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What Is Customized Faculty Mobility?

When KPU faculty arrange an opportunity to teach for 1-4 weeks at a partner university abroad, outside of existing opportunities, we refer to that as customized faculty mobility. Short-term opportunities teaching abroad is a fantastic way for KPU faculty to go international and enrich their scholarship through cultural and academic immersion.

These opportunities are generally arranged on a case-by-case basis, with support from the Office of Global Engagement and KPU’s global partners. If you’re interested, get in touch to explore your options.

On occasion, there are also existing short-term teaching programs run by KPU partner institutions. These usually have a different application process. Check out the Partner Opportunities section.

Who Can Take on a Faculty Mobility Opportunity?

Each opportunity will usually have its own set of requirements, in some cases Faculty may be required to have regular full-time status (NR2). All KPU faculty, with approval from their dean, are encouraged to express interest and apply. The Office of Global Engagement will work with each faculty member to find the right opportunity for their situation.

Where Can I Go?

Kwantlen Polytechnic University currently has partnerships with 70+ institutions from around the world, so you’ve got plenty of options.

Have something else in mind? No problem—if the opportunity you’re envisioning doesn’t already exist, the Global Engagement team can work with you to make it happen.

What Funding Is Available?

Funding from the Global Mobility Fund can be used for a customized faculty mobility opportunity.  

What Is the Application Deadline?

As the customized teaching opportunities are organized on a case-by-case basis, there are no strict deadlines. However, we suggest that you get in touch with the Office of Global Engagement at least 6 months before you hope to go.

How Do I Get Started?

Your first step is to determine where, or when, you’d like to go for a short-term teaching experience. Then, get in touch with the Office of Global Engagement. We can help you explore your options, arrange an opportunity with the partner institution, and advise you on any matters pertaining to faculty mobility.

To express interest in applying and to learn more please contact the Global Development Managers in the Office of Global Engagement.