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The Center for International Studies has created a faculty exchange agreement with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a research university in New Delhi, India. The purpose of this exchange is to allow Grinnell faculty to get to know colleagues and students at one of India’s premier universities, with the hope that this will promote new teaching and research projects and a deeper, global understanding of one’s discipline. The Center invites Grinnell faculty in the Humanities and Social Studies Divisions—including faculty whose teaching and research does not include India—to express their interest in participating in this exchange, which will have the following structure:
1. A faculty member from JNU will come to Grinnell to teach a three-week short course in his/her academic discipline, serving as an International Visiting Fellow. This JNU professor will be hosted by a Grinnell faculty member in the same or a related discipline. As with other International Visiting Fellows, the Grinnell host will be responsible for introducing the JNU visitor to other Grinnell faculty and orienting him/her to our academic norms. The JNU visitor and the Grinnell host are expected to form a “team” to help plan the Grinnell professor’s subsequent trip to Delhi.
2. At an appropriate time, the Grinnell faculty member will travel to JNU to deliver a series of lectures within a regularly-scheduled JNU course, selected in consultation with the JNU faculty member who has come to Grinnell. Unless on regular sabbatical leave, the Grinnell faculty member will be expected to travel to India during a college recess period (Winter Break or Spring Break), and thus the length of stay in Delhi will be about two weeks. The Center for International Studies will cover the cost of transportation to Delhi, and JNU will cover lodging and food expenses.
3. The following departments and programs at JNU are participating in the exchange at this point: the Centre for English Studies (http://www.jnu.ac.in/main.asp?sendval=EnglishStudies) , the Centre for Historical Studies (http://www.jnu.ac.in/Academics/Schools/SchoolOfSocialSciences/Historical...), the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (http://www.jnu.ac.in/cslg/) , and the School of the Arts and Aesthetics (http://www.jnu.ac.in/SAA/) . We hope that more programs at JNU will be added to the list.
In order to express their interest in participating in the exchange, Grinnell faculty are asked to send the following materials to Lynn Stafford (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Center for International Studies by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2011:
1. A current CV indicating one’s disciplinary background, teaching and scholarly interests.
2. A working title for a group of approximately four lectures that could be delivered to JNU students. (This will help the JNU faculty to identify an existing course that could include the lectures.)
3. The particular academic year (11-12, 12-13, 13-14) and preferred time (i.e. winter break or spring break) to travel to India.
JNU will be sending similar information from their faculty members to Grinnell. The Center for International Studies will then work to pair Grinnell faculty with their appropriate JNU counterparts and will facilitate the planning of the exchange for each team. All Grinnell faculty who submit information for the exchange will be informed about whether a JNU colleague has been identified for them or not.
This is an exciting opportunity. If you have more questions, please contact David Harrison at email@example.com.