ITMO University is looking for visiting lecturers to share their expertise on a chosen subject matter, as well as teach workshops and/or innovative courses of their own design. 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. The students' expected level of English language proficiency is B2 (as per CEFR). We require lecturers to possess international classroom management experience and strong recommendations from world-class universities.


Contract period:
2−3 weeks per course
Up to 4 courses in total
Work format:
No more than 1 course per semester
Course requirements:
Minimum of 36 contact hours with students
Remuneration (depending on format)
On-site: 170,000 RUB*
* Before income taxes.
* Or 50,000 RUB + travel and accommodation expenses coverage (economy-class tickets, as well as expenses for accommodation (standard single-room apartment) in St. Petersburg for the period of the course)
  • Teaching experience at a top-400 university (according to ARWU, QS or THE WUR)
  • Recommendations from previous organizations where the candidate has delivered courses
  • No prior ITMO University employment/collaboration history
    All aforementioned 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, as well as a minimum of 36 contact hours (direct work with students);
  • Webinars prior to the course are appreciated
    Please note that all lectures will be recorded (audio and video) for the educational needs of ITMO University.
ITMO University provides all participants with:
Visa support
From applying for a visa to obtaining a work permit, we’ll take care of all your paperwork.
Travel support
We’ll make sure you get the best flight and accommodation — and book it for you.
How to apply
Applications are reviewed by the program committee six times a year according to the deadlines.
We expect successful candidates to begin their work at ITMO University within 6 months after the winners are announced.
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