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Visiting lecturer (f/m/d) for Soft Skills course Internationalization of Research
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)
St. Petersburg (Russland)
Visiting lecturer for Soft Skills course Internationalization of Research
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia Academic Discipline: Soft Skills, Internationalization of Research Contract period: 1-2 years (2-week course)
ITMO University is one of Russia's leading higher education and research institutions, specializing in Information Technology, Optical Design, and Engineering. Founded in 1900, today it is home to 11,125 students and, as a national research university, blends a culture of innovation and discovery with world-class education. The main campus is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, mere steps away from the Peter and Paul Fortress. Our focus is on training elite scientists, engineers, and programmers, especially in the areas of IT, Photonics, Optics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Smart Technologies, Art & Science, and Urban Studies.
ITMO University provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate (PhD) programs. The University has been ranked 76th in Computer Science by Times Higher Education, 75th by QS BRICS, and 251-300 in Computer Science & Information Systems by QS. ITMO University's mission is to provide opportunities for the holistic development of individuals and to inspire them to tackle global challenges, as the university's philosophy is to be "More than a University".
Role & key responsibilities
Soft skills are a compulsory part of all Master's programs at ITMO University. It is a set of six cutting-edge study courses aimed at enhancing the students' personal and professional potential. It helps to form or improve on the so-called transferable skills that boost an individual's performance on any career path. Internationalization of research is a project-oriented 2-week course that consists of 6 lectures and 12 workshops. During the course, the students must assemble a team and develop a new interdisciplinary project.
The department seeks a candidate whose teaching style supports a diverse student body. The successful candidate is expected to give lectures and workshops on the following three topics:
Scientometrics, abstracting services and reference management.
Students are expected to become confident users of Scopus, Web of Science,
Mendeley and Kopernio, be able to analyze research output and publication
activity and learn how to manage one's work on papers easier.
Research design & methods. Students are expected to learn how to
formulate research problems, goals, objectives and hypotheses, show how
the research proposal is innovative, motivate its significance in the field and
be able to choose appropriate research methods.
Grant applications. Students are expected to learn the dos and don'ts of a
successful grant application and prepare their own as well as understand the
peculiarities of preparing successful grant reports.
Research commercialization. Students are expected to learn how to
develop technologies created during research activities into marketable
products for the benefit of the public and be ready to pitch their projects for
Business communication and CVs. Students are expected to master both
written and oral business and professional communication skills (i.e.,
hedging) and become more self-aware of own strengths and construct brief
CVs that will catch attention.
Presentation skills. Students are expected to learn effective speech
techniques and basics of anxiety management to become self-confident
during lectures, interviews and conferences.
The successful candidate is expected to have university-level teaching and/or
research experience in the field of international science communication.
Professional experience in any of the fields of science communication and
internationalization of research is also welcome.
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
All the mentioned criteria are preferable but not mandatory. Outstanding applicants with other professional achievements, supported by extra documents are also welcome to apply.
Min 3 ECTS (108 academic hours) per course: theory and practice. 108 academic
hours includes 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, within the limits of the following amounts (depending on the region of the participants residence)
- Up to 130 000 RUB (approx. 1617 USD) per visit for residents of Eastern and
- Up to 180 000 RUB (approx. 2240 USD) per visit for residents of Africa and Middle East.
- Up to 250 000 RUB (approx. 3110 USD) per visit for residents of North & Latin
America, Asia and Oceania.
To apply for the job please submit your CV, a motivation letter and a draft version of a presentation (.pdf file) you are going to give during the course to