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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:



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 (Masaryk UniversityNatolin College of EuropePompeu FabraAutonomous University of Madrid and University of Florence).

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 prescribed academic practice activities organized by the MWP.

Please download the Teaching Module calendar 2022-2023 (pdf)

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 [email protected] 
Tel. +39 055 4685 660
Fax +39 055 4685 804

Testimonials on Max Weber Teaching Certificate

"The support and experience I received [...] at the European University Institute’s Max Weber Teaching Training in 2013–2014 shaped my pedagogy for years to come." by Phillip M. Ayoub (MW Fellow, SPS 2013-2014) in Ayoub, P. (2021). Reverse Research Design: Research Design in the Undergraduate Classroom. PS: Political Science & Politics, 1-5.

Page last updated on 18 October 2022

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