JMU is proud to offer a unique summer study abroad program in Scotland that allows rising sophomores to complete 13 credit hours (four courses in four different clusters) towards their General Education requirements at two locations, the University of St. Andrews and the University of Edinburgh.  

The CGE and the General Education program are calling for applications for JMU teaching faculty for its Summer Semester in Scotland. Each year we accept applications for two faculty members to teach a Cluster Five and Cluster Four course respectively. Applicants should specify their preferred site and how they would incorporate experiential learning into their course in Scotland. All faculty who regularly teach in either Cluster Four or Cluster Five are eligible to apply. Teaching faculty in Scotland receive a teaching stipend (College summer rates), as well as have travel and housing expenses covered as part of their contract (meals are not included). The program dates are June-August. For more particulars, please email program director Dr. Raymond "Skip" Hyser.

JMU's Study Abroad Programs offer JMU faculty an exciting opportunity to work in an international environment, collaborate with faculty of different nationalities and educational training, live in the host country with their families, and experience everyday life in a new culture. Application deadlines for open positions are usually set once each year.

Selection Process

Interested faculty should complete the application form and attach a current résumé or curriculum vitae.  The Selection Committee, consisting of program directors, CGE staff, and representatives from University Finance, will review all completed applications received by the deadline.

Typically the Committee conducts brief personal interviews with the applicants. A personal interview with the Committee allows the applicant to expand on his/her interest in serving as an instructor in Scotland and in turn allows the members of the Committee the opportunity to ask questions of the applicant.

It is possible that the Committee chooses to interview only the top-ranked applicants. Applicants who are not interviewed and/or are not selected may resubmit their application for a later search. 

Once the interview process has been completed, the Selection Committee will recommend faculty to the CGE Executive Director who makes the appointments. Notification is sent by email and in print with instructions for accepting the position.

Submitting an Application

Each applicant should complete the application form in full and submit for the appropriate signature of approval.

Previous Teaching General Education in Scotland Faculty

Applications for Summer 2021 will be due in October 2019.

Cathy McKay Kinesiology KIN 100
Chris Colocousis Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 110
Liz Edwards Kinesiology KIN 100
Megan Tracy Sociology & Anthropology ANTH 195
Stephen Poulson Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 110
Erika Collazo-Vargas Health Sciences KIN 100
Aaron PeeksMease Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 140
Stephen "Kirk" Elwood Economics ECON 200
David Trouille Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 140
Bernie Kaussler Political Science POSC 200
Raymond "Skip" Hyser History HIST 225
David Trouille Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 140
Kristin Wylie Political Science POSC 200
Kerry Dobransky Sociology & Anthropology SOCI 140
Robert Lifka Kinesiology KIN 100
Jessica Adolino Political Science POSC 200


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