Faculty Mobility Programs
The Faculty Mobility program offers six types of opportunities for faculty across OSUN, with priority given to collaboration in teaching, course design, curriculum development, and research:
- Junior Faculty Development Fellowships offer opportunities for faculty of global majority and under-resourced OSUN institutions to spend a semester or full academic year at any OSUN host institution. They target junior faculty in the first 10 years of their university teaching careers, including faculty without a Doctoral degree, who show strong academic potential. Junior Faculty Fellows have a reduced course load so that they can focus on building their teaching and research capacity.
- Visiting Faculty Fellowships expand course offerings and teaching capacity at OSUN institutions, adding global majority knowledge, teaching, and perspectives at universities and colleges in the Global North and give faculty from the Global North opportunities to spend time in Global South institutions. These fellowships enrich the curricula and student experiences at host institutions and build connections that may grow into new cross-institution collaborations. They may consist of either semester-long or year-long appointments with a full teaching load at a partner institution.
- Short-Term Visiting Faculty Fellowships enrich course content and pedagogy at OSUN institutions by supporting intensive teaching modules of 1 to 3 weeks that are integrated into courses taught at the host institution as part of their regular curriculum.
- Replacement Support Fellowships offer supplements to institutions who replace faculty on leave or on sabbatical with faculty from OSUN institutions, particularly from global majority partners. The goal is to encourage intranetwork mobility to fulfill regular curricular needs.
- OSUN Sabbaticals support semester- or year-long placements of faculty on sabbatical at an OSUN partner institution. Faculty may focus entirely on their research or teach a course each semester while collaborating with host institution colleagues on research, course or curriculum development, or civic engagement.
- Network Professorships are offered to distinguished faculty that devote about half of their time to collaboration with partner institutions across continents. Network professors teach at campuses beyond their home institution, offer OSUN courses, and collaborate with faculty on course design, curriculum development, and joint research.