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Nomination for Global Scholars/Practitioners in Residence

The Global Scholars/Practitioners in Residence program seeks to attract talented individuals from academia or the professions who have outstanding international expertise to teach part-time while also serving as mentors to our students and resources for our faculty and the community. 

Global Scholars/Practitioners will engage with the campus and community through teaching, public lectures and joint research projects while drawing upon their professional networks to help our faculty, students and the institution as a whole develop new and fruitful external collaborations.

Nomination Instructions

Nominations will be considered for fall, spring, or the full academic year. Candidates should be nominated by faculty or administrators within the academic unit to which they will be attached. (Candidates must be non-Drake faculty or employees). Please submit the following supporting materials:

  • A nomination letter discussing the qualifications of the candidate and the expected contributions to the department and Drake University as a whole
  • Candidate's biographical information
  • A letter of interest from the candidate
  • A letter of support from the department chair and college/school dean

Nominations for the 2023-2024 academic year should be directed to Annique Kiel, Executive Director of Global Engagement and International Programs. Units considering a nomination are encouraged to consult with Annique prior to submission.

Among the criteria to be considered are the following:

  1. A record of recognized international leadership and distinguished professional accomplishment in any field.
  2. A documented commitment to international understanding and global citizenship.
  3. An ability to bring unique perspectives and experiences to bear in relation to relating to Drake faculty, staff, students and members of the local community.
  4. A willingness and ability to offer courses that complement the existing curriculum and meet rigorous academic standards.

In recognition of their contributions, Global Practitioners/Scholars receive a stipend, a travel allowance, an appropriate workspace in the host college/school, and access to university facilities. Global Practitioners/Scholars will be affiliated with an appropriate academic unit for at least one semester and offer at least one course per term.