SJSU Salzburg Fellows

SJSU Salzburg Fellows Application  | 2015-2016

San José State University is inviting applications from highly-qualified faculty to serve as SJSU Salzburg Fellows during 2015-2016.  This is a competitive opportunity for outstanding colleagues from across the campus to broaden their understanding of significant global issues and to help globalize SJSU.

After completing a variety of orientation activities during the Spring 2015 semester, the new Fellows will attend an intensive week-long session of the Global Citizenship Program hosted by the Salzburg Global Seminar in Summer 2015 (July).  The session will be held at the Seminar's historic palace of Schloß Leopoldskron in Salzburg (Austria), the home of Mozart and a UN World Heritage Site located in the heart of Europe at the foot of the Austrian Alps.

Participants must commit to serving as Fellows for an 18-month period from Spring 2015–Spring 2016, including completion of a collaborative project with SJSU Salzburg Scholars (students) to promote global citizenship, positively affect the University as a whole, and strengthen their own abilities to live and work in a complex interconnected world.  

We expect to select 8-10 new Fellows this year, depending on available funding.  Different units on campus provide a variety of full and partial financial support to help cover program costs in Salzburg, but Fellows are generally responsible for covering their own travel costs.  Fellows may also utilize their own funds from campus, external, or private sources to participate in the Program.  All Fellows must secure the approval of their immediate supervisors and the Provost's Office to attend the session in Salzburg, consistent with current CSU regulations regarding international travel, and are responsible for obtaining valid passports and (if required) appropriate visas.

If you are interested in this special opportunity, please submit the required Application Package.  Completing your application online is easy, reliable, and completely secure.  Only materials submitted online will be accepted and it will help to prepare the required documents in advance so they can be easily entered and uploaded.  Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee composed of SJSU Salzburg Fellows and SJSU Salzburg Scholars from throughout the university.  Final decisions will be announced by the end of the Fall 2014 semester and the new Fellows will be expected to attend an initial orientation session in early February.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review information on the Program website (www.sjsu.edu/salzburg), including the SJSU Salzburg Video in Quick Links on the home page and the Application FAQs, and attend an Information Session (Tues 10/7/14 @ 12:00-1:00 in Clark Hall 412 or Wed 10/8/14 @ 12:00-1:00 in Clark Hall 412) before submitting an application.

Applications Due | Monday 10/27/14 @ 11:59 PM


SJSU Salzburg Fellows are selected as part of San José State’s efforts to develop a critical mass of change agents who will work together across institutional boundaries to globalize the campus in more coherent ways.  Fellows are chosen from different units all over SJSU—including senior administration, academic colleges and departments, student affairs, and advancement—because our Program focuses on strategies and activities that are intended to transform a wide range of curricular, co-curricular, and operational aspects in the University as a whole.

Participation in this Program is open to any employee of the University.  Preference is given to full-time staff who have excelled in their university responsibilities, demonstrated a commitment to working for the greater good of SJSU, and propose to work on an innovative project during their 18-month service as a Fellow.  Nominations and applications are usually solicited sometime in the Fall semester through a brief online Application Package, with candidates evaluated by a Selection Committee composed of SJSU Salzburg Fellows and Scholars.  Although the number varies each year depending on funding, as well as how many spots are allocated to SJSU by the Salzburg Global Seminar, we usually appoint 10–15 Fellows annually.

The new Fellows participate in orientation activities during the Spring semester, attend an intensive week-long session of the Global Citizenship Program at the Salzburg Global Seminar in July, and spend the following academic year working with other SJSU Salzburg Fellows and SJSU Salzburg Scholars on a variety of individual and group Projects to promote global citizenship, positively affect the University as a whole, and strengthen their own abilities to live and work in a complex interconnected world.

This brings the total of SJSU Salzburg Fellows to 113 since the Program began in 2006: 12 Fellows in 2006, 16 Fellows in 2007, 11 Fellows in 2008, 11 Fellows in 2009, 10 Fellows in 2010, 17 Fellows in 2011, 15 Fellows in 2012, 14 Fellows in 2013, and 7 Fellows in 2014.  In addition, there are several other SJSU faculty members who have attended one or more of the Seminar’s traditional sessions and also participate in some SJSU Salzburg Program activities.