Global Academics

General Description

Global fellowship track is aimed to provide researchers at different stages of their career with an opportunity to collaborate with ITMO University on a regular basis. The track is focused on delivering short-term teaching workshops and/or innovative courses designed by the candidate, along with establishing collaboration with research groups of a host laboratory.

Contract Period: from 1 to 4 two-week courses.

Please note: Courses must be delivered exclusively in English. Expected level of English of students is B2 (in accordance with CEFR). We require lecturers to possess international classroom management experience and EMI expertise.


  • PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of work/research experience in world's leading universities
  • Teaching experience in world’s top-400 universities (according to ARWU, QS or THE World University Rankings)
  • Sustained outstanding competence in professional field
  • Experience of practice-based learning
  • Program track is open only for experts new to ITMO University international faculty programs (with no prior ITMO University employment/collaboration history)
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required

All the mentioned criteria are preferable but not mandatory. Outstanding applicants with other professional achievements, supported by extra documents are also welcome to apply.

Expected Results (KPIs)

Min 3 ECTS (108 academic hours) per course: theory and practice. 108 academic hours include students’ individual work in preparation for the classes and/or homework assignments.
Webinars prior to the course are appreciated. Please note that all lectures will be video-recorded for the educational purposes of ITMO University.


Visa expenses, travel expenses (economy class), accommodation expenses (standard, 4 stars) for the period of classes in St. Petersburg will be covered, within the limits of the following amounts (depending on the region of the participant’s residence)
  • Up to 130 000 RUB (approx. 1783 USD) per visit for residents of Eastern and Western Europe.
  • Up to 180 000 RUB (approx. 2469 USD) per visit for residents of Africa and Middle East.
  • Up to 250 000 RUB (approx. 3429 USD) per visit for residents of North & Latin America, Asia and Oceania.

IMPORTANT. Please note that the purchase of accommodation and travel is made directly by ITMO University only. Reimbursement is available only for visa expenses.

No reimbursement is available for travel and accommodation expenses. 

How to Apply

You may find the step-by-step instruction in the "Application" section. 

Applications are processed according to the deadlines. Please check “Dates and results” for the relevant information.

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