Faculty and Staff International Opportunities

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) and the University of Nevada, Reno offer the following programs to faculty and professional staff members interested in helping to internationalize our campus. 

Visiting Professor Program (Teaching Abroad)

Academic faculty have the unique opportunity to support the internationalization of your departments and colleges by teaching abroad. Visiting Professors establish contacts with foreign colleagues, enhance their own foreign language acquisition, strengthen and support international education and study abroad on campus, diversify course curriculum, and develop international relationships for research and other purposes.

Program Details

  • Full-time assistant, associate, or full University of Nevada, Reno professors may apply. Faculty under LOA contracts are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • Teach two classes during semester programs abroad, or one class during the summer. 
  • Semester applicants and those on 12-month contracts must have approval from their Department Chair/Dean.
  • Applications for the 2019-20 academic year (summer 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020) will open fall 2017. The deadline to submit an application will be early December 2017. Sample applications from previous cycles are available upon request to help you with advance planning.

Please contact visitingprofessors@usac.unr.edu for an application or with any questions. Visit the Faculty Teaching Abroad page for a list of University of Nevada, Reno faculty teaching abroad with USAC in upcoming terms.


Faculty International Development Awards (Participate on a USAC program as a student)

Administrative and academic faculty may apply to participate as a student for one summer session in order to gain an understanding of the full USAC study abroad experience including the curriculum, integration opportunities, faculty, housing, and field trips.

Program Details

  • Administrative (professional) and academic (must be full-time assistant, associate or full professors) faculty may apply. Applicants must have the approval of their supervisor/Dean.
  • Recipients will receive a waiver to cover program tuition and included field trips, plus an additional $2,000 that can be used toward airfare, housing, and other living expenses. Housing, insurance, optional tours, and additional course costs are not included in the waiver, but can be paid for with the grant or are the participant's responsibility.
  • Preference is given to applicants with limited international experience and limited first-hand knowledge of USAC, as well as those working directly with students. 
  • Applications for summer 2018 will open fall 2017. The deadline to submit an application will be early December 2017. Sample applications from previous cycles are available upon request to help you with advance planning.

Please contact Sabrina Harris at sabrinaharris@unr.edu for an application or with any questions.