The University of Parma launches its TeachInParma call for Visiting Professors
Fifteen international Visiting Professors openings for teachers at the University of Parma’s PhD programmes, thanks to a three-year sponsorship by the Cariparma foundation.
The goal of the TeachInParma project is to recruit Visiting Professors for the period 2017-2020 through a one-year renewable teaching contract, in order to further elevate the international dimension of the PhD programmes of the University of Parma. The 15 openings in 15 different scientific and research fields will involve almost all the PhD courses at the University. The Call deadline is February 28th 2017, and the Visiting Professors are to initiate their activities in Parma next autumn.
This project offers a unique opportunity to raise the internationalisation level of the University of Parma, in light of the substantial increase of the attractiveness of University’s programmes. It also presents the chance to develop strategic competences in the research areas that are currently underdeveloped or lacking at the University. The Professors, chosen among the finest prospects at international level, in addition to the instruction and seminar activities, will supervise the PhD students at the University of Parma and will welcome them at their home Universities for research periods ranging from 6 months to 2 years.
The Visiting Professors will also be required to contribute with participating at international consortia and European funding opportunities calls for proposals (such as the Horizon2020 programme), in collaboration with their Parma colleagues.
The project, with the support of the Cariparma Foundation, is part of the University of Parma’s Internationalisation Strategy. The University of Parma’s internationalisation trends have been on the rise since 1980, and the University has identified three strategic objectives for the next three-year period:
- consolidation of the internationalisation policies related to student mobility and internationalisation of the study programmes (aimed at increasing the participation at European calls such as Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Erasmus+);
- a policy of high-quality for the internationalisation of didactics at the University of Parma;
- development of international networks for preparation of projects and strengthening of the University’s relationship with the international scientific community.
For the purpose of this project, the University of Parma has established a dedicated office as part of the University’s Research, Internationalisation, Libraries and Museums Directorate. The candidates can consult the www.teachinparma.com website and contact firstname.lastname@example.org via email for any information or further details they may require regarding the call.
The next goal for TeachInParma is to publish the common guidelines, in both Italian and English language. These guidelines would offer a 360° overview on how to move, live and work in Parma not only as a visiting professor, but as a student, researcher and/or employee as well, in order to facilitate the University’s internationalisation projects for its graduate programmes and attract businesses for its Innovation Centres.