American U: Intercultural Understanding (USA)

“JobMultiple Instructors of Intercultural Understanding, American University, Washington, DC. Deadline: 30 June 2019.

The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) at American University seeks outstanding applicants for multiple term faculty openings beginning in fall 2019. Each appointment is for nine months, and will commence in mid-August 2019 and conclude at the end of May 2020. The positions are full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointments. Rank and salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications. SPExS is seeking experienced instructors to teach Intercultural Understanding to first year students across a range of programs, including the Washington Mentorship Program (WMP) and the International Accelerator Program (IAP).

Intercultural Understanding seeks to encourage a better understanding of the dimensions of experience and belief that distinguishes cultures and countries from one another, and conversely, the commonalities that bind human experience together. The main objective of the course is to improve the intercultural competencies and communication skills of students, and to enhancestudents’ abilities to think critically and creatively about today’s social challenges. The course includes field trips, participation in cultural events, and simulation exercises.