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Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

*** The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program.***

Program Summary:

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses.

Program Activities:

Teaching will be the selected scholar’s foremost responsibility. The scholar will teach one of the following core courses: Human Biology, General Biology I, or Human Anatomy and Physiology I. The scholar will connect with local secondary schools, to help strengthen local “pre-college” experiences. Other likely organizations to engage the scholar include Welcome Dayton – Immigrant Friendly City, the Dayton Council on World Affairs, and organizations represented by the Sinclair Biotechnology Advisory Board

Name of Host Institution: Sinclair Community College

Program Dates: The program will take place from August 2023 to May 2024.

Program Length in Months: 10

Eligibility and Candidate Profile:

The U.S. Embassy is seeking to recruit a scholar in the field of Biology to teach courses in the biology department and provide an international perspective. During fall semester, the scholar will team teach two sections of the following core courses: BIO 1107 (Human Biology), BIO 1111 (General Biology I) or BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I). The scholar will then independently teach two of the afore mentioned courses during spring semester. Additionally, the scholar will assist the instructor teaching the laboratory course that corresponds with BIO 1107, BIO 1111 and/or the lab for BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I) for 2-4 hours per week both fall and spring semesters. He/She will also assist in the revision of BIO 1111 and BIO 1121, helping to update and internationalize curriculum to better align with the cultural diversity and global citizenship outcome required for all general education courses.

  1. The S-I-R is open to scholars in the field of Biology and without regard to gender or age.
  2. Applicants must be citizens The United Republic of Tanzania
  3. Applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s degree in Biology, Anatomy or related field required. PhD preferred.
  4. Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience in biology and/or anatomy and physiology is preferred.
  5. A demonstrated commitment to improving student learning through innovative strategies shown to help students succeed at the course and program level.
  6. Effective communication skills and interpersonal skills with the capacity to work successfully in a culturally diverse college community.
  7. Must posses demonstrated skills in using modern educational technology, including multimedia-based instruction.
  8. Experience with up-to-date pedagogical teaching techniques required.
  9. Sinclair will require a 15-minute teaching demonstration over a biological concept during the interview and final selection process. The specific topic of teaching demonstration will be communicated to the candidate at last one week prior to the interview.
  10. Preference will be given to candidates who have had no experience or limited experience in the U.S.
  11. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their teaching appointments and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  12. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.

Plans for Other Campus Activities:

The project team will work with the Sinclair Provost Council and the Center for Teaching and Learning to connect the Scholar to campus organizations and activities. The scholar will lead two Global Awareness events, scheduled as part of the regular “Sinclair Talks “presentations to the campus wide community. Sinclair Talks are one-hour lectures/presentations with a Q & A session on a variety of topics open to all Sinclair students, faculty, and staff. Further, the scholar will speak at Career Community Days regarding jobs and career paths for biology and health science students. The scholar will engage with student organizational such as the International Student Organization (ISO), Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society), and Biotech Club (academic program specific club). The Global Studies certificate program will invite the scholar to student events. The Chief Diversity Officer will encourage the scholar to join their guest-speaker series for the 2023-2024 diversity programming lineup.

Community Outreach:

Sinclair’s community partners are eager to welcome the scholar into their organizations, both to enrich the scholar’s stay and to have the scholar be a resource to the community. Several Sinclair biology courses (including BIO 1107, BIO 1111, and BIO 1121) are taught at area high schools through the Tech Prep pathway and/or College Credit Plus (CCP). The scholar will serve as a guest speaker at local career technical centers and regional K-12 to engage students on topics within biology and their specific research interests. Other likely organizations to engage the scholar include Welcome Dayton – Immigrant Friendly City, and the Dayton Council on World Affairs. Additionally, the scholar will have opportunities to interact with the community during STEM-related outreach events in which he/she will facilitate lab activities to promote STEM among school-aged children and adults, such as the annual Super Science Saturday event, held at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.


Applications must be submitted online https://apply.iie.org/sir and include three letters of recommendation on behalf of the candidate. One letter must be from the scholar’s home institution stating that the scholar will receive leave of absence if selected for the Fulbright grant

Deadline for submission of applications is February 28, 2023.

Questions about the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence can be addressed to U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam by email at drs_exchanges@state.gov