Voyage: 2015 Fall
General Responsibilities: The interport lecturer's primary function and responsibility is to orient the shipboard community to a particular country or region. Generally, the shipboard community will be interested in having interport lecturers discuss topics based on their own field of research and expertise. There may be a few times when one will be asked to give a general overview of, for example, the main challenges of a country, what will be faced in the future, a brief review of the political climate, etc. Since interport lecturers are often invited to be guest speakers in various classes, it is suggested that they familiarize themselves with the course listing and the roster of faculty members, to assess which subjects are being taught.
General responsibilities may include:
Present keynote lectures in the Global Comparative Lens Courses (a three-credit course in which all students enroll), and guest lectures in various other classes as requested by individual faculty members.
Present lectures in the Explorer Seminar program, which is an informal educational program held each evening.
Be available for informal discussions with individual students, faculty and staff.
Suggest field experiences in the ports of call.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidate should be a native of a country on the itinerary or at the very least have a significant level of international expertise/experience in one of the countries and/or major geographical areas of focus.
Candidate should be a stimulating speaker, with a good command of the English language.
A record of scholarly or professional accomplishment.
A demonstrated record of ability to work with undergraduate students in a close environment.
Position Type: Interport Lecturer Position
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