Visiting Scholars

UPDATE: Change in How Actions are Submitted

As of February 1, 2017, all Short Term Faculty appointments, reappointments and promotions must be submitted through FASA, not emailed to the Office of Academic Affairs.  In addition, you do not need to fill out the application form (“green form”, CE appointment form, visiting scholar appointment form).  Entering the action into FASA takes the place of the application form.  Please bear with us while we update our checklists and instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Visiting Scholars are recognized experts with doctoral degrees who wish to visit Stanford from an outside institution or are retired.  They are usually appointed for one year and may be renewed for a second year.  Visiting Scholars may not be paid, but must provide proof of outside funding.

  • Submit appointment requests at least one month before the requested start date, or two months if a J-1 visa is required.
  • OAA does not require a copy of the SU-18A.  The candidate must still sign it, however.