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Visiting Faculty on ACM 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 the ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities; Oak Ridge Science Semester; and ACM Field Museum Semester.

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, on-site staff at partner institutions, 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, interships, community-based learning, and group work.

Resources across disciplinary fields

Faculty representing the humanities, sciences, and social sciences teach on ACM programs. Each program 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 away from home for a semester are as important as your course planning, and ACM consortial staff will help you with housing, 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 also listed on the program webpage.

Learn more about ACM off-campus opportunities for faculty

Currently available visiting faculty positions are listed on our Visiting Faculty Positions page

You are also welcome to contact 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 off-campus study programs, including faculty site visits to program locations. More information is available on the Off-Campus Opportunites page.