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KIIS welcomes faculty from all disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, law, business, and engineering. For KIIS Summer programs (4-5 weeks in length), each accepted faculty will teach two courses abroad; for KIIS Winter programs (2-weeks in length), each faculty teaches one course. Our course offerings vary each summer and winter so faculty are free to apply to teach on virtually any KIIS summer program (see "program exceptions" below). With the exception of language courses, all instruction is in English. Only faculty from one of the full member KIIS consortium schools are eligible to teach on a KIIS program. Faculty are not required to speak the language of the host program (the Program Director speaks said language). Instructors and Adjunct Faculty are welcome to apply.

KIIS takes pride in its high academic standards. KIIS regards international education not as "glorified tourism," but rather a meaningful intellectual and pedagogical exercise aimed at taking full advantage of the host country environment. All student participants must register for at least one course for academic credit though most summer participants choose two (the program fee is the same). Students need a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the time of application (though most student participants have considerably higher GPAs). KIIS adheres to all of the applicable regulations of its Sponsoring Institution, Western Kentucky University (WKU). WKU's academic and accreditation standards from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) are utilized by KIIS. Each KIIS course totals at least 37.5 instruction hours. Click here for more on KIIS academic policies.

Faculty members receive the following benefits:
  Teach two courses abroad on KIIS Summer programs (one course on Winter programs)
  Infrastructure already in place: KIIS handles all overseas planning and logistics
  Excursion opportunities in your field of expertise
  Roundtrip international airfare to the program site
  Food, accommodation, travel, and other overseas living expenses
  $2000 stipend ($1000 stipend for Winter) paid two weeks prior to departure
  Comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of the program
  Security and terrorism evacuation insurance
  Indemnified against liability
  Large pool of students from which to recruit (from among all KIIS member-institutions)
  Orientations provide an opportunity to meet fellow faculty members and student participants
  Great professional development opportunities

Please note: all faculty accepted to teach on a KIIS Summer 2015 program must attend two orientation meetings. The first is in Lexington on September 13, 2014 and the second is in Bowling Green on April 11, 2015.

Winter 2014/2015 faculty will first attend the April 12, 2014 orientation in Bowling Green and must also attend the orientation in Lexington on September 13, 2014. There will be a third orientation for faculty to meet with student participants in mid-November or early December 2014.

KIIS offers faculty teaching opportunities on the following programs (click on a program for more info):

Argentina Austria-Bregenz Barcelona Berlin Chile China
Costa Rica Cuba Denmark Ecuador Greece Istanbul
Italy (Summer) Italy (Winter) Japan Mexico Munich Paris I
Paris II Prague Quebec Salzburg Slavic Europe Spain I
Spain II Spain May (2 Week) Tanzania

How to Apply:
  Choose your desired courses based on: a) geographic location, b) academic focus, and c) expected student interest.
  Inform your academic supervisor of your intention to apply and provide him/her with your responses to KIIS "11 Questions" (below).
  Contact your college or university's Study/Education Abroad office to help familiarize yourself with rigors of international education.
  Prepare answers to these 11 Questions (you will upload your answers during the online application process).
  Prepare your CV (to be uploaded during online application).
  Complete your online MyKIIS application (you can return to MyKIIS at anytime by clicking on any "Apply Now" button on the website).
  You may apply to teach on more than one KIIS program (though you must complete a separate online application for each program).

Faculty Flight Options: KIIS faculty have the option of flying round-trip with the group (known as Option 2) or flying to and from the program site independently (known as Option 1). If you elect to fly both ways on the group flight, KIIS will purchase your airfare for you. If you elect to fly independently (defined as anything but both ways on the group flight), you will purchase your own airfare and then KIIS will reimburse you for the cost of your airline ticket up to the amount of the group flight. Click here for faculty flight/reimbursement details.

KIIS Summer Programs: Deadlines & Timeline:
  The faculty application deadline for Summer 2016 programs is March 1, 2015 (approx. 14 months prior to the program start date).
  You may apply online anytime between October 1, 2014 and March 1, 2015.
  Faculty selection occurs at the KIIS Board Meeting in April 2015.
  KIIS will inform faculty of acceptance decisions in May 2015.
  Accepted faculty please need to email their two syllabi to john.dizgun@wku.edu by October 15, 2015.
    (Note: In accordance with WKU policy, KIIS does not use a plus/minus grading system.)
  Accepted faculty must attend two manadatory faculty orientations: in September 2015 (Lexington) and April 2016 (Bowling Green).

KIIS Winter Programs: Deadlines & Timeline:
  The faculty application deadline for Winter 2014/2015 programs is January 15, 2015 .
  You may apply online anytime between October 1, 2014 and January 15, 2015.
  KIIS will inform Winter faculty of acceptance decisions by March 1, 2015.
  Accepted Winter faculty please need to email their one syllabus to john.dizgun@wku.edu by June 1, 2014.
    (Note: In accordance with WKU policy, KIIS does not use a plus/minus grading system.)
  Winter 2015-2016 faculty must attend the April 2015 orientation in Bowling Green and the November 2015 program-specific orientation.

"Program Exceptions" (from opening paragraph above):
  The KIIS Munich, Paris II, Spain I, and Spain II summer programs are open to language professors only (must be fluent and can teach      course in the target language).
  Language professors may apply to teach on any KIIS summer program.
  Non-language professors may apply to teach on any KIIS program except Munich, Paris II, Spain I, and Spain II.
  The Ecuador program has a Biology focus.
  The Tanzania program has a Public Health focus.
  The Salzburg program is geared towards music majors (both vocal and instrumental).
  The Argentina, Austria-Bregenz, and Chile programs each offer two Business or Economics courses. Faculty may propose to teach      Business or Economics courses on other KIIS programs as well.

Family Members
Spouses or children may accompany faculty members on KIIS programs. Faculty members are responsible for all related costs, including airfare, accommodations, meals, transportation, entrance fees, health insurance, child care, etc. Faculty members interested in bringing their spouses and/or children should contact their KIIS Program Director ahead of time.

Note: If someone other than the faculty member's spouse will be caring for the child/children, the faculty member must pre-arrange (prior to departure) on-site child care for the duration of the KIIS program. Faculty members may not rely in any way on KIIS program participants (i.e. students) to provide any form of child care (even if paid).

Questions: Contact KIIS at 270-745-4416 or john.dizgun@wku.edu.


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