Teaching skills are increasingly important when applying for academic positions. In most academic positions you will combine research and teaching activities. Universities thus look for candidates who cover both an excellent research record (or the promise to develop an excellent research profile) but also experience and/ or a formal certificate of teaching skills.
Several times a year the EUI offers a theoretical and practical ‘Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education’. Participants who attend the whole course, teach a practice session, and present a course proposal will be given an EUI teacher training certificate. According to the EUI policy regarding teaching placements, all researchers who wish to go on external teaching placements must complete this training before the start of the placement.