Faculty Exchange Opportunity, University of Siena

An exchange opportunity is available to a University of Toronto faculty member from the Faculty of Arts & Science to go to the University of Siena, Italy for up to eight months between September 1, 2024 and July 31, 2025.

Exchange participants will be selected on a competitive basis by a Faculty of Arts & Science committee.

Submission Guidelines

Interested faculty members are invited to apply by submitting:

  1. A statement of purpose of 400 words or less;
  2. A timeline for the research or other collaboration;
  3. The name and contact of a faculty member or department chair from the University of Siena who will host the exchange participant.

Electronic copies of the application should be sent to Loraine Au Tham, Director of Professional and International Programs, Woodsworth College at l.autham@utoronto.ca.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2024

Who is Eligible?

One faculty member from the Faculty of Arts & Science will be selected for participation in the faculty exchange program pending the approval of the partner university. Only candidates actively involved in research during the time of their proposed exchange are eligible.

What Will Be Provided?

During the period of the exchange, the University of Siena will provide:

  • Accommodation in local hotel or faculty housing, based on availability. The residence will be available between September 1 and July 31, only during term time. Alternatively, the Arts & Science faculty member can opt to be reimbursed for the cost of accommodation at a hotel or apartment up to a maximum of the equivalent in euros of C$2,500 per year.
  • Access to University of Siena reading rooms, lecture rooms, libraries, study space, research space and canteens at special rates.
  • All necessary documents for the faculty member to obtain a visa.

What Are the Faculty Member’s Responsibilities?

During the period of the exchange, the Arts & Science faculty member will be responsible for the following:

  • Possessing a valid passport and visa for the duration of the exchange period.
  • Possessing health insurance and accident and third-party liability insurance, unless otherwise stated in the letter confirming the visiting faculty status (letter of acceptance).
  • Carrying out the following activities at the host institution: research or research collaborations, teaching, and joint academic events such as conferences and workshops.
  • Abiding by the laws and customs of the host country and respecting the code of behaviour and regulations of the host institution.

Furthermore, as a representative and mediator of this cultural exchange, the faculty member may occasionally be asked to contribute to the Centro Siena‐Toronto activities by participating in cultural events organized by the centre.