2014 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The U.S. Embassy seeks qualified Zambian nationals to apply for the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Scholars programs. SUSI Scholars programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions.  This program takes place over the course of six weeks, commencing in June 2014, and aims to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced professionals from institutions of higher education.
  • Must have a graduate degree and have substantial knowledge of the thematic area of the Institute.
  • Experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States, whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme.
  • Should be willing and able to fully take part in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
  • Should demonstrate English language fluency (participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions).
  • Have firm plans to enhance, update or develop courses and/or educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component
  • Have limited experience in the United States
  • Have special interest in the program subject areas as demonstrated through past scholarship, accomplishments, and professional duties.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Provide a short personal statement (one page) indicating why you are interested in participating in the program and what you expect to get out of the experience.
  2. Candidates should submit CV with the following information:

A. Title of Institute:  (See below for institute themes)

B. Nominees Full Name: should match his/her passport and should be presented in the following order: Prefix (Dr., Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss), Last Name(s), First Name, Middle Name.

C. Gender

D. Date of Birth (please spell out Month, Day, Year)

E. Birth City

F. Birth Country

G. Country of Citizenship: Primary and, if applicable, secondary country

H. Country of Residence

I.  Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal Considerations

J.  Contact Information: Home Address, City, Home Province, Home Country, E-mail, and Telephone.

K. Current position/title, institutional name, and country

L. Work Experience, including previous positions and titles

M. Education, and Academic and Professional Training, including degree earned and fields of specialization.  Degrees listed should reflect the closest U.S. equivalent.

N.  Active Professional Memberships

O. Publications: Publications should include the publication year, type of publication, title, and publisher.  (Please list no more than 10.)

P.  Previous Experience in the United States: Please list all trips the candidate has made to the United States and include approximate dates and the reason for travel.

Q. Family Residing in the United States: Please list any immediate family members who currently are residing in the United States, including city and state.

R. Evidence of English Fluency (e.g. personal interview, test score, etc.)

T. Personal Statement:  In an essay no longer than one page the candidates should describe why they wish to participate in a Study of the U.S. Institute.

Application deadline:  Wednesday, January 22, 2014

For information and to submit nomination documents please contact Cultural Affairs Assistant Austin Ngoma at 0211-357407 and via email at irclusaka@state.gov.