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Faculty Opportunities

Please review NOVA’s Sabbatical Policy.

The Office of International Education and Sponsored Programs
is available to support your application process.

CAORC Seminars

Given ongoing pandemic and vaccine developments, CAORC has decided to postpone its upcoming Faculty Development Seminars to India, Mexico, and Senegal until January 2022 (exact dates still to be determined). As such, the deadline for applications has also been extended until Monday, August 30, 2021.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) provides community college faculty development seminars offering innovative, cost-effective programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula. These two-week seminars are offered in a variety of countries and disciplines meant to increase the capacity of global studies and perspectives in the community college classroom. NOVA has had several successful candidates attend CAORC seminars. You could be next!

Faculty Opportunity Alert!

NOVA is partnering with the Center for Global Education at Asia Society (CGE) which is a national non-profit organization that prepares students for work in the global economy. CGE has received funding to assist community college CTE faculty and adjunct faculty with internationalizing their curriculum. This new project will create, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate free online and in-person professional development resources and accompanying tools. It will also create in-person professional development workshops as well as modules and content for students. The Center for Global Education is seeking interested CTE faculty (full-time and adjunct) who would like to be involved in the project through any of the following ways:

  • Advisors/Content Reviewers: During the last week of October, CGE will virtually convene groups of CTE faculty interested in giving input into draft outlines for the online professional development modules and the student modules. If interested, you would need to review materials in advance and participate in a 60 - 90-minute long virtual roundtable discussion. (About a 2.5-hour time commitment total). Faculty from any of the CTE pathways are welcome to participate, but CGE is especially seeking representation from Architecture, Construction, Education, Health, Human Services, IT, Corrections, and Manufacturing. See all 16 pathways here: https://asiasociety.org/education/cte-career-pathways
  • Internationalized course curriculum examples: Through February of 2021, CGE is seeking examples of internationalized courses or stand-alone lessons/projects being taught with a global perspective in community college CTE programs to highlight as part of the training materials. Again, examples are being sought for courses in any of the CTE pathways, but especially from Architecture, Construction, Education, Health, Human Services, IT, Corrections, and Manufacturing.
  • Pilot participants: Finally, CGE is looking for faculty interested in being part of the pilot process to review the professional development modules in August of 2021 or piloting the student module during fall of 2021.

If you are interested in participating in the project in any of these ways, please reach out directly to Leeza Fernand, Associate Director – International Education at NOVA at lfernand@nvcc.edu. Please copy Heather Singmaster, Director of CTE at the Center for Global Education at hsingmaster@asiasociety.org.

It’s not too late to apply for a Fulbright!

An opportunity to teach and/or carry out research abroad for a semester or year

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines while forging lasting connections, and building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States.

  • 11 NOVA faculty and administrators across the College have gone on a Fulbright since 2010/11
  • NOVA has been named a top producing community college of Fulbright Scholar Awards in 6 of last 8 years
  • The Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 480 teaching, research or teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.

Please Contact:
NOVA’s Fulbright Campus Liaison
Leeza Fernand (lfernand@nvcc.edu)
Associate Director, Office of International Education, and Sponsored Programs
Fulbright IEA – Japan 2018

Please review NOVA’s Fulbright/Sabbatical Policy before applying.

Please note that COVID-19 may impact programming.

Are you up for the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge?

The Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge (GSSC) connects students in the United States, Jordan, and Iraq to collaborate virtually on a sustainable solution to a contemporary business challenge. Bi-national teams engage during a six- to ten-week period to create a sustainable business solution to a challenge identified by industry partners across business sectors. Throughout the challenge, participants will develop workforce skills, network with industry professionals, and participate in a virtual career fair. At the conclusion of GSSC, bi-national teams will submit a video pitch and business plan for their prototype to the Virtual Global Business Expo where the top three finalists will be selected by an advisory committee comprised of industry professionals and educators.

If you are a NOVA faculty member interested in connecting your fall 2020 semester students in this virtual exchange, please submit your application by May 31, 2020. Find out more about GSSC and contact Leeza Fernand with any questions.

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright offers over 500 teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.

US Department of Education-International Programs

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office administers Title VI (domestic) and Fulbright-Hays (overseas) grant and fellowship programs that strengthen foreign language instruction, area/international studies teaching and research, professional development for educators, and curriculum development at the K-12, graduate, and postsecondary levels.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

Provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for US educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

NOVA’s Educational Foundation: Faculty Grants

The NVCC Educational Foundation was established to provide additional financial support for the College's students, faculty, and programs. Created in October 1979 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, it strives to obtain resources from private individuals, businesses and other foundations to enhance the College's mission.

CIEE’s International Faculty Development Seminars (IFDS)

In-depth encounters with people, places, and issues that shape our world. Expect one to two intensive weeks of lectures by local faculty and experts from prestigious institutions, site visits that illuminate ideas explored in lectures, and opportunities to contribute to lively discussions with international colleagues.

US Institute of Peace: Grants and Fellowships

The independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP works to save lives, increase the government's ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduce government costs, and enhance our national security.

East-West Center: Scholarships and Fellowships

Offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships and educational exchange and professional development programs are available.

Intercultural Communications Summer Institute (SIIC)

Offers professional development opportunities for people working in education, training, business, and consulting, in both international and domestic intercultural contexts. One of the premier gatherings of professionals in the field of intercultural communication, SIIC presents a unique opportunity to explore the field and network with others in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers: Community College Faculty Development Seminars

CAORC offers innovative, cost-effective programming that helps faculty and administrators gain the requisite first-hand experience needed to develop and improve international curricula. These two-week seminars are offered in a variety of countries and disciplines meant to increase the capacity of global studies and perspectives in the community college classroom.

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