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IHP Visiting Faculty


International Honors Program (IHP) Visiting Faculty

Reports to: Program Director
Salary Range: $28,000 - $32,000 (contract period, salary commensurate with experience)
Anticipated Start Date: July 2024 and December 2024
Term of Employment: approximately 5-6 months
Apply by: March 31, 2024
Base of Designation/Remote Eligible: Travel required, see below
Conditional on Enrollment

To Apply: Apply via our online application system by submitting your letter of interest, as well as a CV (including the contact information of three academic references).

School For International Training seeks Visiting Faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty and host country coordinators for IHP's programs in the Fall of 2024 and Spring of 2025. Each semester term enrolls approximately 15-30 students from leading US Colleges and universities to engage in interdisciplinary urban studies inn comparative and global perspectives across urban locations on four different continents. See job posting for details


Program Itineraries:


  • Cities in the 21st Century: New York City (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), and Cape Town (South Africa
  • Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, & Justice: Georgia (USA), Ecuador, Malawi, and Spain
  • Climate Change: The Politics of Land, Water and Energy Justice:  San Francisco (USA), Morocco, Nepal, and Ecuador
  • Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, & Care: Washington, DC (USA), India, South Africa, and Argentina
  • Human Rights: Movements, Power, & Resistance: New York City/Brattleboro VT(USA), Nepal, Jordan, Chile

More information about IHP  (including more detailed itineraries) is available through our website:



  • Facilitate learning and teach two courses
  • Facilitate student learning through processing of non-lecture program components and providing timely feedback on assignments.
  • Regular participation in all country program activities including guest speakers, site visits and other non-lecture components is expected.
  • Work with the Provost and Dean of Faculty, Program Director, and Country Coordinators, to ensure that any academic, administrative and student problems associated with the program are resolved.
  • Take appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of students in partnership with SIT Student Affairs and local staff.
  • Faculty are responsible for ensuring that all students traveling on the official group flight are checked-in and through immigration.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Experience/Education:
• Terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant field:

  • Cities in the 21st Century: New: political economy, sociology, geography, political science, social science fields relevant to critical urban studies,
  • Climate Change: The Politics of Land, Water and Energy Justice: political economy, sociology, anthropology, history, geography political ecology or other social science or interdisciplinary field engaged with environmental studies,
  • Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, & Justice: development economics, sustainable development, international affairs/public policy, political science, human geography, or food systems planning, or another discipline with a specific research or teaching focus on food insecurity or food systems studies
  • Health and Community: Globalization, Culture, & Care: practice researching and teaching in a related field, such as medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, sociology, and/or public health/policy.
  • Human Rights: Movements, Power, & Resistance: human rights, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, history, cultural/ethnic studies, or law.

• Experience teaching at the college level and a strong commitment to experiential learning, including non-didactic methods that promote critical thinking and field-based research, discussion, and self-reflection.
• Experience living and working abroad (preferred).
• Qualitative research experience in urban studies and/or professional experience in urban community development, urban planning, design, or experience in/with urban social movements.


Required Behaviors
• Must be able to meet the physical, emotional maturity, and mental health demands as well as possess the personal qualities-patience, adaptability, collegiality, cross-cultural competence, and organization - needed to be part of an intensive, team-oriented study abroad program that covers four countries in one semester.
• The ability and desire to support and communicate with students throughout the study abroad experience both in and outside of the classroom.


To Apply: Apply via this online application system: by submitting your letter of interest, as well as a CV (including the contact information of three academic references).


Traveling with college-aged students for an entire semester, guiding their learning and field research in cities and rural environments, as well as conducting classroom discussions and small-group seminars, presents unique challenges, and demands unique qualities of faculty members.

Please consider this point carefully in your letter of interest, paying special attention to how you would handle the conceptual, pedagogical, intercultural, and interpersonal demands of a program like IHP. What, in your academic background and work experience, has prepared you to step into this role? What specifically interests you about this visiting faculty opportunity as opposed to a more traditional academic position?


The World Learning Inc. Family

For more than 90 years, World Learning Inc. is a thriving global organization made up of The Experiment in International Living, the nation's most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students; School for International Training, offering accredited undergraduate study abroad programs through SIT Study Abroad and internationally focused master's degrees through SIT Graduate Institute; and World Learning, a global development and exchange nonprofit organization.


School for International Training (SIT) was founded in the early 1960s as a training center for the first Peace Corps volunteers. For nearly 60 years, SIT has prepared students to be effective changemakers and global citizens through experiential education focused on the world's most critical global issues. SIT Study Abroad offers accredited summer and semester undergraduate programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs on multiple continents. SIT Graduate Institute offers global and hybrid certificates, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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The Experiment in International Living is the nation's most experienced provider of international education through exchanges for high school students. For more than 90 years, The Experiment has empowered young people to step off the beaten path, experience the world as a classroom, immerse themselves fully in another culture, and build the knowledge and skills needed to confront critical global issues.


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