Consider applying if you:
- Are a graduate student or a (non-tenure-track) lecturer on the Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) campus or you are a current Indiana high school teacher, specializing in one or more of the program's target languages
- Have the desire to work with high school students
- Can demonstrate excellence in teaching
- Have native or near-native mastery of the target language
- Consider yourself an excellent colleague to others, possessing the flexibility, patience, and open-mindedness to work closely and harmoniously within a team of two (2) to four (4) instructors, as well as with Onsite Coordinators and host families
- Can commit to intensive pre-departure preparation, including four (4) all-day training and orientation sessions on Sundays in January, February, March and April
- Can handle stress well, juggle several roles at once (i.e. instructor, administrator, mentor, etc.)
- Are able to manage a schedule that requires attention to student needs during off-hours
- Possess or would be able to obtain appropriate passport and visa (if applicable) documents in order to enter the host country and to re-enter the United States after the programs end
Please read the full IUHPFL Instructor Job Description
Instructors’ daily tasks onsite include:
- Teach and/or co-teach one or two courses to different groups of students daily. IUHPFL course subjects are: Culture, Grammar, Linguistics/Phonetics, Literature, and Communication. Each instructor develops his/her own course materials and submits them in digital format to the IUHPFL Office in March for printing
- Facilitate or lead Afternoon Activities in sports, choir, theater, dance and/or art
- Accompany students on several excursions to regional destinations
- Lead a weekly Support & Success Group for a small number of students in order to help them acclimate to their surroundings, practice their conversation skills in the language, set personal and academic goals, and celebrate their successes
- Serve in Coordinator Roles to help administer IUHPFL abroad: Student Coordinator, Financial Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator or Public Relations Coordinator
- Work with Onsite Coordinators in host cities to carry out the program calendar and to collaborate with host families
- Communicate with the IUHPFL Office through weekly reports, emails, and video chat in order to relay updates and respond to urgent matters
Instructors who commit to work for IUHPFL in Summer 2023, must attend the following events:
Instructor Training Sessions (8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at Leo Dowling International Center on IUB campus):
- Sunday, January 29th, 2023
- Sunday, February 19th, 2023
- Sunday, March 26th, 2023
Student-Guardian Orientation (8:30 am arrival time for instructors to 4:00 pm, at the Indiana Memorial Union on IUB campus):
- Sunday, April 16th, 2023 - All programs
Instructors also agree to screen typically 10 student application dossiers during Winter Break in December and early January.
Applicants are required to obtain a recommendation from two (2) professional references, as identified below. These individuals must submit their recommendations using the IUHPFL Online Reference Form. (No recommendation letters please.) Applicants are responsible for sending the link to their references and ensuring they submit the form by October 15th.
For Indiana high school teachers, recommendations should be from a:
- Current school principal or supervisor who is familiar with applicant's teaching and leadership abilities AND
- Former supervisor who is familiar with with applicant's teaching and leadership abilities OR
- Professional colleague who is directly familiar with applicant's work ethic, teaching, ability to work with students, etc.
For Indiana University graduate students and non-tenure track faculty, the two (2) references should include a:
- Current supervisor who is familiar with applicant's teaching and leadership abilities AND
- Former supervisor who is familiar with applicant's teaching and leadership abilities OR
- Current professional colleague who is directly familiar with applicant's work ethic, teaching, ability to work with students, etc. OR
- Past or current professor familiar with applicant's work as a graduate student
The starting salary for IUHPFL instructors in Summer 2022 was $3,600. The salary for this cycle has not yet been determined.
Additionally, the program covers:
- international flights to and from the host country
- all approved program-related travel
- and three (3) meals per day during the program dates.
By accepting an appointment with IUHPFL, applicants are committing to:
Ensure that their personal passport and visa requirements are met in accordance with the mandates of their assigned host countries and inform the Managing Director immediately of any issues
Cease applications to other spring/summer positions that would prevent them from meeting all of their IUHPFL obligations
Disclose any current or future changes in their present employment position or course of study that might prevent them from meeting their IUHPFL obligations or affect their eligibility to work for the program
Instructors for the program will need to be familiar with the following:
Applicants are encouraged to dialogue with previous IUHPFL instructors to understand the time commitment, effort, and energy level required prior to, during, and after the summer programs.
As part of their appointment, IUHPFL instructors will be asked to screen approximately ten (10) dossiers of prospective IUHPFL participants over Winter Break in December and early January.
Sometimes there are more applicants than there are open instructor positions, in which case some applicants might be asked to act as alternate instructors:
Alternates do not attend Instructor Training sessions or Student-Guardian Orientation
They do read all program-related materials thoroughly and keep in touch with the Office regarding their availability should they be needed
IUHPFL instructor agreements are signed in December and are valid for one program cycle only. Re-appointment is contingent upon job performance and student enrollment.