BBC scotland webThe Experience Scotland program maintains a commitment to providing unique international opportunities to not only students at our various partner campuses, but also faculty. Over 300 faculty have taught in the program throughout our history. Faculty play an instrumental role in the Experience Scotland international community at Newbattle Abbey, and many faculty have reported that the teaching experience in Scotland has been just as life-changing for them as it is for the students they teach.

Teaching in Scotland

Variable-length teaching opportunities with the Experience Scotland program exist during both fall and spring semesters. Faculty applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of representatives from Experience Scotland partner campuses. This selection process will be based primarily upon concerns for the development of a well-rounded study abroad curriculum. 

The Experience Scotland faculty application is hosted through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Human Resources employment website. The faculty application will request applicants to upload the following documents:

Applicants can leave the Education History and Employment History sections of the online application incomplete. Skipping these sections will not negatively impact the application.

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*Please note: At this stage, course syllabi do not need to be updated to reflect Scotland-specific activity. The course proposal form will ask for an outline of your intended use of the local environment. If selected to teach in the program, updated Scotland-specific syllabi will be required prior to on-site teaching.

Application materials for the teaching positions with the Experience Scotland program can be submitted to the online pool at any time. You will receive an automated email from the application system thanking you for your application submission once all required application materials have been submitted. If you do not receive an email confirming submission of your application, it means your application is incomplete and will not be reviewed for selection.

The next review of applications will occur in April 2024 and will consider applications for the fall 2025, and spring 2026 programs. If you wish to be considered in the selection for 2025-26, please submit application materials no later than Monday, April 22. Any faculty not selected will have the option to remain in the continuous recruitment pool to have their applications considered for future academic years.

All applicants must be current faculty at Experience Scotland partner schools. Preference will be given to faculty who meet the following criteria:

  • Courses appeal to a variety of majors at the various Experience Scotland partner schools
  • Courses can be adapted to utilize the local setting
  • Faculty is able to teach multiple modules.

Current Experience Scotland partner schools:

  • Lake Superior State University
  • Murray State University
  • Normandale Community College
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Ridgewater College
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Group Leader

The Group Leader is an important role, with responsibilities that include providing on-site program leadership, teaching and advising students, facilitating the development of a supportive living/learning community, fulfilling administrative tasks, organizing and supporting diverse curricular and co-curricular programming, and other duties. Group Leaders must be willing to deal with the many varied issues that arise as a result of both the academic demands of study abroad, and those that accompany living with student groups.

The Group Leader role is a semester-length appointment. In addition to providing ongoing leadership to the student and faculty experience in Scotland, the Group Leader will teach two courses. Please indicate your interest in the Group Leader role through the standard faculty application process. In addition to completing all requirements of the faculty application, please also submit a cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the role.

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