Connecticut seeks Faculty to Assist with Ethiopian Water & Health Programme

04 December 2013
Faculty volunteers are required to assist with short-term teaching in Ethiopia itself, and also with the remote advising of students on the programme.

The Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources (EIWR) at Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the University of Connecticut seek faculty to assist with either short-term teaching in Ethiopia, or to act as a remote advisor to students in the Water and Health programme.The Institute and graduate programme are supported by a USAID Higher Education Development grant, awarded to UConn and AAU.

Short-term teaching

UConn seeks course instructors who can travel to Ethiopia to deliver an intensive three-week graduate-level course as part of the Water and Health graduate degree programme between now and Summer 2015. Currently, instructors are required for the following courses:

  • Water Associated Diseases
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Molecular Environmental Biology

Instructors will receive a stipend and will be reimbursed for travel and living expenses. Individuals interested in teaching any of these courses should contact Michael Accorsi at for additional information. Please indicate the course and a three-week period when you would be available to teach.

International advising

Faculty are required to serve as international research advisors to Master’s and PhD students on the UConn Water & Health graduate programme. Faculty research advisors will mentor students through ongoing online collaboration and feedback and guidance is required in one of the following areas:

  • Water and Wastewater treatment
  • Water and Public Health

These positions are voluntary. Students have recently enrolled on the current programme and advisors are required to offer guidance to the students until their graduation in 2015. Interested individuals should contact Joy Larson at for additional information.