Become a professor

JWL’s International Faculty are drawn from institutions of higher education from around the world. A key feature of the JWL model is the collaborative learning support available to students. Faculty, many of whom volunteer their time, along with online tutors, local community learning centre tutors, and peer-to-peer support all contribute to a student's success. Local community learning centre staff includes Coordinators, Academic Tutors, IT support staff, and Facilitators.

Over 50% of JWL adult learners are female students.  Students come from nearly 40 countries, and presently live ‘at the margins’ in the various locations where JWL has community learning centres. Our students include refugees and internally displaced persons living in refugee camps, urban centers and rural villages.  JWL students come from a range of educational backgrounds. In a given Diploma course, students could be seated across a wide range of time zones, come from diverse culture and religious backgrounds as well as from different continents.

Interested in becoming a professor for Jesuit Worldwide Learning?

The JWL programme includes both credit-bearing and certificate courses.  Credit-bearing courses are offered with our partners, Regis University (USA), which is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the Newman Institute (Sweden) and starting in 2020 with Xavier University Bhubaneswar (India).

All Courses have been developed within the framework of Ignatian pedagogy that seeks to develop the whole person, or cura personalis. Within each course and across the curriculum, student learning is structured around the concepts of experience, reflection and action.

Our programmes

Michael Fanning teaches graduate courses in Project Management and Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University (USA). He first came into contact with JWL students when serving on the Admission Review Committee. Their honesty, resilience, courage, hope, eagerness to learn and sense of fairness inspired him to provide support to the JWL mission by becoming a faculty member of the Liberal Studies programme…
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The courses are available and delivered on JWL’s Learning Management System - either JWL Humanitarian e-Learning Platform (JWL HeLP) or Canvas.  After faculty interest and qualifications are confirmed, the professor will receive a contract and information about log in and password credentials as well as access information.  Academic credit -bearing courses typically have about 15 to 20 students, are eight to ten weeks in length, with additional time needed for grading.  Professional Certificate courses are in a blended-learning format supported with a local Learning Facilitator, have about 20 to 24 students and are 24 weeks in length.  Professors will need to dedicate about of 7 to 10 hours per week for teaching one JWL course. 

If you are interested in becoming a professor, please fill out this online registration form.

For more information about becoming a professor, please contact Dr Stefan Hengst SJ

Click here to check out our  current vacancies. 



Diploma students give thanks to their professors