Scholar-In-Residence Program: Santa Fe College
Program Goal This program sends scholars and professionals from Egypt and other countries to colleges and universities in the United States to internationalize the institutions’ campuses and curricula. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) 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 holding Ph.D. with relevant teaching experience in the field requested by the U.S. host institution.
- English language proficiency.
- Credentials and ability to achieve the goals of the host institution.
- Applicants must reside in Egypt, starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes.
- The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin).
- Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the assessment and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.
- Note: Scholar candidates are excluded if they have had extensive and prolonged academic activities in the United States during the past five years.
- International travel for grantee
- Living stipend
- Health benefits coverage
- Other allowances
In AY2020-2021, the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt is entertaining applications on behalf of the below U.S. institution: Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida. Eligible Fields: Social Sciences, History, and the Humanities. Program Duration/Dates: 9 months (August 15, 2020 – May 16, 2021). Special Notes
- Santa Fe College seeks a scholar from the MENA region to teach history, social science, and humanities courses. The goal of this scholar’s visit will be to 1) educate the college and community about this geo-strategically important part of the world; 2) provide faculty professional development on Egypt, North Africa and the Middle East; and 3) strengthen the college’s curricular focus on this region of the world.
- The scholar will be responsible for team teaching two classes each semester with a Santa Fe faculty member. During the Fall 2020 semester, the scholar will collaborate in teaching the course “World History to 1500” and “Contemporary World Religion”. In the second semester, the scholar will collaborate in teaching a course in “Politics of the Developing World” and an “African Humanities” course. The scholar will also be expected to work with faculty members throughout the College who teach courses that can be enriched by a greater focus on Egypt and North Africa. Some of these courses may include Contemporary World History, the History of Western Civilization, Contemporary World History, Cultural Geography, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Introduction to Humanities, and World Regional Geography.
- The scholar will be invited to attend meetings of academic departments, the College Senate, the Student Senate, the International Education Advisory Committee, and other Campus-wide groups. In addition, the scholar will be invited to share his/her experiences and perspectives with student organizations such as the International Student Cultural Association, Model United Nations, and Phi Theta Kappa (the Honors student organization).
- Aside from the on-campus activities, the scholar will present and lead discussions at functions sponsored by the Alachua County and Bradford County Public Libraries; the Altrusa Clubs of Gainesville and Starke; the School Boards of Alachua and Bradford counties; the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville, Starke, and High Springs; the Chambers of Commerce for Gainesville and Starke; and the Gainesville Chapter of the United Nations Association.