The University of Iowa

Faculty Development Opportunities

USAC Visiting Professorships

The University of Iowa is a founding board member of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC.) USAC administers study abroad programs in twenty-two locations world-wide, and offers opportunities for faculty to teach on many of these programs. The deadline to apply for teaching positions for summer, fall or spring programs is typically the end of November a year in advance (i.e. the deadline for summer/fall 2020 and spring 2021 is November 20, 2018). Click on the link to downloadFile2019-20_usac_visiting_professor_application_form.docx.  Interested faculty are encouraged to meet with Study Abroad Associate Director Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez (

USAC Faculty International Development Award (FIDA)

Thanks to UI membership in the University Studies Abroad Consortium, UI faculty and staff have the opportunity to apply to participate in selected USAC study abroad programs as students during USAC's summer sessions.  Specific details and restrictions can be found on the Microsoft Office document iconsummer program application.  Applications for summer 2019 are due December 1, 2018. Interested faculty are encouraged to meet with Study Abroad Associate Director Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez (

Teaching Opportunities in Italy with CUIS/CIMBA

Courses on the Univeristy of Iowa-administered CIMBA undergraduate and MBA programs in Italy are taught by faculty from consortium member institutions. Summer and semester placements are available. Further information is available on the CIMBA website.

CIEE Visiting Faculty

CIEE is an affiliated study abroad provider for the University of Iowa that permits UI faculty to be guest instructors at their Global Institutes worldwide.  More information is available on CIEE's website here.  It is suggested that you meet with Associate Director, Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez ( in advance of preparing an application.  Fall semester applications are due by December 15 of the previous year, Spring semester applications are due by July 15 of the previous year, and summer applications are due by August 15 of the previous year.

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

In addition to creating study programs for students, CIEE offers one or two-week topical seminars for faculty at CIEE program sites in many countries. The deadline for summer seminars is typically in February and the deadline for winter seminars is typically in October. Check out CIEE's webpage for further information and to apply on-line.  The University of Iowa is a member of the CIEE Academic Consortium and the $2,000 membership benefit grant may be applied for from Study Abroad.  Contact Associate Director, Liz Wildenberg de Hernandez ( for details.

The IES Abroad Faculty Development Program

IES is an affiliated internship and study abroad provider for the University of Iowa. IES also coordinates familiarization trips, faculty development seminars, fellowships and a Faculty in Residence program to allow faculty members from both IES Abroad Member Institutions and IES Abroad Centers abroad to share information and experiences that will further their own professional development, establish meaningful exchanges, and build long-lasting relationships. Read more about these opportunities on the IES webpage.

SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad

SIT is an affiliated international study, research and internship provider for the University of Iowa, with programs focusing on the examination of critical global issues. SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are academic programs that will allow faculty to explore critical contemporary issues in depth within a particular geographical and cultural context. SIT's rich network of resources, skilled faculty leaders, and years of experience in each seminar location create an engaging, immersive academic experience. Faculty participants learn from local experts and bring home valuable new skills and knowledge that they can apply to the courses they teach. Participating in an SIT Faculty Seminar is an excellent way to learn about SIT site locations throughout the world that host UI students for study, research and internships.