Become a Visiting Faculty Member

International Educators Workshop (IEW)

If you are a U.S. faculty from a DIS Partner Institution with support from your home study abroad office, you are invited to apply to teach an upper division 3-credit course for one semester at DIS in Copenhagen.

This international collaboration benefits our own faculty, who enjoy knowledge sharing, and is intended to deepen our institutional partnership.


Proposed courses should complement the existing DIS Copenhagen curriculum and site-relevant, planning to make use of local and regional resources. Proposals should be submitted at least 18 months in advance. Applicants must attend an International Educators Workshop with DIS prior to submitting an application and please note:

  • Visiting faculty positions are limited to a few places each semester
  • We are currently accepting applications for DIS Copenhagen and DIS Stockholm
  • We do not accept applications for summer visiting faculty

Applications must include:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Statement of Intent:

  • What is your experience with international education on your campus, and with living or teaching abroad?
  • What is your level of familiarity with DIS? Have you advised, or approved courses for, students attending DIS? Have you visited DIS/Copenhagen?
  • During which semester(s) are you available to teach at DIS?
  • Why are Copenhagen and DIS the right fit for your proposed course? Include in your draft syllabus how you could incorporate local resources and European perspectives into your course.
  • What other expertise would you bring to DIS, including committee work, student affairs experience, teaching and learning development?

3) Proposed course description and a draft syllabus (if available) including prerequisites, relevant majors, and key readings

4) Two professional references: one from your institution’s director of education abroad or similar, and one from a departmental colleague

5) Student evaluations from a recently taught course

Remuneration and Benefits

DIS will provide you with:

  • Compensation equivalent to Danish faculty salary for teaching a 3-credit course and associated course activities will be transferred to you at the start of the semester
  • Reimbursement of round-trip economy airfare to/from Copenhagen
  • Partial housing stipend
  • Professional & social opportunities with DIS faculty and staff
  • Costs associated with participation in two DIS academic Study Tours

DIS will assist in establishing a professional network, in researching housing, and other practical matters.