Program Requirements and Applications

CGIS regularly recruits faculty to direct and teach on its various global study programs and welcomes inquiries about its programs. Applications for all CGIS teaching and directing positions are posted through U-M’s Employment website.

Becoming a GIEU Teaching Fellow

Leading a GCC Course

GIEU/GCC Application (PDF)

Budget Sheet (Excel)

Please note that the positions below will post to the university eMploy website approximately one month before the deadline dates listed below for both summer appointments and academic year appointments.

Spring Appointment Offerings: May – June

Terms available: 2015 and beyond
Application Deadlines: May 12, 2014 for 2015 positions

French/Italian/Spanish 230

French 230 in Grenoble, France
Italian 230 in Ferrara, Italy
Spanish 230 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spanish 230 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Spanish 230 in Granada, Spain

Spring Language Study allows students to complete their third and fourth term language requirement in one intensive half term. Students deepen their comfort and fluency in a non-English language through direct immersion as they live with host families and/or participate in internship/volunteer placements.

Instructor, Language Study

The successful candidate will be expected to teach an intensive 8 credit-hour 230 language course. The instructor will develop a syllabus, review grades, and hold regular office hours for students. The instructor will also help plan and attend course-related excursions and activities. The appointment for this position will be made through the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in the language of the host country, as well as prior experience teaching language courses, preferably in the University of Michigan’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Advanced study beyond the Master’s level. Ability to work effectively with program participants. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Advanced Spanish Language, Literature & Culture in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The six-week Santiago de Compostela Program enrolls approximately 12-24 students at the 400-level. Participants enroll in a course taught by UM faculty and a course taught locally in Spanish language earning a total of six-eight credits for the program.

Program Leader

The successful candidate will teach a three or four credit Spanish course, equivalent to the 400-level in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The Program Leader also participates in the selection of program participants, assists in the pre-departure orientation of students, coordinates the courses taught by the other faculty members, provides on-site advising, supervises a program assistant, and helps organize and participates in program-sponsored activities and excursions. Additional duties may include: organizing and leading on-site orientation when students first arrive; assist students with problems that may arise and representing the program with Spanish officials; trouble-shooting in the event of an emergency. The appointment for this position will be made through the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, as well as prior experience teaching Spanish as a foreign/second language preferably in the University of Michigan’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Ability to teach a Spanish course at the 400-level; Ph.D. or terminal degree required. Must be able to work independently and provide assistance to University of Michigan faculty who teach in this program. Ability to work with students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching for or leading a global study program.

Contemporary London in London, UK

The six-week London program, which enrolls approximately 20-30 students, focuses on a variety of disciplines related to multicultural Britain. Students live in London and take three courses, earning a total of eight credits for the program.

Program Leader

The Program Leader teaches a three-credit course related to multicultural Britain, and participates in the selection of program participants, assists in the pre-departure orientation of students, provides on- site advising, supervises a program assistant, and helps organize and participates in program-sponsored activities and excursions. The Program Leader is responsible for developing the academic program for the term, and coordinates the courses taught by local faculty. Additional duties may include: making arrangements for local site visits; organizing and leading on-site orientation when students first arrive; assist students with problems that may arise and representing the program with British officials; trouble-shooting in the event of an emergency. The appointment for this position will be made through the candidate’s home department at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge of modern Britain; commitment to experiential field learning. Ph.D. or terminal degree required. Must be able to work independently as well as to provide assistance to University of Michigan faculty who teach in this program. Ability to work with students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching for or leading a global study program.

Instructor

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a single three-credit course. Courses can be from a variety of disciplines related to multicultural Britain. The instructor will work under the supervision of the Program Leader to develop a syllabus and review grades. The instructor will also work with the Program Leader to help plan course-related excursions and activities that they are required to attend. The instructor is also expected to hold regular office hours for students in his/her class. The appointment for this position will be made through the candidate’s home department at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program- mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree, experience teaching UM undergraduate students. Ability to work effectively with the program leader and participants. Knowledge of multicultural Britain. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Spring/Summer Appointment Offerings: May - July

Terms available: 2015 and beyond
Application Deadlines: TBD in consultation with the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Asian Language 203 in Nanjing, China

Asian Language 203 is taught by a U-M language instructor. Course work is integrated with cultural activities and excursions allowing for greater immersion in local culture.

Instructor, Language Study

The successful candidate will be expected to teach Asian Language 203, an intensive 10 credit-hour course. The instructor will develop a syllabus, review grades, and hold regular office hours for students. The instructor will also help plan and attend course-related excursions and activities. The appointment for this position will be made through the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program- mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Chinese, as well as prior experience teaching Chinese language courses, preferably in the University of Michigan’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Advanced study beyond the Master’s level. Ability to work effectively with program director and participants. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Summer Appointment Offerings: Late June – early August

Terms available: 2015 and beyond
Application Deadlines: May 12, 2014, for 2015 positions

Grenoble, France

Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture in Salamanca, Spain

The six-week Salamanca Summer Program enrolls approximately 45 students and provides language instruction and a practicum for students with fourth-semester proficiency (and above).    

Program Leader

The Program Leader will teach a three-credit 300 level Spanish course and facilitate a one-credit practicum for participants. The Program Leader also participates in the selection of program participants, assists in the pre-departure orientation of students, coordinates the courses taught by the other faculty members, provides on-site advising, supervises a program assistant, and helps organize and participates in program-sponsored activities and excursions. Additional duties may include: organizing and leading on-site orientation when students first arrive; assist students with problems that may arise and representing the program with Spanish officials; trouble-shooting in the event of an emergency. The appointment for this position will be made through the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, as well as prior experience teaching Spanish as a foreign/second language preferably in the University of Michigan’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Ability to teach a Spanish course at the 300-level; Ph.D. or terminal degree required. Must be able to work independently and provide assistance to University of Michigan faculty who teach in this program. Ability to work with students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching for or leading a global study program.

2 Instructors

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a single three-credit course, at the UM Spanish 300 level and facilitate a one-credit practicum for participants. The instructor will work under the supervision of the Program Leader to develop a syllabus and review grades. The instructor will also work with the Program Leader to help plan course-related excursions and activities that they are required to attend. The instructor will also hold regular office hours for students. The appointment for this position will be made through the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program- mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, as well as prior experience teaching Spanish literature and culture courses, preferably in the University of Michigan’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. PhD preferred or some advanced study beyond the Master’s level. Ability to work effectively with the program leader and participants. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Arts in Paris

The Arts in Paris program is designed for students with an interest in the arts and French language. The program will enroll 12-24 students. Participants enroll in a content course taught by UM faculty and a course taught locally in French language earning a total of six-eight credits for the program.

Program Leader

In addition to teaching a three or four credit course, the Program Leader participates in the selection of program participants, assists in the pre-departure orientation of students, coordinates program arrangements, provides on-site advising, and works to resolve any on-site issues that may arise. Additional duties may include: making arrangements for local site visits; organizing and leading on-site orientation when students first arrive; assisting students with problems that may arise and representing the program with French officials; trouble-shooting in the event of an emergency. The appointment for this position will be made through the candidate's home department at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in French and English; knowledge of Paris and its cultural resources; commitment to experiential field learning. Ph.D. or terminal degree required.  Prior teaching experience at the University of Michigan. Must be able to work independently as well as to provide assistance to local faculty who teach in this program. Ability to work with students from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.  

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching or directing on a global study program.  

Italian Studies in Rome, Italy

This is a U-M-faculty-led program designed for students with no background in Italian language or Italian Studies. Courses will be held in a program center near the Piazza dell'Orologio in Rome. Students will take two U-M courses taught by two U-M instructor in subjects focusing on Italian Studies such as History, Cinema, Gender, and Literature. Each course will be worth 3-4 credits. The six-week program, enrolls approximately 15-24 students.

Program Leader

The Program Leader teaches a 3- or 4-credit course, participates in the selection of program participants, assists in the pre-departure orientation of students, provides on-site advising, and helps organize and participates in program-sponsored activities and excursions. The Program Leader is also responsible for developing the academic program for the term. Additional duties may include: making arrangements for local site visits; organizing and leading on-site orientation when students first arrive; assist students with problems that may arise and representing the program with Italian officials; trouble-shooting in the event of an emergency. The appointment for this position will be made through the candidate’s home department at the University of Michigan. Applicants must have home department approval to be considered. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Requirements for the position of Program Leader include a demonstrated interest and ability to work with undergraduate students and competency in Italian. The Program Leader may come from any discipline.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching or directing on a University of Michigan study abroad program. Experience having lived and/or taught in Rome before.

Instructor

The instructor will teach a single 3- or 4-credit course. Course proposals from a variety of disciplines within an Italian context will be accepted. The instructor will work under the direction of the Program Leader and will help plan course-related excursions and activities that they are required to attend. The instructor is also expected to hold regular office hours for students in their classes. The appointment for this position will be made through the candidate's home department at the University of Michigan. Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Ability to work effectively with the Program Leader and program participants. Strong record of undergraduate teaching. Commitment to experiential field learning.

Academic Year Appointment Offerings (Dates vary by program)

Terms Available: (Varies by program)
Deadlines: Approximately 18 months prior to start of appointment.   

Freiburg, Germany

Terms available: 

Full academic year only, 2018-2019, according to the consortium rotation.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, Michigan State and the University of Iowa, sponsors the Academic Year in Freiburg program. Approximately 40-55 students enroll each year, and are housed in university dormitories.

Resident Director

This is an eleven-month appointment, with the director arriving mid-August and remaining in Freiburg until the following mid-July . The four institutions provide a Resident Director on a rotating basis.  The Resident Director serves as the academic advisor and general counselor to participating students and supervises all operations of the on-site program, including the office staff. The Resident Director must be available for regular office hours and in cases of emergency or non-academic student difficulties. In addition, the director teaches a course for the program students, in German, during the Fall semester. The home campuses expect regular communication to be maintained informally and through formal program reports.  The director also must work effectively with the University of Freiburg faculty and administration.  This position is considered duty off campus. The Resident Director remains on his/her department’s budget while in service, receiving regular academic salary and fringe benefits.  Applicants must have home department approval to be released from teaching at the Ann Arbor campus. Replacement teaching is offered to the selected candidate’s home department.  Along with salary, compensation for the position includes transportation, housing, and expenses related to program-mandated excursions.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have native, or near-native fluency in German and English, as well as prior experience teaching German as a foreign/second language.  Must be able to work effectively with program director and participants. Must be a tenured or tenured-track faculty member.  

Program Assistant Appointment Offerings

Application process will take place in December.

Faculty Funding

Through Global Course Connections, faculty develop closer curricular integration between departmental course offerings and global study

Exchange and Visiting Scholar Opportunities

Faculty interested in pursuing any of these opportunities should contact the CGIS Faculty Director, Ms. Pardip Bolina, for additional information.

Becoming a GIEU Teaching Fellow

The Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates program, or GIEU, involves a 3-4 week project realized during the summer break that requires students to work collaboratively with members of the host community. The projects should address issues that students can address in the context of both their home communities and their on-site host communities – examples from recent programs include environmental policy, food sustainability, public health, and treatment of persons with disabilities. Students are responsible for a final group presentation realized during the fall semester following their field experience.

Please note that GIEUs must be 21-30 nights on site, excluding travel.

Faculty Benefits:

  • Design and implement cross-cultural educational practices that foster innovative teaching methods
  • Advance your on-site research with an undergraduate team
  • Receive funding for experiential learning
  • Mentor exceptional U-M students
  • Work with colleagues traveling to a variety of sites
  • Develop multicultural teaching skills
  • Lead an interdisciplinary undergraduate team in the field
  • Gain insight into the lives and thinking of diverse multicultural undergraduates
  • Facilitate mutual exchange with local host communities
  • Be named a GIEU Teaching Fellow
  • Receive project support from program office

Eligibility

Faculty (tenured, tenure-track, research track), as well as individuals with continuing Lecturer appointments or staff members with instructional responsibilities at the U-M Ann Arbor campus are eligible to apply.

GIEU Student Fellowship

Experienced undergraduate assistants (Student Fellows) will be available to provide pre-travel and on-site help to a faculty member, if needed. Only field teams with one Teaching Fellow are eligible for Student Fellow support. Student Fellows have already participated in the full cycle of the GIEU Program as Student Scholars. They were nominated by their faculty leaders due to their exceptional performance during their first GIEU field experience. Student Fellows will receive intense GIEU leadership training, as well as an internship stipend and academic credit. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-Travel
  • Assisting the Teaching Fellow with team formation
  • Leading one learning team meeting
  • Assisting the Teaching Fellow with travel and logistical arrangements on-site
  • Mentoring Student Scholars
  • Assisting the Teaching Fellow with logistics

 

Leading a GCC course

GCC programs include two components: an on-campus course and an off-campus field experience. The field experience is a short extension of the on-campus course in which particular themes and topics introduced on campus are explored at a relevant site. Students who wish to participate in the field experience must have attended the on-campus course.

Please note that GCCs must be between 18-30 nights on site, excluding travel.

Eligibility

All continuing faculty at University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus are eligible to apply. Proposals should focus on undergraduate education, but may also be designed to integrate graduate and undergraduate students. Proposals for all levels of undergraduate instruction will be considered. Preference will be given to proposals which provide opportunities for students to engage with local people in addition to visiting culturally relevant sites. Funding decisions will be made by the CGIS Advisory Committee.