Teaching

Teaching assignments may be held only based on a valid bilateral agreement. The mobility plan – the number of outbound teachers and duration of mobilities – must be communicated to the UP IRO by the end of February. The names of the outbound teachers and the mobility dates need to be reported ahead of the start of the mobility and in compliance with the UP IRO. Typically by mid-May for the fall semester and by mid-October for the summer semester.

Qualification requirements

A teacher applying for a teaching assignment abroad must be employed by UP as an academic based on an employment contract. The FTE is irrelevant.

Staff interested in a teaching assignment should take part in a competitive selection at the sending department/faculty. While the selection criteria fall fully within the competence of the department/faculty, they must be transparent and fair. Applicants with no prior Erasmus+ teaching experience should be given priority.

The sending department/faculty is responsible for following the qualification conditions and the selection procedure.

Duration of the activity

The maximum duration is 2 months and the minimum is 2 days. All teaching mobilities must be carried out in the given academic year from 1 July until 31 July (until 30 September in exceptional cases) of the following year.

Hours and format of teaching

During the mobility, the teacher must give instruction in the agreed field in the form of lectures, seminars, practical training and possibly also student consultation. The instruction should form part of the study programme of the receiving institution.

A teaching activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week (or any shorter period of stay).

Prior to your departure, the Mobility Agreement for Teaching needs to be prepared and approved. You can complete the Mobility Agreement in English or the language of the receiving institution. For the UP, the Mobility Agreement is signed by the head of the sending department.

Grant Agreement

Prior to departure, the teacher must sign the Grant Agreement, which specifies the conditions of the mobility activity, particularly the travel dates and maximum travel costs, at the UP IRO. Any amendments in the mobility details, made after the Grant Agreement has been signed, must be immediately communicated to the UP IRO.

Erasmus+ grant support for teaching mobilities

  • Erasmus+ funds the days of teaching, including also one travel day before the activity and one travel day following the activity.
  • Meal rates are based on the updated decree concerning the basic rates for meals abroad in the given calendar year, please check the website of the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.
  • Participants are not eligible to any pocket allowance
  • Trainees are required to use the cheapest possible means of transport, second class, air transport is allowed only for destinations that are over 500 km away
  • Using the car is subject to prior approval by the UP IRO (Yvona Vyhnánková), compensation of the price of second class rail fare based on a Czech Railways receipt
  • Accommodation in a maximum of a 3-star hotel, maximum rate 90 EUR per night.
  • Prior to every business trip abroad, staff are required to fill in a valid Travel Abroad Request (TAR) and all its particulars and signatures. The TAR has to be submitted ahead of time to the relevant faculty officer for processing.
  • Applicants need to submit a copy of their Grant Agreement to obtain the TAR (UP IRO, Yvona Vyhnánková).
  • The applicant cannot travel without signing the Grant Agreement and arranging the TAR!
  • The TAR is settled on condition the supporting documents are duly prepared. The receipts must be glued to an A4 sheet of paper; the receipts must not cover one another, must be legible (stamp, signature, amount, and currency), and sorted based on the type of expense and currency.
  • Other costs are principally the use of public transport at the venue of activity. The TAR does not include costs of books, photocopying, museum and library admission, etc.
  • Request for refund must be submitted to the UP IRO (Petra Soldánová) no later than within 30 days from the mobility termination, and by 10 December at the end of the calendar year – any later submission must be arranged with Petra Soldánová

Confirmation of Teaching Assignment and Final Report

Upon return, the teacher must submit the Confirmation of Erasmus+ Teaching Assignment in the required scope, issued by the receiving institution (department, faculty). The Confirmation of Teaching Assignment must indicate the number of days and hours of teaching.

The employee is likewise obliged to complete the final report in the form of an online questionnaire. After the mobility, the teacher will be invited to complete the online questionnaire in an email sent to the address indicated in the Grant Agreement.

All documents and forms are available in Documents. 

Other activities

The teacher should use the time at the host institution also for verifying the conditions of student mobilities (if implemented), meeting students, and negotiating further cooperation.