Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Jordan
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Jordan is designed to bring junior faculty in various discipline-based cohorts to the United States for intensive 10-week programs for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities.

The intent of the 10-week program is to equip junior faculty from Jordan with the tools needed to build higher education capacity within their home institutions and advance education for future generations. The program will also provide the foundation for junior faculty and their U.S. hosts to develop sustainable institutional relationships and identify areas of cooperation to foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages.

The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Jordan provides participating U.S. host institutions an opportunity to augment internationalization efforts by encouraging faculty engagement and relationship building endeavors with faculty members from Jordan.

Program objectives include:

  • Build higher education capacity in Jordan through faculty development and mentorship;
  • Foster sustainable collaboration and institutional linkages between Jordanian junior faculty and U.S. academics; and,
  • Promote mutual understanding between Jordanians and Americans by facilitating junior faculty engagement with the broader host campus community.
  • Cohort Disciplines for the Junior Faculty Development Program for Jordan

Two discipline-based cohorts, for a total of 12 participants, will spend 10 weeks at selected U.S. host institutions where participants will be introduced to new teaching and research methods, observe classes, attend seminars, and develop linkages with U.S. academics through weekly mentoring sessions. AMIDEAST seeks two host institutions to implement the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program for Jordan.

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Program components:

  • Orientation session for arriving junior faculty.
  • On-campus academic program designed to advance understanding of new teaching and research techniques and U.S. higher education with an emphasis on teaching methodology, pedagogy, leadership, grant proposal writing, and research methodology.
  • Mentorship by U.S. host institution faculty.
  • Cultural and community engagement activities.

Program Dates:

June 21 - August 30, 2020

Host Institution Proposal Submission Deadline:

October 15, 2019

Number of Participants:

Six participants per cohort


Contact Information: - Program Related Questions - Proposal Related Questions

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