Scholar-In-Residence Program: Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado


Program Goal

This program sends scholars and professionals from Egypt and other countries to universities in the United States to internationalize the institutions’ campuses and curricula.  Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) participants typically spend three to ten months teaching and consulting in area studies programs, in interdisciplinary programs that focus on global issues, or in courses where participation of a foreign scholar can provide a cross-cultural or international perspective.  Preference is given to institutions that infrequently host visiting scholars and that serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible.
  • Scholar preferably holding Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience in the fields requested by the U.S. host institution.
  • English language proficiency.
  • Minimal or no prior experience living in the United States.
  • Credentials and ability to achieve the goals of the host institution.

Program Duration/Dates:  9 months (August 1, 2018 – May 21, 2019)

Grant Benefits

  • International travel for grantee.
  • Living stipend.
  • Health benefits coverage.
  • Other allowances.


In AY2018-2019 the Commission is entertaining applications on behalf of the below U.S. institution:

  1. Otero Junior College, La Junta, Colorado

Eligible Field: Social Sciences (Sociology and Political Science/International Relations)

Program Duration/Dates: 9 months (August 1, 2018 – May 21, 2019)

Special Eligibility Criteria:

–  Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience is preferred

Special Notes:

  • Otero Junior College (OJC) seeks a scholar in the Social Sciences to teach two courses per semester. In Fall 2018, the scholar would teach an International Relations course focusing on topics of diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power, conflict, international economy and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior. Additionally, the scholar would teach Introduction to Sociology course focusing on human culture, social groups and the social issues of age, gender, class and race.
  • In Spring 2019, the scholar would teach a Comparative Government course including topics of ideologies, political parties, interest groups and governmental institutions. Additionally, the scholar would teach Sociology of Diversity which explores relations regarding race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other diversity issues.
  • On campus, the scholar will engage in a variety of cultural events put on at OJC. The scholar will also take part in the Faculty Assembly and OJC’s mentoring program. Off campus, the scholar would speak to students and faculty within the local school districts about various facets of the Middle East.


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