The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in Tunisia seeks to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Tunisia. U.S. Fulbright Scholars to Tunisia will find a dynamic, rewarding environment in which to engage in teaching or a combined program of teaching and research. Applications are welcome in all disciplines, and several disciplines will receive priority consideration, including: Computer Science, Information Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, and American Studies.
The Tunisian academic year is from September 2018 through June 2019 and includes three terms: October through December 2018; January through March 2019; and April through June 2019, with two, two-week breaks in winter and spring.
Teaching is in Arabic or French, with the exception of American studies, postgraduate business and common law courses, where English is employed. A few schools of engineering are introducing English as the language of specific courses, including the National School of Engineering of Sfax, the Higher School of Engineering and Technology and the Polytechnic School of Tunis. Obtain additional information on each award position and names and addresses of institutional representatives in Tunisia from CIES.
An M.B.A. is sufficient if teaching business; however, a Ph.D. is required for all other disciplines. Retired professors with a Ph.D. and considerable teaching experience are also welcome to apply. Top private and public business schools and schools of engineering shaped along American school models also accept M.B.A. holders and professors of business, science and technology. Professors with degrees in science and engineering are particularly welcome to apply to teach at private universities.
Class size and hours may vary from 20 to 40 students and from eight to 12 hours per week. The teaching load varies according to seniority and university, but all professors are required to teach at least two courses per semester. Award duration is ten months.