Visiting scholars

Call for applications – ADVANCES visiting professors 

The Erasmus Mundus MA Advanced Development in Social Work (ADVANCES) welcomes applications from leading academics and practitioners from any country in the world to contribute as guest lecturers to teaching on the programme.  

We are seeking scholars to participate in teaching and assessment across the ADVANCES consortium.  Teaching events can be tailored to the expertise of the visiting scholars, but as information the following topics will be covered in 2018 and 2019:

Location Period Topics
Aalborg University, Denmark February-May 2018 Problem-based learning, actors and systems in social work, power relations, social work theories, Nordic welfare
Paris Nanterre University, France June-July 2018 Evaluation of student research projects
Paris Nanterre University, France July 2018 Summer School on research in social work
University of Lisbon, Portugal October-December 2018 Cultural diversity, global social work, research methods, professional ethics, human rights or social entrepreneurship
University of Warsaw, Poland July 2019 Evaluation of student research projects, leadership and careers in international social work

Eligibility criteria

ADVANCES visiting scholars can spend a minimum of one week and a maximum of four weeks in one of the Consortium’s partner universities.  They must commit to:

  • actively participate in ADVANCES teaching for the full duration of their visit (approximately 8 hours of teaching per week)
  • bring concrete added value to the programme and students (through teaching of specific classes, leading and participating in seminars or workshops, monitoring and tutoring student research/project activities, participation in assessment)
  • contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in general, and the ADVANCES in particular, in their country of origin

Terms of the grant

Scholars can receive up to EUR €1,950 per week for travel and accommodation costs.

Enquiries and applications

To apply, please complete the application form indicating your teaching strengths, qualifications and preferred dates. Click on the following link for the form: Application – ADVANCES visiting scholars

Send the form together with a CV to info@socialworkadvances.orgApplications can be made on a rolling basis, ideally 3 months before the proposed stay with the ADVANCES programme.  There is no need to send references or proof of qualifications/skills/employment at the initial application stage, but these may be requested at a later stage.      

Informal questions or enquiries can be sent to  The ADVANCES administrative team will then forward your email to relevant academics for a response.