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Visiting Colleagues – policy and procedures
The Department of Second Language Studies accepts a small number of Visiting Colleagues, usually for a period of three months to a year. As the term Visiting Colleague (as opposed to the more common term “visiting scholar”) suggests, the Department is interested in visitors with a strong research program who contribute to the Department’s activities.
Visiting Colleagues will have a PhD and either a faculty position or postdoctoral researcher status. Applications must be sponsored by a regular member of the DSLS faculty. Prospective visitors should contact the faculty member(s) they wish to work with before submitting a formal application. Under exceptional circumstances, applicants without a PhD, but with highly relevant research experience or interests directly congruent to active DSLS faculty research agendas, may be considered.
When the faculty member and applicant have arrived at an initial agreement concerning the research project, the applicant should submit a formal application. Please send as email attachments
- A letter of request, addressed to the Visiting Colleagues Coordinator (Dr. Luca Onnis email@example.com), specifying the projected dates of arrival and departure, the name of the faculty sponsor, and the source of funding
- A curriculum vitae
- A description of a specific research project that you intend to carry out during the sojourn.
Appointments as Visiting Colleague are non-compensated. Benefits include a UH ID, entitling the visitor to use all UH services restricted to ID holders (full library services, UH websites and internet access, sports facilities, educational discount at the UH Bookstore computer department). The Department cannot provide a computer and supplies. Office space may be offered as available. Visiting Colleagues are welcome to participate in graduate courses and seminars at no charge.
Visiting Colleagues who are not US citizens or permanent residents participate in the US Exchange Visitor Program P-1-1793 sponsored by the University of Hawai’i. The process for obtaining Form DS-2019 “Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status” may take around six months. In order to allow for sufficient time between the initial request and date of arrival, applicants should contact their prospective sponsor a year in advance of their intended visit. Besides other documents that will be needed, it is necessary that a prospective Visiting Colleague show evidence of financial support of US$1500 per month. Please consult the UHM Faculty Scholar Immigration website for this and other pertinent details.
The Visiting Colleague program is not appropriate for visitors whose primary purpose is to update themselves about current developments in second language studies. For such scholars the Department offers a different program, the Advanced Graduate Certificate of Second Language Studies http://www.hawaii.edu/sls/sls/?page_id=107 Please contact the Graduate Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.