Faculty Opportunities

Albion faculty are in a unique position to expand Albion College’s International Footprint.  Albion College wants faculty to have a variety of opportunities to broaden their global networks, engage in GLAA partnerships, and bring student groups abroad.

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The Overnight Group  Travel Program Timeline helps you get started.  CIE Director Cristen Casey is available to brainstorm options. Schedule a meeting with Cristen anytime.

Faculty-led study abroad courses enable Albion students to travel internationally with the guidance and support of an Albion faculty member. Students earn credit in classes on campus followed by a 2-4 week international trip. Professional services are available to organize excursions, logistics, and on-site support. Examples of Albion faculty-led programs include the Holocaust Studies Service Learning ProjectEuropean Integration Rome Field Experience, Sup de V: Int’l Entrepreneurial Exchange, and Africa: Myth and Reality (FYS).

Students can apply for Albion Go! Grant funding to participate. Whether they travel or not, students can apply for a free US passport through the Albion Explorer Free Passport Program.

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Apply here!  

Albion College’s Global Innovation Travel Grant aims to internationalize the Albion College faculty and staff experience by funding site-visit and/or global project travel to Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) partner institutions.  Grant recipients should be interested in Albion’s global initiatives, connecting with global peer institutions, and expanding Albion students’ understanding of their place in a global context.  Preference may be given to those with limited international experience in an effort to further internationalize the Albion College experience.

Faculty project examples include exploring a faculty-led program site, meeting with a colleague to develop a “collaborative on-line international learning” activity, conducting a study abroad site visit, or developing student and faculty research opportunities. Staff project examples include meeting with peers at another school to explore best practices, conducting a study abroad site visit on behalf of the Center for International Education, or connecting with alumni abroad who are connected to a GLAA school.

Questions may be directed to Center for International Education Director Cristen Casey.

Travel Info: Travel must take place between March and December, 2024.  Travel must include engagement with a Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) partner institution.

Awards:Awards will pay the cost of international flights and hotels up front, with per-diem costs reimbursed after travel has concluded. Travel must be coordinated by the grant recipient, and will be paid through Concur.  Grant amounts will vary depending on site location, length, and project goals, estimated between $3000 and $5000.  Global Innovation Travel Grants may complement FDC grant funds, depending on the project. Requests for student travel are not allowed.

The International Collaboration Technology Quick Guide is available for those considering using technology to connect with international partner institutions.

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The University of St Andrews is now accepting applications for their Global Fellowship Program for visits taking place during the 2024/25 academic year. The program provides awards to talented scholars from around the globe to spend up to one month in St Andrews, Scotland. During this time, Global Fellows will be able to undertake a course of research and study, explore potential collaborations, enhance existing relationships, advance research work and find the space to think in an inspirational environment.

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(posted November 2023).  Every summer, it has been JCU’s tradition to offer international experiences to visiting faculty members.  The course stipend is $5000 which should be sufficient for transportation and accommodation in Rome.

Should you wish to apply, send their CV and resume to Dean Arnone at sarnone@johncabot.edu.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dean Arnone (sarnone@johncabot.edu) or the Vice President of Academics, Mary Merva (mmerva@johncabot.edu).

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(posted 1/17/2024) Harlaxton College is pleased to be accepting applications to teach at the manor for  Fall 2025 and Spring 2026. These applications are online and can be accessed here. Inquiries about the application process can be made to rwellborn@harlaxton.ac.uk.

Applications for Fall 2025 and Spring 2026 are due on April 1, 2024.

Applicant will be informed of the status of their application in February 2024 for the summer program and in July 2024 for the semester programs.

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Albion College’s international liaison to the GLCA/ GLAA is Dr. Midori Yoshii. GLCA grant proposals are submitted directly to GLCA. Prior to submitting a proposal to GLCA, discuss with Albion College’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations office.

GLCA Global Crossroads Grant opportunities include:

  1. Global Course Connections – Portions of two courses offered on two or more Alliance campuses in different countries are connected via technology. A requirement is that students across the courses work collaboratively to explore course topics. Courses looking for a Global Course Connections match can be found here.
  2. Themed Courses – The focus is on collaborative development of shared course materials, typically resulting in one or more course modules that are used in the courses offered by the collaborating faculty members.
  3. Global Learning Courses – Global Learning is different from Global Course Connections in three respects: Developing cultural competence must be an assessable outcome of all Global Learning courses; Global Learning courses must have at least two thirds of their syllabi in common; and at least one of the schools in each connection MUST be a GLCA school.
  4. New Directions in Global Scholarship – This program supports GLCA faculty members wishing to develop a new area of scholarly expertise that extends the global reach of current research or teaching. Recipients must seek out collaborators from Alliance institutions with expertise in the subject.

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Albion’s study abroad affiliates provide funding for Albion staff and faculty to  participate in familiarization trips (“fam trips”) to their study abroad sites. Albion’s Center for International Education (CIE) is often able to pay remaining travel costs, if you conduct an on-site analysis of the study abroad program.

Program Familiarization Trips/ Site Visits are offered with: CEA Study AbroadIES AbroadInternational Studies AbroadSchool for International Training; and Spanish Studies Abroad.  Others may also be available.

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Grants are offered through Albion’s study abroad affiliates, and additional funding may be requested through CIE. Opportunities are listed on each study abroad affiliate website:

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Would you like to help attract globally minded students to Albion College?  Contact the Office of Admission at admission@albion.edu to discuss opportunities to share Albion College with international prospective students.

Albion’s international recruitment initiatives share the Albion spirit through travel, partnerships, and digital marketing in order to attract a diverse and qualified student body from all corners of the earth.  This could be students who’ve grown up abroad and hope to add an American education to their careers, US citizens who are finishing high school overseas and wish to return to the US for college, or international students at US high schools preparing to earn their bachelor’s in the US.

Recent recruitment initiatives include:

  • Albion’s Referral Program to connect students to admissions staff.
  • Establishing Albion Global Ambassadors – current students who interact with prospective students and share a sense of campus that can be hard to learn from afar. You can follow the Albion Global Ambassador Facebook page!