Visiting Research Professors enhance the scholarly environment at Concordia, provide opportunities for research collaborations, and position Concordia as a research destination. Concordia University of Edmonton welcomes applications for Visiting Research Professorships at any time of the year from notable scholars at local and international academic institutions.
Visiting Research Professors must be nominated by a member of faculty at Concordia. Part of this nomination process involves providing a rationale for the visit and a general outline of planned activities to occur during the visit and the anticipated benefits for Concordia. The nominating faculty member acts as the host of the visitor while he/she is at the institution. Visiting Research Professors are typically welcome for terms ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months. Applications for Visiting Research Professor appointments are adjudicated by the Academic Research Council following which an appointment is made by the Dean of Research and Faculty Development where a candidate is successful.
In addition to collaborative activities with Concordia faculty members, Visiting Research Professors are encouraged to engage with the Concordia community by giving a general lecture for faculty and students in the area of their expertise at a negotiated point during their stay.
Visiting Research Professorships are awarded without remuneration, benefits, accommodation, transport, meals, reimbursement for expenses, or other forms of material support unless these are provided for in a separate application for a Concordia Internal Research Grant. The Visiting Research Professor is typically provided with an appropriate work area (shared office space) and access to library and campus resources.
The application form for a Visiting Research Professorship can be downloaded here and should be submitted electronically to the Vice President of International and Research at firstname.lastname@example.org Questions regarding the program may also be directed to the Vice President.