Traveling Scholar Program

International Programs & Services (IPS) assists faculty, staff, and contracted instructors to participate in international education opportunities. The Traveling Scholar Program provides opportunities for professional development and to collaborate with Millersville University's international partners.Multiple opportunities are available every year.

For more information contact International.Partnerships@millersville.edu.


Current Opportunities

  • Spring 2022: Xinyang Normal University (China)
    Xinyang Normal University
    • Location: Xinyang, China (mid-eastern China)
    • Students: Large cohorts of up to 100 students in each grade. All students are Economics majors and a portion may transfer to Millersville. These students have varying English proficiencies.
    • Faculty Housing: Hostel or Hotel (dependents allowed); Kitchen: Refrigerator, Stove; Furniture: Bed, Desk; Kitchen and Bedding supplies provided
    • Courses (6): Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; International Economics, Labor Economics, Intro to World Economy; Money, Credit, and Banking

    Timeline: Candidates will teach during the following sessions. Dates are flexible and take into consideration instructor availability. 

    • Session A: March to Mid-April 
    • Session B: Mid-April to Late-May

    General Schedule:

    • Arrival
    • Instructor Orientation
    • Session A Teaching Term
    • Session B Teaching Term
    • Departure Date

    Screening Process: Applicant submit a cover letter, resume, copies of registrar issued transcripts for all degrees conferred, two letters of reference dated in the last 12 months. Chosen applicants will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Final applicants will undergo background screening.

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED:

    • Salary at $20,000 (provided by host through IPS)
    • Total Per Diem for the travel portion of the position at $3,000 (provided by host through IPS)
    • Flight to/from country and host city (provided by host through IPS)
    • Transportation to airport provided
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off (provided by host)
    • Housing/Accommodations (provided by host)
    • Visa costs 
    • Supplemental Travel & Health Insurance
    • Pre-departure orientation
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while abroad

    Note: The credit is offered by the Chinese institution. This position is not represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and therefore is not subject to the terms and conditions of the APSCUF Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Summer: Chonnam National University (South Korea)
    Chonnam National University
    • Location: Gwangju, South Korea (Southwestern location)
    • Students: You would have a variety of international students participating in CNU's International Summer Session as well as Korean students. Class sizes are 10-40 students.
      • MU professors may also recruit MU students to participate. Students will need to work with International Programs & Services to apply. 
    • Housing: Guest house on campus (optional). 
    • Courses: You will submit a few course options that are general undergraduate-level courses, in order to attract a variety of majors and interested students. Teaching hours are 45 hours, 3 hours/day/4 days a week
      • Final notification of participation is sent in late April, after a minimum of 10 students have registered for the course. 
    • Timeline: 4 weeks late-June to late-July

    Qualifications: Doctoral degree with five year full-time teaching experience. 

    Screening & Application Process: In order to apply for this program, candidates must be nominated by the IPS office around mid-November. Submit the following items to International.Partnerships@millersville.edu

    • Short statement of interest of why you would like to participate in this program. 
    • Name of course(s) you would like to submit with your application.

    After nomination you will need to apply and submit additional paperwork including:

    • Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Syllabus for any class you would like to teach

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED:

    • Honorarium: $3,000 USD (provided by host)
    • Flight support: $1,500 USD (provided by host)
    • Housing/Accommodations or 1,000,000 KRW stipend (provided by host)
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while abroad

    Note: The credit is offered by the South Korean institution. This position is not represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and therefore is not subject to the terms and conditions of the APSCUF Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Winter: Northeast Agricultural University (China)
    Northeast Agricultural University
    • Location: Harbin, China (northeast)
    • Students: Estimated about 20 students, all students are Biology majors and are in their first year of university study in China. They have various English proficiencies (most will be at an intermediate level). 
    • Faculty Housing: Living room, one bedroom, one kitchen, and one bathroom. Within 5 minute walk of campus and grocery store. Supermarket and bank/ATM within 15 minute walk. Dependents are allowed to stay in the housing with the instructor, but must travel at their own cost. 

    Timeline: Candidates will teach for the following term. Dates are flexible and take into consideration instructor availability. 

    • Winter Session: Mid-December to Mid-January (2-3 weeks)

    Description of Course: About 15 contact hours of university seminars on U.S. Classroom Culture. See below for course details. 

    U.S. Classroom Culture:

    • Students will earn credit through the international university. 
    • Syllabus provided (Topics include: U.S. Higher Education System, Standards of Academic Conduct, Academic Resources at Millersville).
    • Text provided by the IPS Office for instructor and students. Cushner, K., (2016). U.S. Classroom Culture. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

    Eligibility:

    This opportunity is available to any faculty, or staff member with at least a Master's degree (any discipline) and teaching experience.

    To Apply:

    Send the following to International.Partnerships@millersville.edu

    • A short statement of interest that includes: (No more than 400 words)
      • Why you would like to participate in this program.
      • Your commitment to include insights gained during this experience into your course or work at Millersville University. 
    • A recent copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

    The candidate will be chosen by the Director of International Programs in collaboration with the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs.

    BENEFITS

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE IPS OFFICE:

    • Professional Development Stipend for $2,000
    • Visa costs
    • Flight to/from country and host city (provided by host)
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off (provided by host)
    • Accommodations (provided by host)
    • Small meal stipend provided in local currency (provided by host)
    • Pre-departure and arrival orientation
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while abroad

    Note: The credit is offered by the Chinese institution. This position is not represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and therefore is not subject to the terms and conditions of the APSCUF Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.