to students, and applicant’s ability to conduct them;
3) student recruitment potential;
4) teaching evaluations;
5) applicant’s experience in the country and language ability, if relevant;
6) applicant’s ability to lead student groups abroad;
7) potential for professional and intercultural development for faculty applicant, and;
8) overall quality of the application.
Applicants selected for a Skype interview will be informed via email (through the application system). After the interview, applicants will be notified in writing if they have been selected as a primary candidate, alternate candidate, or not selected.
HOW TO APPLY
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 your campus study abroad office.
NOTE: If you would like to apply for more than one location, you must complete two separate applications. You will use the same username and password for both applications. The online system is where you will complete and access important information throughout the application process.
ANGERS, FRANCE (Summer Session I and/or II 2015); one faculty to teach one course per session; preferred academic themes are humanities or social sciences meeting general education requirements. Required course excursions must align with existing excursion options for the Angers Summer program.
ATHENS, GREECE (Fall Semester 2015); preferred academic themes are general education courses in math, science, and humanities.
MACERATA, ITALY (Fall Semester 2015); preferred academic themes are general education courses in writing, humanities, social sciences and studio art.
ROSARIO, ARGENTINA (Fall Semester 2015); preferred academic themes are business and trade in Latin America, food and agriculture, or criminal justice and human rights.
SIENA, ITALY (Fall Quarter 2015); preferred academic themes are in food, culture and agriculture, writing intensive, film studies, or environment and sustainability.
Complete the online application (links above) by February 1, 2014.
AHA will conduct interviews in February and March, 2014. All applicants will be notified of the final decision by early April, 2014.
ORIENTATION FOR SELECTED FACULTY
Visiting faculty selected as the primary candidate to teach must participate in a faculty orientation that will occur via Skype. Participation in faculty orientation is a condition of selection and exact dates will be announced at a later date.