Short-Term Faculty Exchanges

THE AMHERST-DOSHISHA FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN JAPAN
Through the Amherst-Doshisha Faculty Exchange Program, the college sponsors one Amherst faculty member each year to visit Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, in late May and early June. During a three-week visit, the faculty member will give several lectures.  As part of the exchange, Amherst invites a guest lecturer from Doshisha University to visit the college in late February and early March.  Colleagues who are interested in participating in the program are asked to submit their proposal (see below) to Janna Behrens, director of the Office of Global Education, by Monday, December 2, 2019.  The college will provide a stipend of $2,500 and reimbursement for travel expenses. (Travel expenses include airfare in economy class and economy parking for the duration of the exchange, or Valley Transporter or other car service to the airport.) The Amherst faculty member, accompanied by a spouse if desired, can stay free of charge in the comfortable Amherst faculty apartment on the Doshisha campus in Kyoto.  The Amherst representative at Doshisha, Professor Yoshiaki Azuma, and the current Amherst-Doshisha Fellow (a recent graduate of Amherst) will help in introducing the visitor to Doshisha and to Kyoto, Japan’s political capital from the eighth to the nineteenth centuries and the traditional of Japanese culture.

THE AMHERST-ASHOKA FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN INDIA
Amherst College and Ashoka University, a new liberal arts university in Delhi, India, will begin a short-term faculty exchange program in 2019.  Under this program, one Amherst faculty member will travel to Delhi in the spring semester each year, and an Ashoka faculty member will visit Amherst in the fall semester.  Faculty participating in the exchange will spend approximately two weeks at the host institution, offering several lectures and connecting with colleagues.  Each professor will have a home department at the host institution and will also have opportunities to connect widely with other colleagues on campus.  The college will provide an honorarium of $2,500 and reimbursement for travel expenses.  (Travel expenses include airfare in economy class and economy parking for the duration of the exchange, or Valley Transporter or other car service to the airport.)  Ashoka University will provide accommodation in a guest house and meals on the Ashoka campus.  Proposals (see below) are due Monday, December 2, 2019, to Janna Behrens, director of the Office of Global Education.     

HOW TO APPLY FOR SHORT-TERM FACULTY EXCHANGES AND TIMING OF DECISIONS
To apply for either of these short-term opportunities, faculty are asked to send Janna Behrens the following by Monday, December 2, 2019:  an up-to-date CV and a proposal (not to exceed five hundred words) that includes the titles and descriptions of three public lectures that you would present at the host university.  Proposals should be based on faculty members' most noteworthy research and should include a listing of any publications and/or public presentations that illustrate the nature of that work.  The relevance of the proposed lectures to the host university or region, and any personal or intellectual reasons for visiting the host country, should be addressed.  All Amherst faculty are eligible to submit proposals, but preference is given to tenured faculty.  Members of the Committee on Global Education will review the applications and make recommendations to me.  Proposed lecture titles and descriptions may be shared with the host university. Those who are selected for the short-term exchange programs will be informed by the end of the calendar year.

Yearlong Faculty Exchanges

THE AMHERST-YALE-NUS FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN SINGAPORE
Amherst and Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts college in Singapore, will begin a yearlong faculty exchange program in the 2020–2021 academic year. Yale-NUS College was formed by Yale University and the National University of Singapore and graduated its first class in 2017.  The student body of one thousand is approximately 60 percent Singaporean and 40 percent international students or permanent residents.  The faculty is also diverse, having been recruited from around the world.  Students are taught a common curriculum for their first two years and may choose from fourteen majors.  Amherst faculty interested in teaching the common curriculum should state this preference in their application.

THE AMHERST-UIC YONSEI FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAM IN KOREA
Amherst and Underwood International College, a liberal arts college at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, will begin a yearlong faculty exchange program in the 2021–2022 academic year.  Underwood International College (UIC) is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in Asia, having begun offering courses exclusively in English since 2006.  The student body of 2,500 come from sixty-six different countries.  Students are taught a common curriculum and may choose from sixteen majors. Amherst faculty interested in teaching the common curriculum should state this preference in their application.

HOW TO APPLY FOR YEARLONG FACULTY EXCHANGES AND TIMING OF DECISIONS
As part of the yearlong exchanges, faculty members will teach two courses per semester and may hire a student research assistant for the duration of the exchange.  (All courses are taught in English.)  Faculty may also be asked to advise a few thesis students.  Faculty maintain their regular Amherst salaries while participating in the exchange, and the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty will contribute up to $10,000 toward expenses related to the exchange, e.g., travel costs to and from Singapore or Seoul for the faculty member and immediate family members, tax advice and preparation, and visa fees.

To apply to either of these opportunities, please send Janna Behrens the following by Monday, December 2, 2019: an up-to-date CV and a proposal (not to exceed five hundred words) that includes course titles and descriptions of four courses you hope to teach at the host university.  Proposals should be based on faculty members most noteworthy research and should include a listing of any publications and/or public presentations that illustrate the nature of that work.  Only tenured Amherst faculty are eligible to submit proposals.  Members of the Committee on Global Education will review the applications and make recommendations to the provost and dean of the faculty.  CVs and proposed courses may be shared with the host university.  For Yale-NUS, faculty members who are selected will likely be informed by the end of January 2020.  For UIC Yonsei, faculty members who are selected will be notified by the end of the spring semester of 2020.