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Faculty Opportunities

 Japan Outreach Initiative

Valdosta State University has been awarded a grant through the Japan Outreach Inititative program for 2013-2015.  Ms. Ai Kataoka will be based in Valdosta, but she will be available to travel around the state to offer lectures and do activities related to Japanese culture.  Please contact Ms. Kataoka at akataoka@valdosta.edu  or through David Starling at dstarlin@valdosta.edu  . 

Faculty Development Seminars

Since 1995 the Asia Council has offered summer study/travel seminars in Asia. The target audience for the seminars is full-time faculty from University System of Georgia institutions with limited background on or experience in Asia. The aim of the seminars is to enable participants to create new courses focusing on an Asian culture, or to infuse more Asia-related content into existing courses. Seminars also enable faculty to establish contacts at Asian institutions with an eye to future exchanges and collaborative research.  Currently, no seminar is planned for 2015, but if you have ideas, please contact us.

Faculty Development Workshops

The Asia Council also offers Faculty Development Workshops here in Georgia. The 2015 workshop's focus is yet to be determined.

Link to the flyer:

Previous workshops have focused on "Teaching South Asia" and "East Asia."  Presentations focused on History, Culture, Geography, and Politics of countries in the region.

Teach in Asia

China

The 2015 Summer Study Abroad in China search for faculty has concluded. Stay tuned for the call to teach in 2016 summer programs.The program is sponsored by the Asia Council of the University System of Georgia (USG), and is open to all faculty and students of USG institutions. 

The 2016 program will looking for faculty members who are able to teach two undergraduate courses at lower and/or upper divisions. All fields will be considered, except science courses involving labs. Please visit the program website at for examples of prior courses and related information. The deadline to apply for the 2016 participation is April 16, 2015.  Please check back for an updated application form in early spring semester 2015.

The program will cover participating faculty’s travel costs, which include round-trip airline tickets to and from China, domestic transportation in China, lodging, entrance fees to cultural sites, and group meals. A faculty’s spouse may travel with the program but needs to pay the cost of all travel-related expenses.

South Korea

We are currently exploring options for 2015.

The program will cover participating faculty’s travel costs, which include round-trip airline tickets to and from China, domestic transportation in China, lodging, entrance fees to cultural sites, and group meals.

The Fulbright Scholar Program for 2015-2016 (Now Open)

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. There are awards in 45 specific academic disciplines as well as 167 awards open to all disciplines. 

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to participate in one of our weekly webinars. Each deals with a topic germane to the 2014-2015 competition, from regional and discipline information to how to fill out an application. For more information, visit our website.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website  or contact us.