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Teaching exemption

One semester free of teaching

If you want to use your one semester free of teaching it is important to inform Lene Conley or the PhD-administrator at iNANO about it. You can do this in the comment box in the form, where you register your teaching requests. It is not enough just to omit filling out the form!  

If you e.g. have to hand in your thesis at July 31st, you can use your teaching free semester in the spring.

If you e.g. have to hand in your thesis at October 31st, you can use your teaching free semester in half of the spring semester and during the rest of your PhD.

 

You are also free to use your teaching-free semester at any other time during your PhD

Teaching exemption due to stay abroad

If your are going on a long-term stay abroad  it is possible to get teaching exemption for a maximum of 6 months in connection with your stay abroad.

To be eligible for exemption from 70 hours of teaching obligations, the stay(s) must overlap with at least 6 full weeks of teaching periods (not necessarily in a single teaching semester). To be eligible for exemption from 140 hours (i.e. one semester), the stay(s) must overlap with at least 12 full weeks of teaching periods. Read more in Rules and Regulations.  

You have to send a application about this by e-mail to the PhD-partner at GSST with CC to the supervisor, and the supervisor has to confirm with an "okay" by e-mail to the PhD-partner.

If you forget to do this, you run the risk of "owing" the hours and will be allocated extra teaching in the following semester.

Furthermore you have to write it in the form with teaching requests. It is again not enough to omit filling out the form.  

If you are gone for more than 6 months, you have to use your teaching-free semester (one or two quarters).

Teaching exemption with reduction in pay

If you are in part A of your PhD with SU-scholarship (not a PhD-fellowship with salary) you have the opportunity to apply for teaching exemption and will be deducted accordingly in th pay of the temporary teaching position your are employed in.   

This is not something we will recommend because:

  • Experience of teaching is a part of the PhD-education and it may be difficult to fulfill this demand otherwise
  • In addition it may be difficult for the department to cover our needs for PhD-instructors.   

However, it may be meaningful if you are PhD-student in the first year of the 5-year PhD without credit ("3+5"), where you have full course load yourself.   

You have to apply for exemption for whole quarters. You have to send an application per mail to PhD-partner at GSST with CC to the supervisor and the supervisor has to confirm with an "okay" per email to the PhD-partner unless it already is stated in your contract.   

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