The CIE offers a variety of appointments abroad to UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff. Spending a semester abroad can be a very rewarding and enriching experience. It may enable you to undertake a research project in your area of specialization, to gain access to a special collection in a library abroad, get in touch with colleagues at international universities, or provide new insights to enhance your teaching at home.
Opportunities for UW-Eau Claire Faculty
Teaching/Research Abroad in 2014-2015
For academic year 2014-2015, the CIE offers the following programs:
UW-Eau Claire faculty may apply to teach for a semester at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of University of Evansville. You must teach courses from the University of Evansville catalogue.
In general, Harlaxton is seeking a blend of lower-level general education courses and mid-level and upper-level courses that "majors" would be likely to take. They offer a few special topics courses each term, especially if the courses take into account the British context of the Harlaxton experience.
Students in your classes will come from University of Evansville as well as a variety of partner colleges.
Harlaxton College is three miles from the Midland's market town of Grantham and is near the cities of Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester and Peterborough. London is a little over one hour by train from Grantham Station
Fall or Spring
Housing is provided by Harlaxton College at no charge to the faculty member and accompanying partner/children. Faculty housing is the Carriage House or the Manor. Each faculty and accompanying family will have a private room, however, not all faculty rooms have ensuite shower and toilet.
Meals are served in the Harlaxton College refectory at scheduled times. Harlaxton provides faculty and accompanying partner/children a meal contract at no charge.
UW-Eau Claire faculty members have the option to teach a three-credit course to UW-Eau Claire students participating in the Stirling International Summer School (ISS). The ISS is broken into two, four-week terms. Students take nine credits over the course of the two terms. Of the nine credits, students would take six credits from Stirling faculty and three credits from the visiting UW-Eau Claire faculty member. UW-Eau Claire faculty have the option of teaching during the first four-week block (mid-June to mid-July) or the second four-week block (mid-July to mid-August).
The proposed courses should be appealing to students from a wide variety of disciplines and fulfill at least one general education requirement. The courses should not duplicate those taught by University of Stirling faculty.
You will only teach UW-Eau Claire students on this program.
As it is a new option, faculty interested in this option should be flexible as the program option may change as we learn from the summer 2011 and 2012 experiences.
|Enrollment Minimum||Faculty are expected to meet summer class enrollment minimums established by Academic Affairs.|
|Location||Stirling is centrally located. Glasglow and Edinburgh are easily reached by train or bus. The Highlands are also within reach.|
Faculty are housed in on-campus accommodations similar to UW-Eau Claire Chancellor's Hall- private bedrooms attach to a shared kitchen and bathroom. Faculty will share facilities with visiting faculty from other partner universities. Accommodations are mixed gender. The faculty member's housing costs are paid by U of Stirling provided enrollment goals are met. Accompanying family are charged approximately 80 pounds per week, per person.
|Meals||Meals are not provided. A shared kitchen is available where faculty members can cook their own meals.|
Kansai Gaidai University seeks faculty to teach courses in the Asian Studies Program. The CIE has an offering for UW-Eau Claire students to study abroad at Kansai Gaidai University for a semester or academic year.
Kansai Gaidai University is located in Hirakata City (population 400,000), midway between Osaka, Japan's second largest industrial city, and Kyoto, the ancient capital (map). The university was founded in 1945 as a private language institute. Today, Kansai Gaidai enrolls more than 11,000 students, including more than 700 students from 50 countries in the Asian Studies Program.
|Available Terms||Fall or Spring|
The outstanding Visiting Scholar Program at Jinan University, China, is designed to attract scholars from Jinan University, international partners, especially those who wish to seek possibilities for joint research or lecturing at Jinan University.
For the lecture fellow, a weekly workload of 8 lecturing hours is required. Students in your classroom will come from Jinan University.
UW-Eau Claire faculty may apply to teach for the one month summer term.
Jinan University-Main Campus in Guangzhou.
Guangzhou, located at the north of the Pearl River delta, is an important trading center as well as a busy port and the capital city of the province of Guangdong. The city has a population of 6.7 million.
The climate of Guangzhou is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is 72F. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 82F. January is the coldest month, with an average of 55F. The rainy reason falls between April and August.
|Available Terms||Summer Term: Approximate dates from May 20 ~ June 20.
|Housing & Meals
||On-campus hotel offers apartment-style housing. Many dining options on campus and nearby.
Reimbursement of international airfare: up to USD$1,500
Monthly living stipend: RMB 5,000~9,000 (USD$800 ~ 1,450) depending on qualifications.
Monthly housing allowance: RMB 6,000 (USD$968)
Airport pick-up service from GuangzhouBaiyun Int'l Airport
All applications are due April 22, 2013 with the exception of Harlaxton, which is due April 8, 2013.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact the Center for International Education at 836-4411 (Schofield 3) for more information.