Opportunities Abroad

Faculty Opportunities Abroad


Opportunities for faculty abroad exist in several categories, including faculty exchange, faculty-led study abroad, globally focused conferences, International Faculty Development Seminars, distinguished fellowships, and short-term teaching opportunities.

Distribution List • Teaching Opportunities • Collaborate with Partners  

Distinguished Fellowships  Learning Opportunities  Internationally Focused Conferences

Global Affairs Distribution List

Faculty, do you want to receive occasional emails regarding international grant, travel, and research opportunities? The Office of Global Affairs receives many great updates from external sources and we would love to pass on this information to you through the Global Affairs distribution list. 90% of emails will be faculty focused, with the occasional email related to students or general international information. We also promise not to flood your inbox.  Please note: We cannot filter for discipline/topic specific opportunities.  If you would like to be added to this list please contact the Director of Global Affairs.

Teach Abroad With SHU

Teach at SHU in Dingle or Luxembourg

Sacred Heart operates two global campuses, one in Dingle, Ireland and the other in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  Faculty have the opportunity to teach a short-term course at either of the campuses.  Faculty interested in teaching at the Dingle campus should contact Dr. Jerry Reid.  Opportunities in Dingle are available during the winter and summer terms.  Faculty interested in teaching in Luxembourg should review the SHU in Lux call for courses document.   Opportunities in Luxembourg are available during the summer term.  

Please be sure to plan ahead and contact the appropriate representative a year before you would like to teach a course abroad.

Lead a study abroad program

The Office of Study Global Affairs is happy to assist faculty in all schools and academic departments in establishing new, credit bearing international opportunities for their students.  For more information, please consult the Faculty-Led Programs web page for further information on proposing or leading a program.

Partner Opportunities

Opportunities for teaching, visiting scholars, and research are available at several of our partner institutions abroad.

John Cabot University

From time to time, John Cabot University puts out a request for adjunct teaching faculty from partner institutions for summer courses. Requests will be distributed to the faculty as they are received.

Mary Immaculate College

Sacred Heart and Mary Immaculate College may collaborate on faculty exchanges between their institutions. Arrangements are made through mutually agreeable terms. Areas of special interest for both intuitions are Theology, Religious Studies, Education, and other departments. Opportunities for collaboration include connecting classes through online technology, and faculty exchange. Faculty exchange includes full semester exchange, as well as aligning course schedules for short-term exchange.  For more information about the availability of this opportunity please contact the Director of Global Affairs.  Please note: such exchanges require a lot of planning so please plan at least a year in advance.

Webster University

Sacred Heart and Webster University may collaborate on faculty exchanges between their institutions. Arrangements are made through mutually agreeable terms. The two institutions will mutually identify and approve designated faculty from SHU to teach and/or conduct research at a Webster Study Abroad location. Sacred Heart will permit and/or approve one or several of its faculty to be visiting scholars or teach courses, as mutually agreed upon by both institutions, at one or several of Webster’s international campuses. The selection or designation of this faculty exchange will be determined by Sacred Heart in coordination with vacancies or opportunities at Webster International. For more information about the availability of this opportunity please contact the Director of Global Affairs.

Distinguished Fellowships

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program offers a number of year- or semester-long research and/or teaching grants for college and university faculty members at all career stages. Short-term consulting grants are also available to U.S. faculty through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Staff may also be eligible to apply to some programs.

Generally, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required to apply for a Fulbright Scholar Program grant. Faculty without a Ph.D. or the equivalent may apply for a Student Program grant to pursue independent research or to work towards a doctoral degree.

Learning Opportunities

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars provide faculty and administrators with access to cutting-edge academic paradigms, diverse worldviews, and innovative approaches to learning and problem-solving needed to enhance syllabi, internationalize curriculum, and enrich research activities on campus.

You’ll attend lectures by faculty and experts and visit fascinating locations linked to academic content. You’ll share ideas and shape conclusions with colleagues on a subject that is uniquely relevant to the world today. And you’ll collaborate with local organizations and top institutions to see theoretical concepts and solutions to current challenges in action. At the end of the seminar, you’ll take part in a specially designed workshop on how to apply your experience on your home campus.  Please note, funding is not available through the Office of Global Affairs.

Seminars are offered in the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Arts + Humanities
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Health
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences

Applications for Winter 2014 Seminars are Now Open!

Choose from five unique locations and seminar themes:

  • Dominican Republic – Pasión por la Pelota: Globalization and Nationalism in the Dominican Pastime
  • India – The Business of Bollywood
  • South Africa – Toward Urban Sustainability: A South African Case Study
  • Tanzania – Public Health Realities on the Urban to Rural Spectrum
  • United Arab Emirates – Intersections of Business and Culture in the UAE

*Seminar information is subject to change

Applications for spring and summer Seminars will open on September 15 

Conferences at Home and Abroad

Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Conference

The WISE conference is the premier conference focused on the development of intercultural skills and awareness during study abroad. WISE is a practitioner’s conference focused on helping faculty leaders, program coordinators, and resident staff develop the knowledge and skills they need in order to help study abroad students develop intercultural skills and awareness.

Call for Proposals

The WISE 2014 Conference Committee invites proposals from faculty, education abroad professionals, and anyone interested in student learning during study abroad and other forms of international activities (internships, service-learning, service, research, etc.). The committee seeks proposals that will be informative and relevant regarding any aspect of intercultural learning and development or the assessment of students’ intercultural skills and awareness, whether before departure, while abroad, or post-return.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is August 30, 2013.


The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is one of the leading international organizations focused on the emerging field of Globally Networked Learning (GNL); a teaching and learning methodology which provides innovative cost-effective internationalization strategies. Such programs foster faculty and student interaction with peers abroad through co-taught multicultural online and blended learning environments emphasizing experiential student collaboration.  The conference dates for 2014 will be announced on the COIL website.