Professor of International Education
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Master’s Program in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management (PIM)

World Learning and its SIT Graduate Institute are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Reports to: Dean, SIT Graduate Institute
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

SIT Graduate Institute will be filling a regular faculty position (rank to be determined), with responsibilities for on-line and classroom teaching, practicum supervision, and development of the capstone, an applied research project and paper. The faculty member also will participate in the further development of the M.A. in International Education (IE) degree and other educational programs related to it.

The International Education degree prepares students for professional positions in international education in schools and colleges (especially the international education offices that serve international students and scholars and/or support study abroad programs), as well as in a wide range of other nonprofit and for-profit organizations that seek to increase international understanding through community education, citizen exchange, and educational travel. Through courses and other learning activities, students examine the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of international education programs. The curriculum includes skills-oriented courses in all aspects of the designing and managing of programs for individuals and groups, advocacy in promoting programs and supporting the needs of participants, as well as the development of skills in practice-based applied research. Students in the degree envision themselves working in the field in a variety of such as:

• Advising
• Volunteer program management
• Language teaching administration
• Administration and management of international education programs in both formal and non-formal educational settings around the world
• Needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and programs
• International and/or multicultural contexts of educational policy
• Internationalization of higher education
• International educational programs at the K-12 levels
• Community-based, non-formal, and non-western models of education
• Development education

In addition, the faculty member may contribute to one or more core courses that cut across different degrees in thematic areas including practitioner inquiry, intercultural communications, multicultural team development, organizational behavior and leadership, and social change. Successful SIT faculty members are able to work well in experiential higher education, helping students integrate theory and practice, teaching both face-to-face and on-line, and advising students individually and in small groups.

The successful candidate will have the preparation to teach at least two of the following courses in the IE degree:

Low-Residency Program
• Theory, Policy, and Practice of Int’l. Education
• IE Program Planning and Design
• Advanced Concepts (including non-formal and non-western education, evaluation, internationalization, citizen diplomacy, advocacy)

On-Campus Program
• Theory and Practice of International Education
• International Educational Policy
• International Education Design and Delivery
• International Education Design Concepts & Evaluation

A detailed program description and course descriptions can be found in the SIT Catalogue at

Required Experience:
Minimum qualifications:

• Five or more years of international education experience
• Experience in or demonstrated potential for teaching and advising in an institution committed to student-centered, experiential education
• Demonstrated success with both face-to-face and distance education teaching models
• Significant experience living and/or working overseas
• Fluency in a second language (preferred)

Required Education:
Minimum qualifications:

• Ph.D., other doctoral degree, or equivalent knowledge and research experience in international education

Salary: Based on degree and experience.

Additional Comments:
Application deadline: Position open until filled; first review to be conducted week of March 25, 2013.

The application will require a written response to questions regarding the IE field and educational philosophy. These supplementary questions will be provided upon review of resume and cover letter.

Institutional Information:

Students of SIT's International Education program acquire the necessary skills for effectively planning and managing international education programs in positions such as directors of study abroad or international student services, international student advisors, program designers, youth program staff, citizen exchange program officers, or international student recruiters in organizations that seek to increase understanding through community education, citizen exchange, and educational travel. Many graduates work in colleges, secondary schools, or other formal education systems, and many in nonprofits and other institutions. Students are early and mid-career professionals drawn from the United States and around the world.

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