Study Abroad Faculty Application Guidelines

Dear Faculty,


Thank you for your interest in teaching on an LMU Study Abroad program. Studying abroad is one of the most impactful experiences of a student’s college career, and we hope you will find teaching students abroad as rewarding, if not more. In this letter you will find information about the application process, as well as LMU’s guidelines for selection.


We are excited about the possibility of working with you!


I) Selection of Faculty: The process for appointing faculty instructors for LMU Study Abroad programs involves many moving parts and the collaboration of multiple offices and individuals. Please understand that individual approval of a Chair, Dean, or Program Director does not necessarily guarantee an appointment to teach in a particular program or specific term. The final appointment decision involves a variety of factors, as well as consideration of program priorities, departmental objectives, specific program curricula, and course offering needs across all Study Abroad programs.

II) Application Frequency: LMU seeks to provide a wide range of disciplines to our students and strives to benefit full-time faculty members to participate in Study Abroad programs by harnessing their personal specialties and ideas. Decisions will favor faculty members who are new to Study Abroad over faculty who have participated in a program in the previous three years of the intended study abroad term, as long as the course proposal/s are suitable for the particular program. This is an effort to give all faculty members the chance to participate in an equitable manner.

III) Program Directors: The Program Director is a key resource for the curricular needs and desired learning outcomes of a program. The Program Director can also share details of a program’s structural design and explain how courses should be devised so that they match the program’s onsite academic and cultural environment. Not all programs can accommodate a spouse, partner or dependent. The Program Director can help you understand what restrictions might exist for the particular program location. In cases where there is no current Program Director, the LMU Study Abroad can provide this information.

IV) Program Offerings: The programs listed in this application represent the 2020-21 teaching opportunities that are available through LMU Study Abroad. Several other departments, colleges, and schools on campus may have overseas teaching opportunities, as well. Should you know of a program not listed below, please contact the respective department or dean’s office for information.

Faculty Application 2020-21