Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program, Ethiopia

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A Program of the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia 

The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity for a diverse set of qualified academics to advance scholarship in Ethiopia as full-time teaching faculty members at Ethiopian institutions of higher education. The aim of the program is to strengthen Ethiopian universities' capacity to teach and manage undergraduate and graduate programs and enhance research capacity within Ethiopian universities. 

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Program Benefits

Scholars will have the opportunity to engage in primary research with doctoral students, work to publish results, teach, design curriculum, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty at their host institution for one academic semester.

Program benefits include a monthly stipend and in-country advising from the IIE Ethiopia office as well as support from the universities, and the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia.

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We seek applications from a diverse range of qualified academics with a range of experience, including recent doctoral graduates and professors emeriti. Faculty positions are available in over 60 disciplines, with preferred fields of study including STEM fields, Social Sciences, and Humanities. 

The deadline for applications is April 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). Only applications completed by the deadline will be reviewed.

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About our Partners

For more information about our partner universities and opportunities available, see below. 

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Partners and Sponsors

This program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, Aksum University, Bahir Dar University, Dilla University, Hawassa University, Mekelle University and the Institute of International Education (IIE). 
  • Aksum University
    Aksum University
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    Bahir Dar University
  • Dilla University
    Dilla University
  • Hawassa University
    Hawassa University
  • Mekelle University
    Mekelle University
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    U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia