Visiting Faculty


Visiting Faculty are individuals who hold a doctoral degree and an academic appointment at another institution and who wish to visit Stanford while on leave from their home institution.  They may be paid or unpaid, and must provide proof of leave.  They are appointed for one year, renewable once.

Visiting Instructors may be engaging for a year or less in advanced training in an area for which there is no formal course of study.  Visiting Instructors are not required to have a home institution, but they are expected to be “visitors,” in the sense that they plan to go on to another institution for further study at the end of their time at Stanford. 

These documents provide further clarification on Visiting Faculty and other short-term teaching titles:

Appointments and Reappointments

These web pages provide detailed, step-by-step instructions, checklists, and letter templates used in appointing and reappointing Visiting Faculty or Visiting Instructors: