International Teaching & Research Opportunities

The Center for International Education and Global Strategy is pleased to present information on international teaching and research opportunities for faculty.

Many of our partner universities are eager to host UAlbany faculty as teachers and visiting researchers and have extended invitations to visit their respective institutions. In many instances, these opportunities come with funding and allow for varying lengths of stay.

There are many compelling reasons to consider teaching or doing a research stint at a partner university, including the following:

  • To meet and/or renew relationships with counterparts abroad with whom research collaboration may be possible.

  • To collaborate with other research faculty in pursuing grant funding from sources in the host jurisdiction, eg., EU or other government funding.

  • To gain global insights on issues in the discipline in question that can be returned to the classroom here at UAlbany.

  • To access equipment and research sites necessary for research that are not available at UAlbany.

Faculty may pursue these opportunities during break periods or during sabbaticals. We therefore strongly encourage faculty to take advantage of these opportunities.

Please know that this list of opportunities will be continuously updated as more institutions interested in hosting UAlbany faculty become known. Faculty who are aware of additional opportunities are welcome to share the information so that it can be included in this list.


Teaching Opportunities at Partner Institutions

Contact [email protected] for more information.

China — Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Regarded as the cradle of China’s digital communications, Chongquing University of Posts and Telecommunications is a midsized university based in China’s fourth municipality. Since its founding in 1950, it has grown into an institution with 15 schools and institutes and more than 20,000 students. The University at Albany has a dual degree agreement with CQUPT in Computer Science.

Learn more about Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Teaching Opportunity: Faculty may visit to teach over a few weeks or for an entire semester.

Compensation: Faculty will be provided with free housing as well as a stipend equivalent to roughly $500 per month.

Denmark — Aarhus University

Founded in 1928, Aarhus University is Denmark’s largest and second oldest university. With more than 40 academic departments, it is a highly ranked research university with significant international reach. More information about Aarhus University may be found here:

Teaching Opportunity: Two to three weeks during the summer. Learn more about and apply for the Aarhus University opportunity. It is also possible to arrange for faculty who wish to teach during a regular semester. This can be done on a case by case basis.

Compensation: Levels of compensation vary among the four colleges that host visiting faculty, however, on average, faculty can expect to receive 6,000 to 8,000 Euros for teaching the equivalent of a 2.5 to 5.0 credit course. Travel expenses in economy class are reimbursed as well.

Finland — University of Helsinki

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. As a top 100 university in the world, it is highly respected for its scholarly output. The university was founded in 1640 and has 40,000 students enrolled in its 11 faculties. Learn more about the University of Helsinki.

Teaching/Research Opportunity: One week to one semester

Compensation: 40 Euros per day for up to three weeks or 750 Euros per month in excess of three weeks, plus housing and breakfast.

France — Paris School of Business

The Paris School of Business was established in 1974. It is an elite European Grand Ecole school that offers a number of majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is AACSB accredited.

Learn more about the Paris School of Business.

Teaching Opportunity: One to three days

Compensation: PSB provides 65 Euros per hour of teaching plus airfare and housing.

France — IAU College

Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence and founded in 1957, IAU College has served American students seeking a study abroad experience. Since then, its academic offerings have significantly expanded to include a bachelors degree in business administration and masters degrees in French Studies, International Relations and Fine Arts. Additionally, its students come, not only from the US, but from many European countries and North Africa.

IAU College has grown to such an extent that it now has campuses in Barcelona and Morocco. More than 1000 students per year study at IAU and come from the dozens of institutions with which IAU has partnerships.

Learn more about IAU College.

Teaching Opportunity: Resident Fellow Faculty may stay for a month or more.

Compensation: Fellows are provided with a studio apartment in the heart of Aix-en-Provence.

Germany — University of Bremen

Although less than 50 years old, the University of Bremen has emerged as an impressive model within German higher education system, having pioneered interdisciplinarity and explorative learning. With more than 23,000 students, it has become the science center of North West Germany. In the German government’s Excellence Initiative, it has been recognized in terms of its graduate school and in terms of “clusters of excellence.”

Learn more about the University of Bremen.

Teaching Opportunity: Intended for faculty in business or economics. Faculty will teach one course in English over eight to 10 weeks during the summer.

Compensation: Faculty will earn $10,000 for this assignment and will be assisted in finding housing on or near campus.

Italy — University of Padova

The University of Padova, founded in 1222, is the second oldest university in Italy and the fifth oldest university in the world. It is a highly ranked research university with 32 academic departments and a large number of courses and degree programs offered completely in English.

Learn more about the University of Padova.

Teaching Opportunity: From two months to one semester. Must teach a 6-credit course, which corresponds to 48 hours of teaching.

Compensation: 15,000 Euros (gross salary)

Romania — Babes-Bolyai University

This is Romania’s largest and most prestigious university. Founded in 1581, it has 22 Schools with a student population in excess of 41,000. The Cluj School of Public Health is regarded as one of its most progressive, where all classes are taught in English. It’s curriculum in pattern on the American system and it welcomes students from around the world to study for short periods of time or earn academic degrees.

Learn more about Babes-Bolyai University.

Teaching Opportunity: Faculty may visit for three to four weeks during the regular semester at the Cluj School of Public Health. The most convenient time for UAlbany faculty would be from mid-May to July.

Compensation: Faculty will be provided with free accommodation, roundtrip airfare to and from Romania, and 300 Euros.

Research Programs

Fulbright Scholar Program

For more than 70 years, the US government, through the Fulbright program, has been funding US academics and professionals in pursuing international teaching and research opportunities as well as bringing academics from abroad to teach and engage in research in the US.

Thousands of academics from the US and around the world have benefitted greatly from participating in this prestigious program, including a number of UAlbany faculty. It has been so successful that various other programs have been launched over the years to make participation in the Fulbright program more accessible to a broader range of academics and professionals and to people at different stages of their careers.

Applications for the Fulbright program are accepted from March 1 through August 1.

The Center for International Education and Global Strategy, in collaboration with the Advancement of Teaching, Learning, and Online Education (CATLOE), routinely provides a workshop for faculty in early March of each year to introduce them to the Fulbright program and how to submit competitive applications.

We encourage you to attend and to explore the traditional teaching/research program as well as the many other programs Fulbright offers. Learn more on the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

Additionally, Dr. Bruce Svare ([email protected]), professor of psychology, who has secured two Fulbright awards in the past, may be contacted by any faculty member who would like to receive support in preparing applications and personal statements for the Fulbright program.

Aarhus Institute for Advance Studies Fellowships

The Aarhus Institute for Advance Studies (AIAS), housed at Aarhus University, is the first and only institute of its kind in Denmark. It is built on the classical ideas of an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

It welcomes researchers from all core disciplines to undertake free and independent research projects with a minimum of obligations. AIAS has been accepted as a member of two international networks (NetIAS and UBIAS) comprising the 20 to 30 most prestigious IAS units in Europe and worldwide.

Both junior and senior fellows at AIAS are free to choose their research project within all academic areas. The daily encounters within this multidisciplinary environment offers fellows new and different insights and perspectives on their research and introduces the possibility of starting new collaborations.

The AIAS invites applications for its Junior Fellowships (12 to 36 months) and its Senior Fellowships (six to 18 months). Learn more about and apply for AIAS Fellowships.