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Postsecondary Level

Postsecondary faculty are normally hired directly by institutions, departments, or faculties. Recruiting services are sometimes used for administrative staff positions. Since many postsecondary institutions overseas are publicly controlled and faculty sometimes have civil service status, hiring may be accomplished through national, state, or provincial agencies. Foreign faculty members often have special appointments pertaining to their temporary and non-citizen status, and such persons may not be legally considered part of the regular faculty.

For regular academic positions, you should contact institutions directly as well as keep up with overseas opportunities that may be posted through professional and disciplinary associations and their news outlets.

Exchange Programs

The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) operates the Fulbright Senior Scholar programs, which are intended for established researchers.

Fulbright Exchange Program is the largest federal academic exchange program. The program is generally open to graduate students at the research dissertation stage and also to new scholars and scientists who are interested in postdoctoral research opportunities.

Hubert H. Humphrey Mid-Career Fellowships are managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the U.S. Information Agency.

National Science Foundation (NSF) provides information on advanced research and study opportunities in the sciences and engineering that are sponsored by NSF.

National Security Education Program Graduate Fellowships provides opportunities for advanced study abroad in subjects that are important to the national interest in foreign affairs, such as languages and cultures.

Teaching Resources listed on the Web site of NAFSA: Association of International Educators provides information on some academic and professional opportunities abroad.

U.S. Department of State Education and Exchange Programs describes the many study and exchange programs operated by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and its partner organizations.

Interagency Working Group on U.S. Government-Sponsored International Exchanges & Training links to federal agencies other that the State Deparment which offer study and exchange programs. Most of these opportunities are directed at graduate students conducting specific lines of research.