University of Alberta International

Academics without Borders

Academics Without Borders’ (AWB) mission is to support capacity development in tertiary education in developing countries, so these countries can educate their own experts and professionals necessary for their development. The University of Alberta is a member of AWB.

AWB carries out its mission by supporting projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, by working with talented and committed people there, who are initiating and sustaining institutional growth and change. It does this by sending academic volunteers to support these local initiatives.


Calls for Proposals 

AWB is currently seeking Project Proposals for Building on Established Relationships. 
Deadline:November 12, 2018

AWB is seeks project proposals for capacity building projects in institutions of higher education in developing countries, from faculty members and staff at universities which are members of the AWB Network of universities, including UAlberta. AWB’s funding covers a volunteer’s travel costs and living expenses.

This Call for Project Proposals is designed to build on established relationships between you and your colleagues at a tertiary institution in a developing country – the existing knowledge, networks and trust between you and the people with whom you have worked contributes to sustainable change.

The project must align with the vision, mission, and objectives of AWB.

Submitting a proposal is a two-step process.

The first step involves submitting a submitting a first stage application introducting a capacity-building project proposal in an institute of higher learning in a low-income country. If the proposal meets the eligibility requirements, the proposal moves to a second step in which AWB contacts the partner university and invites a more fully developed project proposal. 

See full details (download PDF) 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact UAlberta’s liaison with AWB:

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260


AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Ethiopia

Bahir Dar University has partnered with AWB in order to provide academic skills training in the recently established PhD in Law Program. The School of Law has requested the assistance of Academics Without Borders to engage volunteer instructors to co-teach (with a member of the Bar Dar faculty) the following two courses: Post-graduate Seminars I and II - Transferable and Academic Skills and Post-graduate Course 1 - Advanced Research Methodologies.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260

Details

Three volunteers are being sought for this project.

Applicants for the position must have:

- For Post-graduate Seminars I and II: PhD in English or Applied Linguistics or Education and the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent with a minimum of five years of teaching and research experience.

- For Post-graduate Course I: An advanced degree (while the instructor of the methodology course would ideally have a legal background, this is not a requirement) and a minimum of ten years teaching experience in research methodology at the university level. Extensive individual professional research is considered of critical importance for the position.

Deadline: October 29, 2018


AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Rwanda

The African Leadership University has partnered with AWB in order to help build a new registrar’s office on its campus in Kigali, Rwanda, and to advise on an evaluation of the strength of current structures, policies, and processes to determine whether they are sufficient and meet regulatory guidelines. 

If you would like to participate, please contact: 

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260

Details

One volunteer is being sought for this project.

Applicants for the position must have a minimum of a master’s degree and experience as a University Registrar or in a leadership position in an office of the registrar. Applicants with experience on multiple campuses are highly desired for this position. Must have familiarity with Salesforce CRM. 

Deadline: October 22, 2018


AWB Volunteer Opportunity in Uganda

The University of Saint Joseph Mbarara has partnered with AWB in order to:
  • Support a review and update and re-alignment of its recently completed five-year strategic plan.
  • Provide strategic guidance in redefining the strategic plan and developing a strategy for its implementation throughout the institution.
  • Work in partnership with the Quality Assurance Office of the University to ensure a thorough review of the existing plan, an assessment of best practices in developing an effective strategic plan and implementation strategy, and extensive stakeholder consultations with the faculty, staff, students, and community representatives.

If you would like to participate, please contact: 

Dan Fredrick
University of Alberta International
dan.fredrick@ualberta.ca
(780)248-1260

Details

One volunteer is being sought for this project.

Applicants for the position must have experience in strategic planning at the institutional level; relevant academic qualifications at the masters or doctoral level (Business, Education, Public Administration or a related discipline), and 3 years experience in a managerial position such as Head of Department/Dean/Head of Unit. 

Deadline: October 22, 2018