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Employment Opportunities

The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that administers the Semester at Sea (SAS) global study abroad program. With international headquarters located in Fort Collins, Colorado, ISE hires the faculty, staff, and professionals who travel aboard our ship each academic term as well as those who manage operations from the Fort Collins office. Find out more information here about employment opportunities both on the ship and in our home office.

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Faculty Positions

Teaching on a floating campus that is traveling around the world is one of the most professionally and personally rewarding experiences imaginable. Each voyage’s cohort of faculty members is composed of highly regarded experts in their respective fields and represents 20-22 different US and international universities.

Faculty Positions

Staff Positions

A wide range of professional staff positions are hired each voyage. The excitement of living and working aboard a ship, the experience of applying your skills in a global context, and the sense of shipboard community on Semester at Sea contributes to job satisfaction.

Staff Positions

Home Office Positions

Working for Semester at Sea and the Institute for Shipboard Education means being a part of an innovative and collaborative team. The home office is located near Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The vision of the Institute for Shipboard Education is to be the leader in comparative global education. SAS participants enroll for a variety of academic, career, and personal goals, which range from international skills development to cross-cultural exchange to gaining a deeper global perspective. ISE strives to attract the best professional faculty and staff interested in teaching global and comparative curricula, and in the management of a shipboard education program.

The Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage anyone, regardless of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by law, to apply.