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Latest Opportunities
  1. Visiting Professorship, Brazil (Deadline: Deadline Oct. 19)
  2. International PhD School, 13-20 June 2020, Russia (Deadline: November 30th)
  3. Staff Mobility Program, Indonesia (Deadline: October 30th)

1. Public call for proposals for temporary hiring of visiting professors in Higher Education Studies, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador of Bahia, Brazil (Deadline: Oct. 19)

The Postgraduate Program in Higher Education Studies of the Federal University of Bahia (PPGEISU/UFBA) launched on Friday, August 16, a public call for proposals for temporary hiring of visiting professors. This initiative aims to strengthen the postgraduate and the evolution of its quest for academic excellence. Applicants who have a doctorate degree, senior or junior, Brazilian or foreign may apply.

With eight years of creation, PPGEISU currently has an academic master's degree and conducts research around the following areas of knowledge:

  1. Social movements, public policies, national development and university;
  2. Quality of life and health promotion in university;
  3. Management, formation and university and Culture; and
  4. Historical and conceptual foundations of the university.

Applications must be submitted to the PPGEISU Collegiate who will make the prior selection of the proposals that will be forwarded to the Pro-Rectorate of Postgraduate Teaching at UFBA. Interested parties can obtain more details about PPGEISU and their respective contacts through the e-mail: and also on the program page on the Internet . 

Visiting Professors will receive salaries similar to those received by regular university professors within the following categories: Adjuncts, Associates, and Full Professors. For Brazilian Visiting Professors, contract extensions may last one year, renewable for equal time. For foreign Visiting Professor extension may last up to four years, equally renewable.

UFBA was created in 1946 but some of its courses preceded the university. Indeed some of these courses date from the 19thcentury, and the first ones were created after the arrival of the Portuguese royal family in 1808, when Brazil was still a colony. The first higher education course in Brazil was Surgery in Salvador, which led to the creation of the Medicine School.

UFBA is located in Salvador of Bahia with some campuses in the hinterland. The town was founded in 1549 and was the capital of the colony for two centuries, until it was was moved to Rio de Janeiro. It is thus a town with meaningful colonial heritage. Due to the huge slave traffic in Salvador area, during the longtime of slavery in this country, the town shows strong cultural activities with meaningful African influence. Hospitality is a typical feature of Salvador’s population, and this hospitality will be present while hosting the Visiting Professors.

Additional information may be obtained through the e-mail Information on UFBA is available at

2. International PhD School: Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context, Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia.
Host: Northern Arctic Federal University (NARFU)
Deadline: November 30th
Timeline: 13-20 June 2020

Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia, is pleased to announce the II International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” to be held on 13-20 June, 2020 as a side event of the X International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS Х)

The aim of the International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” is to provide young scholars from Arctic and non-Arctic countries with the knowledge about the Russian Arctic strategy and large-scale industrial and environmental projects as well as facilitate international collaboration in studying and discussing contemporary issues of the Arctic Region in global context.

The School participants will discuss a vast scope of current issues of the Arctic: northern governance and economies, environmental challenges, Arctic law, life of the local communities, human adaptation and international cooperation in the Arctic. PhD students will have an opportunity to present their scientific projects/PhD theses, visit regional industrial and cultural sites, participate in the ICASS events for young researchers and receive high-quality feedback from international experts. Being organized as a side event of the X International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS Х) the School will welcome world recognized scholars and high officials for keynote lectures and discussions during the School sessions.

Venue and dates: 13-20 June, 2020, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Eligible participants: PhD students from Arctic and non-Arctic countries

Structure of the programme* includes lectures, presentations, interactive sessions, debates, peer-reviews, participation in ICASS X events, site visits.

The course consists of the following thematic modules:
• Russian Federation Arctic Strategy;
• Northern territories governance and socio-economic development;
• Logistics in the Arctic and development of Northern Sea Route;
• Environmental challenges in the Arctic;
• Indigenous peoples in the changing region environment;
• Arctic as an Art Object;
• Geopolitics and international relations in the Arctic;
• Arctic Expeditions: NArFU project “Arctic Floating University”.
*The School Programme will be finalized upon receipt of the candidates’ applications to better match the participants’ research interests.

Workload: 3 ECTS. Participants are issued certificates and transcripts of records.
Language of instruction: English
Application deadline: The first application deadline for PhD students is 30 November, 2019.

Please, note that the number of participants is limited.

The candidates are kindly asked to fill in the application form on the School web-page and provide their CVs and thesis abstracts on e-mail

Visit the School official web-page.

For more information please contact the organizers via e-mail
Northern (Arctic) Federal University has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2004 and hosts the UArctic Research Liasions Office.

3. Staff Mobility Program for ITS, Surabaya, Indonesia
Host: Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
Deadline: October 30th, 2019
Timeline: November 17th - 24th, 2019

We are happy to inform you that ITS would like to host Staff Mobility for your non academic staffs to ITS.

We are planning to invite up to 2 non academic staffs/lecturer to ITS to learn and know more about expertise in ITS. The target staff members will likely be from the administrative staff/technician lab/librarian/other special staff or your lecturer (especially junior lecturer) so we can arrange 2-3 hours classes with certain topic related. Essentially, those involved with or interested in topics of Internationalization. 

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The duration of this program is one week with proposed date is 17-24 Nov 2019

ITS will provide:

  • Accommodation: twin share room, breakfast included
  • One way economy flight ticket from your country to Surabaya Indonesia
  • Pick up & drop off services at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya
  • Cultural Trip

All of your staff must cover all other expenses such as retrun flight ticket, travel insurance, several dinners, personal expenses etc

Here's the documents that your staffs should prepare and send to

  • CV
  • One or two page motivation letter (please indicate in which position and unit/department, they would like to do mobility)
  • Scanned passport information page

Here's the timeline of this program :

October 30 : Deadline of submission applications
Nov 7-8 : ITS will released LoA and arrival guide
Nov 13 : Deadline submission of itinerary flight
Nov 17 : Arrival at Surabaya
Nov 18-23 : Staff Mobility Program
Nov 24 : Departure


Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000