Teaching at International Partners

There are many opportunities to collaborate with Millersville international partners through participation in a visiting scholar program.

The opportunities below are open to all MU faculty. Some may be open to qualified MU staff. Additionally, there are positions which are advertised to outside applicants. 

See below for current opportunities and if you have any questions, please contact:

Christina Kinney, Assistant Director of International Partnerships
Christina.Kinney@Millersville.edu

  • Spring 2020: Xinyang Normal University - Filled

    Xinyang Normal University
    • Location: Xinyang, China (middle on eastern side)
    • Students: Up to 50 students in the cohort. Students are all Economics majors and have completed at least 1 year of university study in China. Various English proficiencies (though most will be at an intermediate level).
    • Housing: Hotel. Kitchen with refrigerator and stove, bed, desk. kitchen and bedding supplies provide. Dependents allowed to visit and stay in housing.
    • Courses: Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Money, Credit, and Banking; International Economics

    Visiting Instructor of Economics Job Description

    Screening Process: Applicant must 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.

    To Apply: Submit application items to Christina.Kinney@Millersville.edu. You will receive a confirmation email once items are received.

    Required Documents
    • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Reference Letter 1 (dated in the last 12 months)
    • Reference Letter 2 (dated in the last 12 months)
    • Registrar Issued Transcripts (all degrees conferred and in-progress)

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED:

    • Salary at $20,000
    • Total Per Diem for the travel portion of the position at $3,000
    • Flight to/from country and host city
    • Transportation to airport provided
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Visa costs are paid for and arranged 
    • Supplemental Travel & Health Insurance
    • Housing/Accomodations
    • Pre-departure orientation
      • Intro to the program and partner university
      • Overview of Chinese higher education system
      • Intro to Chinese Pinyin and Important Phrases
      • Travel Logistics, Packing, Electronics, VPS, and more.
      • Training on international partnership development
      • Seminar content and syllabus overview
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while in China

    Note: The credit is offered by the Chinese institution, therefore 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 2021: Chonnam National University

    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 CNU students. Class sizes are 10-40 students.
      • MU professors may recruit MU students to participate. Students will need to work with the Office of International Programs & Services to complete the process. 
    • Housing: Guest house on campus (optional). 
    • Courses: You submit a few course options that are general undergraduate-level courses, in order to attrach 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 2020. Submit the following items to Christina.Kinney@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. You will need to submit the following with your application:

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

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED:

    • Honorarium: $3,000 USD
    • Flight support: $1,500 USD
    • Transportation to airport provided
    • Supplemental Travel & Health Insurance
    • Housing/Accomodations or 1,000,000 KRW stipend
    • Pre-departure orientation
      • Intro to the program and partner university
      • Travel Logistics, Packing, Electronics, VPS, and more.
      • Training on international partnership development
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while in South Korea

    Note: The credit is offered by the South Korean institution, therefore 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 2021: Northeast Agricultural University
    Northeast Agricultural University
    • Location: Harbin, China (far northeast)
    • Students: Estimated about 20 students, all students are Biology majors, have completed 1 years of university study in China, various English proficiencies (though 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: (3 weeks) Flexible dates between December  - January 

     

    Description of Course: The international opportunity consists of international partnership developement and 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. 
    • Syllabi provided (Topics include: U.S. Higher Education System, Standards of Acdemic Conduct, Academic Resources at Millersville, and more).
    • Required Text: Cushner, K., (2016). U.S. Classroom Culture. NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
    • Text provided by the IPS Office for instructor and students

    Eligibility:

    This opportunity is available to any faculty, or staff with at least a Master's degree and teaching experience. Faculty from any discipline may apply. 

    To Apply:

    Send the following to Christina Kinney, Assistant Director of International Partnerships at
    Christina.Kinney@Millersville.edu

    • A short statement of interest that includes: (No more than 400 words)
      • Why you would like to participate in this program.
      • Your committment 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:

    • Visa costs are paid for and arranged 
    • Transportation to airport provided 
    • Pre-departure orientation
      • Intro to the program and partner university
      • Overview of Chinese higher education system
      • Intro to Chinese Pinyin and Important Phrases
      • Travel Logistics, Packing, Electronics, VPS, and more.
      • Training on international partnership development
      • Seminar content and syllabus overview
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while in China
    • Course texts provided.

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE CHINESE PARTNER INSTITUTION & CCIEE ORGANIZATION:

    • Flight to/from country and host city
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Housing/Accomodations
    • Small meal stipend provided (in Chinese RMB)
    • Emergency contact while in China

    Note: The credit is offered by the South Korean institution, therefore 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.

  • Spring 2021: Xinyang Normal University

    Xinyang Normal University
    • Location: Xinyang, China (middle on eastern side)
    • Students: Up to 50 students in the cohort. Students are all Economics majors and have completed at least 1 year of university study in China. Various English proficiencies (though most will be at an intermediate level).
    • Housing: Hotel. Kitchen with refrigerator and stove, bed, desk. kitchen and bedding supplies provide. Dependents allowed to visit and stay in housing.
    • Courses: Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Macroeconomics; Money, Credit, and Banking; International Economics

    Visiting Instructor of Economics Job Description

    Screening Process: Applicant must 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.

    To Apply: Submit application items to Christina.Kinney@Millersville.edu. You will receive a confirmation email once items are received.

    Required Documents
    • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Reference Letter 1 (dated in the last 12 months)
    • Reference Letter 2 (dated in the last 12 months)
    • Registrar Issued Transcripts (all degrees conferred and in-progress)

    LIST OF BENEFITS PROVIDED:

    • Salary at $20,000
    • Total Per Diem for the travel portion of the position at $3,000
    • Flight to/from country and host city
    • Transportation to airport provided
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Visa costs are paid for and arranged 
    • Supplemental Travel & Health Insurance
    • Housing/Accomodations
    • Pre-departure orientation
      • Intro to the program and partner university
      • Overview of Chinese higher education system
      • Intro to Chinese Pinyin and Important Phrases
      • Travel Logistics, Packing, Electronics, VPS, and more.
      • Training on international partnership development
      • Seminar content and syllabus overview
    • Trip management via Travel Registry
    • Emergency contact while in China

    Note: The credit is offered by the Chinese institution, therefore 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.