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Visiting Faculty on ACM Study Away Programs

Newberry Seminar faculty and students

Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities visiting faculty co-directors and students gathered on the day the fall semester in Chicago began.

Take your teaching to a new place! Most of the ACM consortial off-campus study programs offer semester-long appointments to ACM college faculty to direct and teach on the programs. Because the programs are managed by the consortium, these positions count as part of the teaching load on your own campus, with full salary and benefits.

Visiting faculty positions are available on ACM programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the US.

Collaboration with ACM faculty and staff

Faculty engagement is a signature of ACM programs. As a visiting faculty director, you have the unique opportunity to collaborate on the academic and co-curricular plans for your term with former visiting faculty from other ACM institutions, the on-site program staff, and staff in the ACM consortial office.

Off-campus curriculum is purposefully designed to complement the curriculum and faculty-student interaction at the ACM colleges, with multi-disciplinary courses for students in the liberal arts and other high impact practices, such as undergraduate research, community-based learning, and group work.

Resources across disciplinary fields

Faculty representing many fields and a variety of research interests direct and teach on these programs. During 2017-18, the disciplines of ACM program visiting faculty include anthropology, music, environmental studies, biology, comparative literature, history, English, and sociology.

Each program's setting offers multiple resources for you and your students to engage with the local community through direct encounters with local experts and field site visits — resources that will enrich your courses when you return to your home campus.

Advice and help with the transition

Your preparations for living off-campus for a semester are as important as your course planning, and ACM consortial staff and on-site staff will help you with housing, visa or residency permits, local transportation, and educational options for school-age children. 

ACM can put you in contact with previous visiting faculty who can share with you their experiences and recommendations. Previous visiting faculty are listed on each program’s faculty and staff webpage.

Learn more about ACM off-campus opportunities for faculty

Currently available visiting faculty positions are listed at ACM.edu/VisitingFacultyPositions.

You are also welcome to contact ocs@acm.edu with questions about the visiting faculty positions, application process, and the off-campus programs.

ACM offers a range of faculty development resources through the consortial study away programs, including faculty site visits to program locations. More information is at Off-Campus Opportunites.