The program for Visiting Scholars extends a courtesy title and privileges to scholars of distinction visiting New York University to engage in research, scholarship and cultural interaction with NYU's faculty and students. The courtesy title may not be granted for the purpose of providing free courses or other privileges to graduate or post-graduate students, or for the sole purpose of providing library privileges.
Visiting Scholars are considered guests of the University who may visit for a temporary period of up to one year (renewable pending review). As non-employees, they have no teaching or other responsibilities and they are not entitled to salary, housing, or benefits other than those privileges cited below. Visiting Scholars covered by this program may not in any way perform in the role of an employee at New York University.
The title Visiting Scholar may be granted to scholars who hold academic appointments elsewhere, to scholars who have no academic affiliation (e.g., who are independent private scholars, government officials, business people, and scientists employed by corporations), or to junior scholars who are sufficiently proficient in their academic discipline to be accepted as colleagues by the University's faculty.
Visiting Scholars may participate in colloquia, audit classes, consult with members of the faculty, and use University Libraries. Deans may permit the use of office space and/or access to laboratory and research facilities in their Schools. Membership to the University Fitness Centers is also available, upon submission of a request from the Dean of the School and the presentation of an NYU Photo ID card.
NYU does not provide assistance with housing. However, the University will offer assistance related to visa matters through the Office of Global Services. These services include issuance of certificates of eligibility for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa, orientation and advisement about maintaining non-immigrant status (insurance, teaching, and extensions). Informal assistance may be provided by schools or departments.
The Visiting Scholar title or related privileges can be revoked at any time at the sole discretion of the University.
Visiting Scholars are not obligated to perform any duties at NYU, but may be invited by the department with which they are affiliated to participate actively in academic life, including participation in seminars or delivering an occasional lecture, consulting with faculty, and voluntary informal counseling and consultation with students.
Please use the Application for Visiting Scholars, and submit with Chair signature, curriculum vitae and relevant supporting documentation to FAS Academic Appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Generally it is helpful to receive requests two to three months in advance of the desired effective date. In cases where advanced planning may be necessary to support visa and/or housing arrangements, please provide adequate notice. We will make every effort to accommodate early applications based on the rationale. If FAS Academic Appointments accepts, the recommendation, subject to the Dean’s endorsement, will be forwarded to the University Office of Academic Appointments (OAA) for approval.
OAA approval will be communicated to FAS Academic Appointments by the Associate Provost with authorization for a NYU ID card. FAS Academic Appointments will notify the department of approval via email with a copy of the signed application inclusive of ITS confirmation granting NYU ID card privileges.
Questions regarding Visiting Scholar appointments can be directed to email@example.com. Please visit FAS Academic Appointments for terms of renewal requests.