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Resident Fellows Program

(UPDATED, November 18, 2021)

Applications for the Resident Fellows Program are being accepted for the summer 2022 term and beyond according to the schedule listed below. 


The Resident Fellows Program at IAU is designed for visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. Fellows can integrate into IAU's existing academic infrastructures in France and Spain which include faculty, facilities, library, and archives. Many of the past Fellows worked on books or research projects, as well as collaborated with different IAU professors and students on various projects and learning activities. Fellows do not teach at IAU. However, in exchange for the fellowship, they are asked to provide one or two guest lectures to IAU students in their area of expertise. Faculty interested in teaching should consider IAU's customized/faculty-led opportunities. The Resident Fellows Program is available at IAU's Aix-en-Provence, France and Barcelona, Spain campuses.


IAU welcomes applications from faculty at participating U.S. partner institutions.  Partner institutions include colleges and universities with signed memoranda of understanding with IAU.  IAU will occasionally accept nominations from distinguished faculty from the EU, the Middle East, and North Africa. Ultimately the deliberations and final decision made by the Selection Committee are primarily based on the research project and the overall connection to IAU and our commitment to the languages, cultures, and history of the Mediterranean.   


While at IAU, the Resident Fellow can expect to:

  • Interact and consult with IAU’s experienced faculty
  • Participate in select IAU courses and programs at the discretion of those faculty teaching the courses
  • Promote the intellectual and cultural exchange at IAU through a series of public lectures in their field of expertise
  • Conduct smaller seminars and discussions with IAU students and faculty
  • Develop their own research during the Fellowship period
  • Participate in various excursions to neighboring regions with students. Some examples for the Aix-en-Provence campus include day trips to Arles, Avignon, Bonnieux, LaCiotat, Nice, and Marseille.


Interested U.S. Faculty must complete the IAU Resident Fellows Application and adhere to the deadlines listed below.


    • Fall semester and/or academic year: March 1 
    • Spring semester: August 1 
    • Summer term: January 15
Resident Fellows applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Any questions can be directed to 


Special Opportunity: Wine Studies Resident Fellow 

IAU is seeking candidates who would be interested in teaching 1-2 courses during a given semester or summer term. The courses could include any of the following:

WS 101

An Overview of Wine - 1 credit This course is designed to give an overview and understanding of the global wine industry. Coursework includes the history and culture of wine, wine vocabulary, label reading, choosing and serving wine.

WS /MKT 302

Wine Marketing and Analysis This course is a combination of lecture and professional tasting to analyze the quality levels, marketing of wine, import and export, sales positioning, and pricing structures. Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine. Course includes Field Studies to wineries and vineyards.

WS/HSP 307

Wine and Food Pairing for the Sommelier This course is a combination of lecture and professional tasting and wine and food pairing to Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine. Students will learn how the structure of wine and food complete a pairing. Course includes Field Studies to restaurants, wineries, guest chefs.

WS/BUS 310

International Wine Trade The "International Wine Trade" course provides students with an understanding of the business aspects of the global wine trade. Subjects include business planning, finance, supply chain management, wine as an alternative investment and how the media affects the pricing and buyer/seller cycle of wine industry.


If selected as part of this program, a generous compensation package – including housing near IAU’s campus – will be provided along with Visa support through our U.S. Office in San Diego, California.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, and one letter of reference to General questions regarding the Wine Studies Resident Fellow may also be directed to

IAU is accepting applications for those interested in participating as early as the summer 2022 term. The upcoming program terms during which a visiting professor will be needed, and respective application deadlines, are as follows:

Term                                                                  Application Deadline
Summer 2022 (3- or 6-week term)                     January 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Semester                                              March 1, 2022
Spring 2023 Semester                                         August 1, 2022