UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

dalkeith classroomThe 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 (and often far beyond) the classrooms of Dalkeith House throughout the program's history. Faculty play an instrumental role in the Dalkeith House community, 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.

Applying to teach in Scotland

Teaching opportunities with the Experience Scotland program exist during either a full semester or summer. Faculty applications will be reviewed by the Experience Scotland Advisory Council. This selection process will be based primarily upon concerns for the development of a well-rounded study abroad curriculum. The Advisory Council will select faculty, and also determine which courses that person will teach.

Application process

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.

Faculty will be able to request that their applications be considered for any combination of the options below. Tentative dates for the 2019-20 academic year programs can be found on the program calendars page.

Fall (module one): This module runs mid-August to early September. Course themes must be related to the Edinburgh Festival. Faculty selected to teach during this module return to their home campus to teach during the regular fall semester. 2 positions available**

Fall (full semester): Faculty are required to submit a minimum of three course proposals, but are highly encouraged to submit up to five proposals of courses they are willing to teach as this provides the Advisory Council the greatest latitude in determining the best combination of courses for students. Faculty will be selected to teach three of their submitted course proposals. Courses are taught in a condensed, module format with each module lasting approximately three weeks. Faculty will teach one course at a time, and students will be enrolled in only one course at a time. 2 positions available**

Spring: Faculty are required to submit a minimum of three course proposals, but are highly encouraged to submit up to five proposals of courses they are willing to teach as this provides the Advisory Council the greatest latitude in determining the best combination of courses for students. Faculty will be selected to teach three of their submitted course proposals. Courses are taught in a condensed, module format with each module lasting approximately three weeks. Faculty will teach one course at a time, and students will be enrolled in only one course at a time. 2 positions available**

Summer: Faculty are only required to submit the number of proposals they are applying to teach, but are welcome to submit additional proposals. Courses are taught in a condensed, module format with each module lasting four weeks (16 class meeting dates). Faculty will teach one course at a time, and students will be enrolled in only one course at a time. 3 positions available during each of the two modules**

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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.

**Anticipated positions available based on previous selection and enrollment trends

Deadlines

All application materials for the Experience Scotland 2019-20 academic year programs must be submitted to the online application no later than Sunday, April 1, 2018. 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.

After reviewing applications, the Advisory Council will meet in late April to select faculty. Faculty will be notified of final selections by mid-May.

Eligibility

All faculty at a U.S. institution of higher learning are welcome to submit an application to teach in the program, but preference will be given to faculty who meet the following criteria:

  • Current faculty member at an Experience Scotland partner school (see below)
  • Courses appeal to a variety of majors at the various Experience Scotland partner schools
  • Courses can be adapted to utilize the local setting
  • Summer only: Faculty is able to teach multiple modules.

Applicants are encouraged to review current Experience Scotland course offerings, as well as this listing of all courses offered through the program, to better understand the diversity of courses that can be supported in the Dalkeith setting.

Current Experience Scotland partner schools:

  • Lake Superior State University
  • Murray State University
  • Normandale Community College
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • University of Wisconsin-Colleges
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Faculty handbook

The faculty handbook is designed to address common questions and concerns of Experience Scotland faculty participants, and to prepare you to have a successful experience abroad with the Experience Scotland program.

If you have questions beyond what is covered in the faculty handbook, you are encouraged to contact Sonja Johnson at sonja.johnson@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3238.

Orientation

You will be invited to attend an orientation session prior to your departure for your teaching appointment in Scotland to address any questions you may have about the upcoming experience. Further, you will participate in an on-site orientation with the Resident Director of Operations and Student Life, and Resident Director of the Academic Program. Our on-site orientation is designed to assist faculty in their courses, living in the house, assisting students, and engaging with and using our laboratory, Scotland. Faculty are expected to fully participate in all orientation activities.

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Contact Us

Experience Scotland
715-425-3238
102 Hagestad Hall

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