Grinnell's academic departments regularly invite international visiting fellows to campus to teach a short course or team-teach an existing course. The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) funds approximately 10 visits per year and also collaborates with departments to bring year-long visiting faculty.
Grinnell’s language departments bring language teaching assistants each year. These are native speakers who teach part-time and also take courses part-time. Language assistants help students practice oral, listening, reading, and writing skills. They are an invaluable asset to language learning at Grinnell.
The International Visiting Fellows program allows Grinnell faculty to bring scholars and artists from international locations to Grinnell, for a minimum stay of two weeks to teach a short course or course unit within an existing academic department. Fellows also give a public presentation during their stay on campus. This is an excellent way to complement a department’s curriculum and to introduce students to a scholar or artist who works outside the United States.
Endowed in honor of John Reardon Heath, Grinnell Class of 1919, who was an active member and President of the Grinnell Board of Trustees and gave steadfast support to Grinnell’s long and continuing engagement with the world, the Heath Professorship bring to Grinnell College the most distinguished international figures for a semester-length stay.
International Visiting Scholars Program Guidelines
Identify a Scholar or Artist - International Visiting Fellows are typically identified by Grinnell faculty. However, the IGE will help identify suitable scholars and artists using its own international network of universities and contacts.
Honorarium and subsidies - Each visiting fellow receives a $1000 honorarium for each week of teaching at the College. IGE also pays for flights and ground transportation and provides housing and a food allowance during the fellow's stay in Grinnell.
Lengths of stay - Fellows generally stay between three and six weeks. IGE can discuss special requests for a longer visit.
For more information, contact Lynn Stafford in the Institute for Global Engagement.