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IHP Visiting Faculty -Multiple countries

School for International Training
Multiple Countries, Traveling Position
$28,000 - $32,000
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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School For International Training seeks two full-time Visiting Faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and host country coordinators for the IHP’s Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance and IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability & Justice  programs in the Spring of 2023. The four-month term will take approximately 20-30 students from leading U.S. colleges and universities to four program locations to do inter-disciplinary study from a comparative perspective. The tentative itinerary is as follows:


  • Human Rights: Movements, Power, and Resistance   Spring 2023 (mid-January to mid-May): New York City (USA), Nepal, Jordan, Chile Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability & Justice :Spring 2023 (late January to early May): Georgia (USA), Ecuador, Malawi, and Spain

More information about IHP and our Human Rights program (including more detailed itineraries) is available through our website:


More information about the IHP Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability & Justice (including more detailed itineraries) is available through our website:




We are seeking traveling faculty member who will:


  • Facilitate learning and teach two courses Facilitate student learning through processing of non-lecture program components and providing timely feedback on assignments. Regular participation in all country program activities including guest speakers, site visits and other non-lecture components is expected. Work with the Dean of Faculty, Program Director, and Country Coordinators, to ensure that any academic, administrative and student problems associated with the program are resolved. Take appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of students in partnership with SIT Student Affairs and local staff. Faculty are responsible for ensuring that all students traveling on the official group flight are checked-in and through immigration. Other duties as assigned.





The ideal candidates should have:


  • IHP Human Rights applicants: A PhD or terminal degree in a relevant field such as: Human Rights, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, History, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Law, etc., or an M.A. with a specific focus on Human Rights. Experience working in at least one relevant field such as human rights, civil society, advocacy, law, community organizing, journalism Expertise in at least one of the topic areas listed above and general knowledge of human rights history and social theory

IHP Food Systems applicants: A PhD or terminal degree in a relevant field such as: Development Economics, Sustainable Development, International Affairs/Public Policy, Political Science, Human Geography, or Food Systems Planning, or a specific focus on Food Insecurity or Food Systems Studies Expertise in at least one of the topic areas listed above and general knowledge of food insecurity, food systems, advocacy, and social change Experience working in public policy, non-profit or advocacy groups, research, law, trade, or commerce related to food systems Experience living and working abroad. Experience teaching at the college level and commitment to experiential learning, including non-didactic methods that promote critical thinking and field-based research, discussion, and self-reflection. Ability to adapt to the physical and emotional demands of the program. Personal qualities— patience, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence, and organization—needed to build an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program that covers three countries in four months The ability and desire to support and communicate with students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom To apply


Please visit and apply via the online application system by uploading your letter of interest, as well as a CV (including the contact information of three academic references).




For the Spring 2023 semester, faculty will ideally begin by December 1, 2022.




Traveling with students for four months, guiding their learning and field research across multiple global cities and rural spaces, and conducting classroom discussions and small-group seminars, presents unique challenges and demands particular qualities. Please consider this carefully in your letter of interest, paying special attention to how you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural, and interpersonal demands of an IHP Program? What in your academic background and work experience has prepared you to do this job? Why this job instead of a more traditional academic job?




As well as learning about your academic background and research experiences, we are interested in learning about your experiences working in a team, your ability to build relationships with students, your capacity to be flexible and nimble in your teaching style, and your ability to bring a creative and innovative approach to your pedagogical practice.




Apply by: October 15, 2022, or until filled.


Salary range: $28,000-$32,000




International Honors Program


The International Honors Program (IHP), a part of School for International Training (SIT Study Abroad), offers international semester-long study abroad programs emphasizing the comparative study of critical global issues. IHP’s learning model is grounded in experiential learning, critical pedagogy, cultural immersion, local perspectives, and global comparison.





SIT is the pioneer in experiential, field-based programs abroad. All of our programs are supported by long-standing relationships within communities around the world. Our highly trained staff are representative of the larger world in which we work. Our field centers employ mainly local citizens as lecturers, facilitators, program assistants, and other supporting staff. These host-country nationals provide vital connections and insight into the communities where our students study and live. The range of their personal and academic experiences enhances their commitment to fostering an atmosphere of understanding, learning, and growth for each and every student.

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