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BOSP invites faculty to lead both academic year and summer programs

Stanford Biology Professor Marcus Feldman, the Burnet C. And Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, led a short-term summer program in Israel in 2019. Professor Feldman took students to visit the Dome of the Rock—an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Image credit: Emma Rashes)

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is recruiting faculty to lead short-term programs during Summer Quarter in 2022 or teach for a quarter away during academic year 2022-23.

The deadline to apply to teach in these BOSP opportunities is February 15, 2021.

BOSP’s short-term, faculty-led programs are two-unit classes offered during Summer Quarter. Faculty leaders design and deliver a course in their own discipline in an overseas location where they have prior experience. Recently completed seminars were offered in Australia, Belgium, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Palau and Russia. Information about applying to lead a seminar in Summer Quarter 2022 is available on the BOSP website. For questions, please contact BOSP at

In addition, each quarter, one Stanford professor serves as faculty in residence at each BOSP location. Faculty in residence teach courses in their own disciplines,  incorporating unique features of the local culture and environment or providing comparative perspectives on a particular topic. BOSP reimburses transportation for the faculty member and his/her/their family and provides housing on location. General information about teaching overseas and application information for teaching during the 2022-23 academic year is available on the BOSP website.  Applications for faculty-in-residence appointments are accepted from any current Stanford faculty member who belongs to the Academic Council. For questions, please contact BOSP at

Due to BOSP program suspensions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of previously selected faculty in residence were displaced to future quarters.  BOSP’s Burke Family Director Aron Rodrigue said that BOSP has a limited number of faculty-in-residence appointments available during the 2022-23 academic year as well as a limited number of faculty leader opportunities for short-term, faculty-led programs during Summer Quarter 2022.