Faculty Involvement

Engaging our faculty.

The Trans-Border Institute works with faculty partners from across the University of San Diego on a variety of research, teaching and outreach projects. Faculty participate in our public forums, advise our research projects and help us to keep our teaching materials on the cutting-edge.

On the casual side, TBI hosts a "Salon Series" where we bring together nodes of faculty whose research and teaching interfaces with TBI for informal discussions and brainstorming sessions. For those looking for a more sustained engagement, each year we invite 4-6 faculty from across the university to serve as TBI faculty fellows.

The faculty fellows:

  • Make a minimum two-year commitment (we want to see publications through from concept to completion).
  • Serve on our curriculum collective – quarterly meetings with a group of faculty partners to discuss publications and curricula/design and monitor related research projects.
  • Develop a teaching module and critical case study for one of our seminars – image a presentation and related exercises for the seminar listed above (about 3 hours' worth).
  • Travel to Mexico with us and present your teaching module in our certificate programs (perhaps two weekend trips each year).
  • Participate as a "co-PI" and help to conceptualize and write at least one related grant proposal with TBI (the idea is that we would serve as a lever for your work and vice versa).

In exchange, TBI offers our fellows:

  • A research stipend.
  • Access to TBI interns and researchers for their work.
  • Exposure to leading activists, civil servants, and university professors in Mexico.
  • Travel expenses for their trip(s) to Mexico with TBI.
  • Guaranteed publication of an article or chapter in one of the peer-reviewed collections published through TBI.
  • Preference for funding in successful TBI grants and fundraising campaigns.