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 center tutors, and peer-to-peer support all contribute to a student's success. Local community learning center 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 centers. Our students include refugees and internally displaced people living in refugee camps, urban centers and rural villages.  Across our many community learning centers, 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 Academic Program includes both credit-bearing and certificate courses.  Credit-bearing courses are offered with our partner, Regis University, which is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
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 academic program

Dr. Ami McNally,
Professor of Academic Writing, Religions of the World
Dr. Ami McNally's roots in education began at the primary and secondary level in both the private and public sectors. After obtaining her doctorate in Child, Youth, Human Development and Family Studies in 2000, she moved into college instruction. She has been an Adjunct Teacher Education Professor for Regis University for the past 16 years, teaching undergraduate and graduate campus-based and online Teacher-Education courses. She joined JWL in 2016 as Lead Faculty for Academic Writing and Religions of the World...
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The courses are available and delivered on JWL’s Learning Management System - Blackboard.  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.  Each course typically has about 15 students, is eight weeks in length, with additional time needed for grading.  Professors will need to dedicate about of 10 hours per week to teaching a 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 Marie Friedemann at



Diploma students give thanks to their professors