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LSE Visiting Staff Scheme

Visiting Fellows

The Visiting Fellow Scheme is aimed at academics who are pre-major review practitioners at a broadly comparable level in their profession and researchers in the early stages of their career.
The appointment carries no emolument.
Persons who are granted Visiting Fellow status can use the LSE Library, and by arrangement with the Senior Common Room Committee, may be admitted to temporary membership of the Senior Common Room. The School is not normally able to offer Visiting Fellows any office space or secretarial assistance.

Visiting Senior Fellows

The Visiting Senior Fellow Scheme includes academics who are of the lecturer (post-major review equivalent), senior lecturer or reader level and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their profession. 
The appointment carries no emolument.
Persons who are granted Visiting Senior Fellow status can use the LSE Library, and by arrangement with the Senior Common Room Committee, may be admitted to temporary membership of the Senior Common Room. The School is not normally able to offer Visiting Senior Fellows any office space or secretarial assistance.

Visiting Professors in Practice

The Visiting Professor in Practice title is for those who have appropriate distinction within their area of practice without having sufficient academic distinction. 
The appointment carries no emolument.
Persons who are granted Visiting Professor in Practice status can use the LSE Library and can become members of the Senior Common Room. The School is not normally able to offer Visiting Professors in Practice any office space or secretarial assistance.

Visiting Professors

The School may confer the title of Visiting Professor on persons of appropriate distinction whose connections with the School are appropriate to the visiting title. It includes individuals with a non-academic background who may have achieved prominence in public life, or who have attained distinction in the professions.
The appointment carries no emolument. 
The School reserves the right to reject a Visiting Professor application and either suggest the conferment of Visiting Professor in Practice or Visiting Fellow/Visiting Senior Fellow status, as appropriate, instead.
Persons who are granted Visiting Professor status can use the LSE Library and can become members of the Senior Common Room. The School is not normally able to offer Visiting Professors any office space or secretarial assistance.

 

Visiting Staff involvement in research activities

The European Institute likes to integrate all its Visiting Staff. Thus, once appointed, all Visiting Fellows and Professors are encouraged to:

  • be an active participant at EI research seminars and events. Visiting Fellows are, in particular, expected to attend the Europe@LSE research seminar series and other series relevant to their research;
  • present at least one paper at one of the European Institute Lunchtime Seminar series;
  • offer a paper to LEQS, the Europe In Question Series of discussion papers during or shortly after their stay on recently completed research. 

Application procedures

The EI and the School considers Visiting Fellow and Visiting Professor nominations several times per year. Please submit your application by the deadlines below:

- 14 October 2013 (Visiting Fellows & Visiting  Professors)
- 7 January 2014 (Visiting Fellows & Visiting  Professors)
- 7 April 2014 (Visiting Fellows & Visiting  Professors)
- 7 July 2014 (Visiting Fellows)

Please allow plenty of time for your application to be considered therefore.
Please check the Term Dates| to find out the exact dates of the academic terms at LSE.

To apply, you will need to submit your CV; a covering letter stating why you are applying and what you hope to achieve during your appointment; and a publications list, where relevant. You will also be asked to assist in the completion of the nomination form.

To express your interest in applying and to obtain further information on application procedures please contact Elaine Hemmings|

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