Call For Applications: 2012-13 Junior Faculty Development Program ( JFDP ) Fellowship

Opportunity for University Faculty – Application due June 18, 2012.

The American Councils of International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) is pleased to announce the open competition for the Junior Faculty Development Program ( JFDP ) for the 2013 spring semester.

The Junior Faculty Development Program provides university instructors with a semester-long opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in their academic field by attending classes and working with faculty members at universities in the United States. Individuals may apply for fields in the humanities and social sciences.

The competition is open to citizens from ARMENIA , Albania , Azerbaijan , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia , Georgia , Kazakhstan , Kosovo , Kyrgyzstan , Macedonia , Montenegro , Serbia , Tajikistan , and Turkmenistan .

To qualify for a JFDP Fellowship, an applicant must:
* hold a university degree;
* be currently teaching at an institution of higher education;
* have at least two years of full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher education; and,
* have a mastery of the English language.

The primary and distinct goal of the JFDP is to provide university instructors with opportunities to engage in curriculum development and explore alternative teaching methodologies, expand their knowledge in their fields of study and gather new teaching materials and resources. Participants in the JFDP are also encouraged to forge relationships between U.S. universities and their home universities, in order to support ongoing contact and collaboration. JFDP Fellows work closely with faculty mentors from host universities in the United States to develop their knowledge in their fields of study, gather new academic materials and resources, garner new educational perspectives, and enlighten U.S. faculty and students on education and life in their home countries. Throughout their stay in the United States , JFDP Fellows observe and listen to courses, attend academic conferences, and may be invited to teach or co-teach classes at a U.S. university. Fellows do not earn academic degrees, credits or transcripts through the JFDP , and must return to their home countries after completing the program.

Each JFDP Fellow will spend a total of five months (January-May 2013) in the United States . American Councils is responsible for placing Fellows at U.S. host universities and for providing logistical support for the Fellows throughout their stay in the United States . The JFDP Fellowship provides round-trip international and domestic transportation, medical insurance, monthly stipends, and a professional development fund. In addition, ECA and American Councils sponsor events and activities for JFDP alumni after they return to their home countries.

Additional information, including the 2012-2013 calendar, academic field descriptions, a list of frequently asked questions, and information about past program participants and host institutions can be found at the JFDP and American Councils websites:

JFDP applications may now be downloaded as a print version at the JFDP and American Councils websites. The downloaded print version of the application must be submitted to the American Councils representative office in the applicant’s country of citizenship by the noted deadline to be eligible for the competition.  For questions about the program or application process, contact American Councils Armenia office (nane “at” americancouncils. am).

17:00 pm, June 18, 2012