About programs

These tracks are intended for academics, who want to experience collaboration with ITMO University on a short-term basis.     

Join ITMO Short-term programs!

Micro Fellowship

Visiting Lecturer
General Description

One of the main aims is to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups, applying techniques that are fitting the research direction of the host laboratory. 

The applications aimed at developing cutting-edge scientific fields that fit into the strategic research areas of ITMO University would be given priority consideration. 

Interdisciplinary projects bringing together the strategic research areas of ITMO University (e.g. Computer Technologies and Controls,
Translational Information Technologies, Chemistry) combining Natural Sciences, Information Technologies with other disciplines; e. g. Economics and Society, Life and Health Sciences, will be also given serious consideration.

Focused on delivering specific expertise on a chosen subject matter, teaching workshops and/or innovative courses designed by the candidate, counseling and working with students in individual and small group sessions.

From lecturing the curriculum of double degree programs to presenting short-term courses, there’s variety of opportunities to contribute to topical expertise and cutting-edge teaching methods.

International professors can expect a student-oriented learning environment with an emphasis on real-world, global experience.

Please note: Courses must be delivered exclusively in English.

Eligibility
  • PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in world's leading universities
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position (or similar) at one of the world's leading universities preferable
  • H-index from 5
  • PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in world's leading universities
  • Without prior employment history at ITMO University
  • Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position (or similar) at one of the world's leading universities preferable
  • Original course-related books preferable
  • Recognized online courses preferable
  • H-index from 10 preferable
Contract Period
1 month Two-week courses (On special occasions: less than two weeks) .
Expected Results  (KPIs)
  • Number of publications (in Web of Science and Scopus data bases): no less than 1 in collaboration with ITMO researchers (young scientists, PhDs and MCs preferable) to be submitted within 6 months from the date the Fellowship began
  • Cumulative SJR of the publication with ITMO affiliation: no less than 1
  • Open lectures or seminars for the students and staff

Please note: ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program deliverables cannot be substituted for deliverables of other ITMO University programs (for the purposes of reporting). 

Min 3 ECTS (108 academic hours) course exclusively in English: theory and/or practice.
Compensation
  • Visa expenses, travel expenses (economy class), accommodation expenses (standard one-room apartment) for the period of 1 month in St. Petersburg**
  • 170 000 RUB salary (before taxes, equivalent approx. to 3 050 USD)*

* According to USD to Russian Ruble exchange rate on February 28, 2018.

** We cover all of the above-mentioned expenses but not more than 130 000 RUB for the stay.

  • Visa expenses, travel expenses (economy class), Accommodation expenses (standard, 4 stars) for the period of classes in St. Petersburg

 OR

  • 170 000 RUB salary for the course* (before taxes, equivalent approx. to 2 675 USD)*

* According to USD to Russian Ruble exchange rate on March 1st, 2018.

** We cover all of the above-mentioned expenses but not more than 170 000 RUB for the course

How to Apply

Before submitting the application, please contact the host Unit to plan a collaborative Research Project. Hosting Unit must confirm its commitment to work with the candidate by the Letter of Support.

The Letter of Support must include:

  • objectives and expected results of the Project;
  • Project duration;
  • expected KPIs;
  • the amount of money required for its successful completion;
  • signature of the Head of the Research Lab or Unit.
  1. Research proposal must contain:
  2. Project title, scope, and objectives
  3. Relevance to the international research agenda & ITMO University priority research areas
  4. Candidate research background
  5. Research plan
  6. Deliverables
  7. Budget

Details of application procedure and application form are available here. Application and all supporting documents to be submitted exclusively in English.

We expect the successful candidates to start their work at ITMO University within 6 months after the winners are announced.

Before submitting an application, please contact the host Unit and approve the syllabus for the course.

The department must confirm its commitment to work with the candidate with the Letter of Support.

The Letter of Support (in English) must include the name of the candidate and the potential course/module name and a signature of the Head of the Unit.          

Syllabus must contain:

1. Course title

2. Abstract

3. Relevance to ITMO University/ Host Department educational programs

4. Scope, topics, duration and prelim. dates, audience, prerequisites, learning outcomes, structure, grading rules.

5. Candidate’s teaching background

6. Software/equipment/literature/supplies that should be provided by ITMO University.