Professors Without Borders is delighted to announce its first Teaching Programme in Dakar, Senegal. This year, we have partnered with Clubs scientifiques du Senegal and Lecturers Without Borders (SciEd network) to offer short courses and workshops to 75 students over one to two weeks – depending on lecturer’s availability – starting on 29 July 2019.
In January 2019 a workshop was organised together with Marie-Curie African Chapter, Clubs scientifiques du Senegal and Lecturers Without Borders in Senegal. This July workshop will continue these series.
We are currently looking for two volunteers who can design and lead workshops in one or more of the following: Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation, Big Data, Management and Technology for students in Maths and Sciences aged 17 to 22.
Our courses are skills-focused and interactive. The objective is to exposure students to new perspectives in their field, inspire them in their studies and empower them to take the next steps in their careers.
Professors Without Borders will cover all accommodation, visa and transportation costs
(Economy) to and from Dakar. Applicants must bear in mind that they may be asked to teach
with few resources available and that logistics within Dakar may require patience and flexibility.
We focus on skills-building and confidence-building in small classes of maximum 25 students.
Teachers must adhere to our teaching philosophy of being student-focused. Applicants with
experience teaching entry-level courses and who can lead project-based seminars are preferred.
An excellent command of French is required.
Applicant are asked to a send a statement of teaching philosophy (250 words maximum) and an
The main purpose of this role is to commit to teaching young adults for a 1 to 2-week period.
Teachers will have to prepare all didactic and reading material in advance to hand out to students
in a book that will be created by Professors Without Borders. Material must be ready by 15
July. Classes will take place over 1 to 2-weeks with opportunities to volunteer or travel before
the start or after the program ends. Teachers will instruct several small cohorts of 20-30 students.