Please note for 2020-1 our visiting appointments process is suspended and we will not be considering new applications during the year until the end of Lent term 2021.
The Visiting Fellow programme refers to 'visiting academics', which are unfunded positions. Applicants for postdoctoral positions for which you already have funding (or know where you want to apply for funding) must apply a minimum of one term in advance.
If you are interested in applying to visit the Department of Gender Studies in any of the visiting categories, please contact Hazel Johnstone in the first instance. You will then be required to supply a full CV and an outline of the programme of work you wish to undertake during your visit, situating your work in relation to that of the Department (faculty/ research programmes). Please also specify your preferred dates of visit.
Thereafter our research committee, representing all our interdisciplinary interests, will meet twice a year to considers all applications for places from all visiting academics and will recommend affiliation to the School on the basis that a member of faculty will 'sponsor' the applicant. The offer of a visiting fellowship will come from the School itself and our panel meets two weeks before the LSE deadlines. Hazel will be able to advise on dates.
Potential applicants should note that while visitors will be welcomed into the research community wholeheartedly, they cannot be assured of desk space, administrative support or PC use, however, due to limited resources. At the moment we are only able to offer a very limited hotdesking arrangement. They will, however, be granted full library and IT access during the period of fellowship tenure.
Please apply under one of the following schemes, which grant status to individuals from outside the School associated with School departments, Institutes or Centres.
The Visiting Fellow Scheme is aimed at scholars (pre-Major Review equivalent/or early post-doctoral status), persons/practitioners of equivalent standing in an appropriate profession/occupation, and researchers in the early stages of their career. The status of Visiting Fellow given to those intending to seek external research, is in itself non contractual and unremunerated, and confers no special privileges, excepting those usually granted to Visiting Fellows. Please note postdoctoral fellows must have already been awarded their doctorate at the time of application. VF visits are usually for one term.
Visiting Senior Fellows
The Visiting Senior Fellow Scheme is aimed at scholars who are of Lecturer (post-Major Review equivalent), Senior Lecturer, or Reader level, and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their profession. The title of Visiting Senior Fellow is given to individuals from outside the School associated with School Departments/Institutes/Centres. The status is intended to apply to scholars who have already published work of distinction, as well as recognising the contribution from those in government service, in professional practice, in the private sector, or in other appropriate fields, to research and other Departmental/Institute/Centre activities. VSF visits are usually for one term.
The School may confer the title of Visiting Professor for a defined but renewable period 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 their profession.
In all cases, Fellows who are not nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) and who receive financial support of any form, from a formal source of funding such as the government, university, research council, charitable organisation etc, to carry out research, will be required to have a Sponsored Research Work Permit to work at the School. Please also see visa information as the UK Border Agency have recently changed requirements.