The University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in research and the School is often asked to host visiting academics from around the world wishing to pursue their interests in a dynamic academic environment.
Recent Visiting Academics have included:
- Dr Yulong Guo, Changan University
- Dr Tuomas Huttunen, University of Turku
- Dr Yael Maurer, Tel Aviv University
- Dr Lü Minhong, Shaanxi Normal University
- Professor Jopi Nyman, University of Eastern Finland
- Professor Krishna Sen (Leverhulme Visiting Professorship), University of Calcutta
- Professor Herbert Tucker (Fulbright Distinguished Chair), University of Virginia
- Dr Lily Wu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi
The School of English welcomes visiting scholars from other institutions who have a clearly defined research plan that can be appropriately conducted here, and values the intellectual exchange facilitated by their presence within, and contribution to, its academic community.
Many scholars from outside the UK benefit from access to the Universitys library and from informal contact with our community of scholars. If we accept you as a visiting scholar, we will offer you a package of benefits in exchange for a standard fee to cover our costs.
The School expects visiting scholars to have full time posts at a university or similar institution. You should also normally have a doctoral degree, and should have at least one scholarly publication (we have other arrangements for visiting students). Applications are always rigorously assessed and should be appropriate to the particular research environment of the School of English at Leeds.
Successful applicants to the Schools visiting scholar scheme can choose from one of two packages.
Charge: £1000 for a period of 15-52 weeks; £500 for a period less than 15 weeks.
1. Full access to the universitys computing service and library facilities.
2. Permission to attend any lectures in the School delivered to undergraduate audiences, and any research seminars which they feel are appropriate to their needs.
3. Permission to audit one MA module in each semester from the list of over 30 modules available in the Schools MA programme each year. Availability of modules varies from one year to another and cannot be guaranteed until September. The module coordinator must also agree to your attendance.
Charge: One half of the current international student fee for postgraduate students. This gives you all the benefits of Option A, plus:
4. The opportunity to take the MA Research Methods module.
5. An entitlement to a monthly meeting with an appropriate member of staff to discuss your research.
6. Access to a shared office space.
Please note that visiting scholars will not be able to:
- Register as a student
- Work towards a qualification
- Stay longer than 12 months
How to Apply
Applications, and any other queries, should be directed to:
School of English
University of Leeds