MCSA TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
Membership in the Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad (MCSA) affords faculty of member campuses a unique opportunity to join the onsite faculty team of one of the MCSA programs in Italyor Spain where you will teach one course during a the summer. 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 MCSA representative in your study abroad office.
WHERE CAN I TEACH?
- Macerata, Italy (SUMMER 2014)
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.
WHAT CAN I TEACH?
- For Macerata, the visiting faculty course should be an art course that is aimed at the 300 to 400-level.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Complete the MCSA online application (links below) by Monday, September 23, 2013.
WHERE WILL I LIVE?
If selected to teach on a MCSA 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. 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 a MCSA 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: Both sites require visiting faculty to provide a damage/cleaning deposit upon arrival. View the Policies section for a complete listing of faculty related policies and procedures.
Each institution in MCSA solicits faculty applications from its own campus. Applications are reviewed online by Site Selection Committees consisting of MCSA representatives with feedback from AHA Oregon Staff and Site Directors
For every application, committee members look at:
1) proposed courses in terms of academic quality, appropriateness for site and students, student interest, and how well they fit with the theme(s);
2) proposed excursions relevance to the site and courses, feasibility, attractiveness to students, and applicant’s ability to conduct them;
3) applicant’s experience in the country, and language ability, if relevant;
4) teaching evaluations;
5) applicant’s ability to lead student groups abroad;
6) student recruitment potential;
7) potential for professional and intercultural development on the part of the faculty applicant, and;
8) overall quality of the application.
MCSA members review applications and select faculty to be interviewed via Skype during the fall meeting on Friday, October 11, 2013. There is no rotation of faculty positions among schools. Applicants must be available for Skype interviews on October 11th to be considered.
Each finalist will interview with the MCSA Consortium and AHA Oregon staff and site directors to discuss in detail the nature of the programs and the duties of MCSA 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. Candidates will be notified of the results in November.
Visiting faculty selected as the primary candidate to teach must participate in a MCSA 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.