FLYING FACULTY 
at German Jordanian University 

 

What is the Flying Faculty Program?

The FF program was established to enhance the exchange of expertise between GJU and its German partner universities. The program supports professors/lecturers especially from the partner universities to teach specific courses at GJU that add value and expertise to the regular curriculum offered by the faculties. The FF program also includes potential lectures form industrial partners, in order to enhance the relevance of the applied science teaching, and to further the cooperation between faculties and industry. 

For a FF application to be eligible for funding, the invited lecturer should teach a minimum of 20 hours in a maximum of 21 days. 

The total number of Fly-In Professors that can be supported will depend on budget availability – a fair distribution of FF among the GJU schools and departments is attempted. The program might be carried out online for the Flying Faculty Program 2021 (details will be decided upon individually).  

 

Who can participate?

Professors and lecturers from German universities who would like to give a course in the associated school at GJU can participate. The professors and lecturers may or may not come from our partner universities (although preferably from our partners). Please find below the list of courses that can or should be taught by Flying Faculty participants (listed for every school). It is possible to teach other courses, please feel free to contact the IO.

 

The program 

The courses can be held online and/or on campus and should be taught in German, but depending on the language level of the respective students, English is also possible. On Campus, the participants should cover at least 20 hours (one teaching hour refers to 50 min) in maximum 21 days. Teaching online, the options are more flexible. Hybrid courses are also encouraged to be implemented in the upcoming semesters. 

 

Finances

The Project Office at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal covers:

  • A honorarium payment of 29 Euro per lesson (50 min)
  • Travel costs including round-trip airline ticket (economy class), train ticket to and from the airport in Germany, visa cost in Jordan of 40 JOD as well as taxi costs from and to Amman airport of up to 30 JOD for each way (with a valid receipt)

GJU covers: 

  • Per diem of 80 JOD for the lecturing days, the professor/lecturer is teaching at GJU. The per diem is not paid for travel days. Weekend days are covered if they are followed by a workday. The per diem is intended to cover the costs for accommodation, living expenses, and commuting costs to and from campus in Jordan. The amount will be transferred to the visitors' account after her/his stay (Subject to 7% tax and transfer fee).

 

The application process

The call for application is normally published mid October each year with the deadline for participants being November 15th and for the schools at GJU to nominate their candidates until November 30th. 

Please see an old Call for Application here.  

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Flying Faculty 2022 

For specific information on Flying Faculty 2022, please see here. 

 

Contact and further Information 

For further inquiries please contact: 

Ms. Laura Schergaut  

Building F, Office 019

E-mail: laura.schergaut@gju.edu.jo

Tel.: +962 6 4294896

German landline: +49 391 505 47432