Faculty and Staff Opportunities

italyThere are numerous international opportunities for Fresno State faculty to conduct research, study languages and cultures, teach or be a resident director in study abroad programs. Faculty can also develop and coordinate short term study abroad programs during summer semester and intersession periods.

The Division of Continuing and Global Education assists faculty in the development of short term study programs. Links below provide information regarding other overseas opportunities for faculty.

Funding opportunities for faculty

Administration

CSU System - Resident Director
(Academic year)

Requires a knowledge of the country and competence in the local language. Experience in leading student groups abroad is a plus.
Applications are due in November for the upcoming academic year.
Contact: Sarah Lam, Study Abroad and International Exchanges, 278-6452 or click here for full program description.

Short-Term Study Tours
(Summer or Intersessions)

Design 2-3 week study tours abroad for Fresno State students, which can also be open to other students from other CSUs. Faculty identify institutional linkages overseas, budget anticipated costs, arrange travel and accommodations, and get necessary clearances from their department and college. Faculty determine the study tour itinerary and ensure the educational value for students. The Division of Continuing & Global Education works closely with the faculty in processing paperwork. Contact: Cyndy Trent, Continuing and Global Education, 278-0333

Teaching

Teaching Overseas
College-Based Study Abroad Programs

Individual colleges select two to three faculty members from various disciplines to accompany Fresno State students abroad.

London Semester Contact: Carla Millar, Dean's Office, 278-3056
Switzerland Viticulture/Enology Program Contact: Bob Wample, 278-2089
USAC Visiting Professor

Fresno State is one of 33 member universities of the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC), which offers study abroad programs in 30 countries. With the permission of the Dean and Department chair, Fresno State faculty may apply to teach US students overseas. Contact: Russel Statham, Study Abroad and International Exchanges, 278-6452

For more information and to apply to be a visiting professor, click here for the application form.

Research

Overseas Research
Fulbright Programs

The Fulbright Scholars Program is sponsored by the US Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the United States and people of other countries. Opportunities are available from two months to an academic year or longer. A new short-term grants program (Fulbright Senior Specialist Program) offers two to six week grants in a variety of disciplines and fields. There are a variety of programs designed exclusively for faculty and professional in US institutions of higher education. Contact: Sarah Lam, Study Abroad and International Exchanges; 278-6452

Visiting Scholar

Through agreements with campuses abroad, faculty can teach or research at our "Sister Campuses" for short-term assignments. Our faculty normally participate during a sabbatical semester, using research grant funds they have obtained earlier. With permission granted at the School and Departmental levels, faculty are eligible for such short-term assignments. Knowledge of the culture and language of the host university is preferred and makes the experience effective. Contact: Russel Statham, Study Abroad and International Exchanges; 278-6452

International Professional Development

Faculty Language Study
USAC Faculty Development Award

USAC and Fresno State provide a development opportunity for faculty to study at one of the USAC study abroad sites in summer for three to four weeks.

  • Faculty must be Assistant, Associate or Full Professors returning on contract to Fresno State.
  • Preference is given to faculty with only limited overseas experience.
  • Participants join undergraduate American students in classes abroad studying foreign language and other subjects, with tuition waived.
  • $1500 is provided for travel or housing costs while abroad.
  • Participants pay additional expenses.

Contact: Russel Statham or Sarah Lam, Study Abroad and International Exchanges; 278-6452

Staff Language Study

USAC Staff Development Award

USAC and Fresno State provide a development opportunity for faculty and staff to study at one of the USAC study abroad sites in summer for three to four weeks.

  • Staff must have approval of their supervisor to be away from campus during this time.
  • Participants join undergraduate American students in classes abroad studying foreign language and other subjects, with tuition waived.
  • $1500 is provided for travel or housing costs while abroad.
  • Participants pay additional expenses.

Contact: Russel Statham, Study Abroad and International Exchanges; 278-6452

Visiting Scholars

Each year, California State University, Fresno invites a limited number of foreign faculty from our sister universities to come to our campus for direct collaboration with faculty for a period ranging from two to 12 months. The placement of Visiting Scholars is based on the research discipline of the scholar and Fresno State mentor.

While Fresno State does not provide financial support, Visiting Scholars have full access to the Henry Madden Library and computing resources as well as shared office space. Fulbright recipients, IREX sponsored scholars, or candidates being sponsored by their home universities are welcome to apply.

Application process

After establishing contact with the Fresno State faculty member with whom you wish to collaborate, submit the following:

  1. Justification letter, including the proposed duration and dates of your intended stay
  2. Copy of your curriculum vitae
  3. Two-page summary of your research interests
  4. Photocopy of your passport showing the picture and passport number

The Fresno State faculty member will then complete a Visitor Exchange Form, obtain all required signatures on campus, and deliver these documents to the Study Abroad and International Exchanges Office, which will then issue a formal letter of invitation and a DS 2019 form for obtaining an entry visa to the U.S.

Contact: Russel Statham, Study Abroad and International Exchanges; 278-6452