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A Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship offers the opportunity to enhance Fellows’ teaching skills and gain valuable teaching experience in an international academic environment through the Max Weber:

 

 

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Max Weber Teaching Certificate


The Max Weber Teaching Certificate is a valuable addition to Fellows’ academic profile.

It is worth 3 points in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

It is designed to enhance their ability to respond flexibly and professionally to the teaching and learning needs of today’s increasingly diverse higher education scene.

Fellows who elect to do the Certificate will take part in an innovative programme culminating in teaching practice weeks at top European universities (Humboldt, UCLPompeu Fabra, and Natolin College of Europe).

Hands-on workshops designed to foster a reflective, transnational approach to the teaching/learning process lead up to this teaching experience abroad

In order to obtain a Max Weber Programme Teaching Certificate, a Fellow must have successfully completed the following academic practice activities organized by the MWP:

  • Teaching Portfolio Workshop: Integrating elements of the MW Teaching Program (Lynn McAlpine, University of Oxford)
  • Course Design Workshop (Lynn McAlpine, University of Oxford)
  • Workshop: Developing Reflective Practice: Approaches to Classroom Observation (Laurie Anderson, EUI/University of Siena)
  • Microteaching: Applying design principles & preparing for teaching exchange (Lynn McAlpine, University of Oxford)
  • Workshop: Teaching in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms (Mireia Trenchs, UPF)
  • Workshop: Examining Supervision: an Individual and Collective Responsibility (Lynn McAlpine, University of Oxford)
  • Teaching Practice week with Humboldt/Berlin, UPF/Barcelona, UCL/London, Natolin College of Europe
Read here the detailed overview of the workshops in 2016-2017
 
Check the dates of the Teaching Weeks abroad 2017 (tba)
 

Opportunities for teaching locally


At the EUI

All Fellows have the opportunity to be involved in teaching and mentoring in their respective departments.

Fellows who have been awarded a two-year Fellowship are primarily affiliated with the Max Weber Programme in the first year and follow more or less the same programme as the one-year Fellows. However, the job search is postponed to the second year and the Teaching Module is expanded over the two years.

In the second year, the Fellows are primarily affiliated with a Department, where they further develop their training in research and teaching. The Fellow is expected to teach and mentor PhD students in the department for no more than a total of 30 hours over the 2 years.

Second-year Fellows also maintain their affiliation with the Max Weber Programme and are expected to participate in its multidisciplinary research activities.

In the Florence area

The Florence area hosts a number of undergraduate and graduate programmes at campuses of foreign universities, creating opportunities to gain teaching experience in an international environment.

In particular the Master in European Union Policy Studies of James Madison University in Florence guarantees priority in the selection process to Max Weber Fellows with competences in line with its teaching needs.

For more information about the possibility of teaching in the Florence area please contact:

Dr Karin Tilmans 
Programme Coordinator
Email karin.tilmans@eui.eu 
Tel. +39 055 4685 660
Fax +39 055 4685 804

Page last updated on 06 May 2017