International Management Visiting Scholar

Interested in teaching overseas? This Fall term 2016, there is an available opportunity to teach in Muscat, Oman. The available course is International Management and it would run from October 16 through November 9, 2016. This international teaching assignment is available through Franklin University’s Visiting Scholars Program. The Visiting Scholars Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and expert practitioners, and their counterparts at institutions outside of the United States. Visiting scholars and professionals develop international capacities related to: the global system of higher education, the pressing global issues related to their subject area, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

The Visiting Scholars Program is designed to:
• Engage scholars and expert practitioners in academic exchange relationships with faculty and staff from around the world.
• Enable scholars and expert practitioners to conduct partnership scholarship, investigate problems in new contexts, recognize different perspectives in teaching and learning, and communicate disciplinary ideas across cultures
• Promote increased cooperation and collaboration among U.S. based scholars and practitioners and their academic and professional counterparts at non-U.S. based institutions of higher education

Responsibilities of Visiting Scholars include:
• Teaching one to two sections per day during the week days (Sun-Thurs): This would include one two-hour section in the morning and one two-hour in the afternoon.
• Allocating at least two hours a week for office time for students – some have elected to do one hour each day after class.
• Providing seminars to the faculty, staff and students on a topic of mutual interest related to the teaching assignment
• Working closely with other faculty members at the host University – Visiting Scholars may serve as a guest lecturer in other courses
• Observing one or more classes
• Engaging in program assessment activity or curriculum review
• Contributing to tailoring exam papers and/or quizzes
• Overseeing tests/midterms and correction of all tests undertaken during the semester.
• Taking part in cultural trips within the country or in other parts of the region

International Management Course Description:
Topics covered include an introduction to international management and the multinational enterprise, the cultural environment of international management, planning in an international setting, organizing for international operations, directing international operations, international staffing, preparing employees for international assignments, and the control process in an international context. This course is required for management majors.

During the visit, Visiting Scholars reside in a two bedroom flat within walking distance of the College. It would accommodate a scholar visiting with their partner. Our colleagues at our partner College would assist in transporting Visiting Scholars to and from the college. The college also organizes at least one Muscat or near area tour for Visiting Scholars.

To qualify for these funded assignments one must have a history of excellence as an business leader/entrepreneur, effectively taught college level courses, met the academic requirements of the course assignments and have the ability to travel internationally. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the employment application and submit a CV.  For immediate attention, please use the job title “International Management Visiting Scholar”

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