The Amherst-Doshisha Faculty Exchange Program

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. Applications from all Amherst faculty members are welcome. Colleagues interested in participating in the program should submit their proposals and resumes to Professor Rosalina de la Carrera, chair of the Committee on International Education, by December 3, with the titles of three public lectures that they would present at Doshisha. Proposals should be based on the applicant’s most noteworthy research and should include a listing of any publications and public presentations that illustrate the nature of that work. Members of the Amherst-Doshisha Committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the Dean of the Faculty.

The Dean’s office will announce the outcome by early spring. The College will provide a stipend of $2,500 and travel expenses. The lecturer, accompanied by spouse if desired, can stay free of charge in the comfortable Amherst faculty apartment on the Doshisha campus in Kyoto. The relevant department or school of the university will make arrangements for the lectures and related events. The Amherst Representative at Doshisha, Professor Masanori Morita, and the current Amherst-Doshisha Fellow will help in introducing the visitor to Doshisha and the sights of Kyoto, Japan’s political capital from the eighth to the nineteenth centuries and the traditional center of Japanese culture.