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Visiting Appointments

How to apply for a visiting position with the Marshall Institute

The Marshall Institute welcomes applications by academics or active practitioners who want to join us on a visiting basis. Our Practitioners in Residence, Visiting Fellows, and Visiting Professors play an active part in the intellectual life of the Institute by contributing to, or conducting research on, topics related to our work and aims.

Do please read all the information below thoroughly before you apply. 

Visiting Categories

Please note that you may apply for whichever of the below categories that you feel is most suitable, but the Marshall Institute’s Executive Committee and the School’s central Appointments Committee reserve the right to confer a title at a more appropriate level.

Practitioners in Residence

Practitioners in Residence are vital to the Institute’s work, bringing practice to bear on the issues we care about and informing the direction of our teaching and research. 

Visiting Fellowships

The Visiting Fellow Scheme is aimed at external scholars (pre-Major Review equivalent/of postdoctoral status), persons/practitioners of equivalent standing in government service, in professional practice, in the private sector, or in other appropriate fields.

Visiting Professors

The title of Visiting Professor is for those who have appropriate eminent distinction within the academic professions, and whose connections with the School are appropriate for such a title. Please note that the title of Professor at a home institution does not guarantee a Visiting Professorship at LSE.

Visiting Professors in Practice

The title of Visiting Professor in Practice is for those who have appropriate eminent distinction within their area of practice without, however, having sufficient academic distinction. 

Terms of Appointment

Visiting Appointments with the Marshall Institute are made for a duration of one year, with the possibility to extend on an annual basis if mutually agreed by all parties (the Appointee, the Marshall Institute Executive Committee, and the LSE Appointments Committee).

Please note that all Visiting Appointments at the LSE are non-contractual and unremunerated.

Benefits of Visiting Appointments

All visiting staff in the Marshall Institute benefit from the following:

  • Use of the Marshall Institute’s Visitor office space (subject to availability)
  • A standing invitation to attend a variety of Marshall Institute events
  • An LSE staff ID card
  • An LSE IT account and email address
  • Use of the LSE Library
  • Promotion of activities through our social media channels and the Marshall Institute newsletter, Impact and Insight
  • A listing on the MI people webpage

Responsibilities of Visiting Appointees

Visiting staff are expected to actively contribute to the Marshall Institute community, through research with permanent staff, participation in our public events and/or student engagement programmes.

Visiting staff must contribute to at least one of the above areas during their time with the Institute. Visiting staff are encouraged to discuss ideas with the Head of External Relations and the Institute Manager to ensure that they are meeting requirements of the post.

Contact points during your appointment

Visiting staff should make an appointment to meet with the Institute Manager at the start of their term, and also two months before the end of their term. They should also meet regularly with their mentor, either online or in-person, as appropriate.

Administrative questions should be addressed to the Institute Manager, and notification of public activity (e.g. media appearances, published works) should be sent to the Institute Administrator, for promotion through our social media channels and our monthly Impact and Insight newsletter.

Applying for a Visiting Appointment

Applications for Visiting Appointments go through a two-stage process; in the first instance they are considered by the MI’s Executive Committee. Applications accepted at this stage will then be considered by the School’s appointments committee, who make the final decision regarding visiting posts.

Applications for appointments in the Marshall Institute must also be supported by the MI staff, and you should approach MI staff prior to submitting your application, as you will need their reference in order to apply.

The following information must be provided to the Institute Manager, as per the dates listed in the Timetable section below:

  1. A completed Marshall Institute Visiting Appointment Application Form submitted in Microsoft Word format. (Please note that the supporting statement requested on this form must be completed on the form and not attached separately.)
  2. A full, up-to-date curriculum vitae.

The application will be checked by the Institute Manager, in consultation with the Head of External Relations. Application papers will be circulated to the MI Executive Committee and discussed at the next application review meeting.

Candidates will be notified of the Executive Committee’s decision, normally within one week after the meeting, and the Institute Manager will submit successful candidates’ details to HR for the final approval of the Appointments Committee. The AC reserve the right to reject candidates approved by the EC, or to request additional information before approval. Candidates are not officially accepted as Visiting Staff in the Marshall Institute until HR has issued a letter of confirmation and a signed copy of this has been returned.

Timetable for Considering Applications

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with deadlines as follows:

  • the last Monday in September (for a start date between December – February)
  • the first Monday in January (for a start date between March – May)
  • the first Monday in March (for a start date between May– July)
  • the last Monday in April (for a start date between July – September)
  • the last Monday in June (for a start date between September - November)

Please note that these dates can shift yearly due to term dates, and you are advised to email the Institute Manager to confirm the timeline.

Please also note that the process for applying can be somewhat lengthy, so you are encouraged to follow the deadlines above and apply well in advance of your desired start date.