Inbound Faculty Exchange

An Inbound exchange scholar may engage in activities such as offering research seminars, capacity building training sessions (e.g., research methodology workshop), participation as an expert in an experiment/clinical experiment, providing support in setting up research infrastructure at AU, engage in meetings with research centres, engage in teaching activities as an adjunct or visiting faculty etc. at AU campus. Such a scholar may be one who is already engaged in some other professional or creative activities at AU and his/her visit may extend to collaborate on research, scholarship and teaching. The visit of the scholar must be during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

 

There are two categories of Inbound Exchange Scholars defined as follows:

  • Category-1: Inbound Exchange scholars visiting AU campus mainly for the purpose of conducting research. They may teach up to two courses (normally 6 credits hours) at AU.
  • Category-2: Inbound Exchange scholars visiting AU campus mainly with duties similar to a full-time visiting faculty member. They teach the normal load of a full-time faculty member (normally 12 credit hours) at AU.

 

The eligibility criteria for the Inbound exchange scholar are as follows:

  • The Inbound exchange scholar must provide recognizable benefits to the academic and research community of the host college or research centre, and in general to Ajman University.
  • The Inbound exchange scholar must be recognized as an international expert in his/her area of teaching or in his/ her specialized area of research (e.g., research publications, global ranking of his/her institute, citations of his/her research articles etc.) or already established research collaborations with an AU research centre.
  • The Inbound exchange scholar must hold an active appointment with one of the top 200 ranked institutions in the world as per the latest THE, QS, or Shanghai International University Rankings (exceptions may be granted as per the Chancellor's own discretion for faculty members from institutions ranking among the Top 500).
  • The Inbound exchange scholar is usually on sabbatical leave from one of the top 200 ranked institutions in the world as per the latest THE, QS, or Shanghai International University Rankings (exceptions may be granted as per the Chancellor's own discretion for faculty members from institutions ranking among the Top 500). However, scholars who are not on sabbatical leave interested in joining AU through this program are welcome to apply to the program.

 

The financial support/benefits provided by AU include:

For Category-1, the financial support provided by AU includes:

  • Economy-class return airfares to the inbound exchange scholar and his/her spouse between his/her country of residence and AU. The tickets may be booked, preferably, by the AU Public Relations Office.
  • Accommodation allowance as per AU policies and procedures.
  • Per semester Honorarium up to AED 10,000.
  • Per semester teaching allowance (if applicable)
  • AED 27,000: For teaching 2 courses
  • AED 13,500: For teaching 1 course

For Category-2, the financial support provided by AU includes:

  • An economy class return airfares to the inbound exchange scholar and his spouse between his/her country of residence and AU. The tickets may be booked, preferably, by the AU Public Relations Office.
  • Accommodation allowance as per AU policies and procedures.
  • Monthly salary as per AU policies and procedures for full-time visiting faculty members.

For both categories, the Inbound exchange scholar UAE Visa and residency fees will be 100% covered by AU. 

 

Submit your application here

Faculty Exchange Policy