2019 Fulbright Junior Faculty Development

Deadline: December 3, 2018

Program Information:

The 2019 Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program will bring young professors from Lebanon to the United States for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities in the fields of TEFL/Linguistics and Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from June 30 through September 8, 2019.  During this 10 week program, professors will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with American faculty through weekly mentoring sessions.  On-going community engagement with university-identified host families, volunteers, or others in the broader local community will facilitate the professors’ participation in outreach activities, including visits to historical sites and attendance at cultural events.  While introduction to new research methods in the scholars’ disciplines does constitute one component of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program, the program is not intended to provide a venue for individual research projects.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Objectives:

  • Build higher education capacity in Lebanon through faculty development and mentoring for junior professors
  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Lebanese and U.S. academics
  • Promote mutual understanding between Lebanese and Americans by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community

Eligible candidates are:

  • Lebanese or long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon 
  • Not U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders) 
  • Full-time university faculty members 
  • Residing in Lebanon at the time of application submission and interview and selection phases until the date of departure
  • Holders of a minimum of an MA/MS degree with at least five years of university-level teaching experience OR a Ph.D. and no more than five years of university-level teaching experience. MA/MS holders who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program must possess at least three years of teaching experience.  
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Committed to classroom teaching and have a desire to strengthen their teaching and leadership skills
  • Scholar’s academic focus must be in one of the program’s offered academic discipline cohorts
  • Available to travel to the United States and participate for the duration of the program June 30, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Scholars program can focus on one of the following fields of study:

  • TEFL/Linguistics (English Language, TEFL, and Linguistics)
  • Economic Development & Entrepreneurship (Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Agronomy, Public Policy)

In addition, you should note the following conditions affecting review and selection of candidates:

  • Applicants will be considered without regard to race, religion, sex, age, and/or physical impairment.
  • Preference is given to those without recent experience in the United States.
  • Applicants should be representative and responsible citizens who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture of their own countries and thereby contribute to understanding between the people of the United States and their country. They should also demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity and flexibility needed to adjust successfully to life in the United States.

How to Apply:

To apply for the 2019 program:

Visit the following link to create a user account and complete an application form: https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars

The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018.

The application form will require personal information and a written statement of up to 3 pages in length.  To ensure you submit a complete application, please follow the instructions carefully which are available on the application platform.  You are not required to complete the application in one sitting; please make note of your login and password so you can return to the application. Once you submit the application, you are no longer allowed to make any changes to your information. You will be asked to provide information including, but not limited to:

  • Your preferred discipline-based cohort (Applicants may apply for one cohort only.),
  • Educational background,
  • Current C.V. ,
  • An explanation of how your participation in this program would benefit you and your institution as a whole,
  • How you plan to implement what you will gain from this program upon returning to Lebanon,
  • Three letters of reference (academic or professional, not personal).

For more information, send you inquiries to BeirutPD@state.gov or call 04-543600 ext. 4244

Benefits:

The scholarship provides:

  • Administrative stipend,
  • Travel allowance and professional development funds,
  • Furnished, individual apartment-style housing
  • Travel and accommodations for a re-entry workshop to be hosted in Washington, D.C.,
  • Round-trip international airfare to the U.S., and
  • Accident and sickness insurance for the duration of the study program.

Dependents including spouses and children cannot accompany the scholar to the U.S. for this program.