Academic Visitors

The Oxford Philosophy Faculty welcomes academic visitors. Academic Visitor status is in principle available to holders of an established teaching or research post in the Philosophy department at another University, who wish to spend a period of up to twelve months at Oxford for the purposes of undertaking private research.

With effect from 9th November 2015, to be eligible to apply for academic visitor status, prospective applicants must:

(a) hold an established teaching post in a Philosophy department at another University; and

(b) pay an administration fee of £200, should their application be approved.

Information about the application procedure can be found below. Academic visitors whose visit is approved by the Faculty are entitled to attend lectures and seminars organised by the Philosophy Faculty, register with the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library at Radcliffe Humanities and with the University’s Bodleian Library, and make contact with such members of the Faculty as they wish. However, they are not entitled to accommodation, an office, secretarial facilities, or to supervision by a member of the Faculty’s academic staff.

A number of our research centres and projects also have Academic Visitors working with them. Details of these visitors can be found by following the links below.

Research Centres:

Uehiro Centre 
 

NAME HOME UNIVERSITY DURATION OF VISIT
Assoc. Prof Meihong Zhang Northwest Normal University (China) November 2016 — November 2017
Prof Guirong Liu Hebei University (China) July 2017 — July 2018
Prof Kohji Tachibana Kumamoto University (Japan) February 2017 — February 2018
Prof Ming Xiong South China Normal University (China) August 2017 — July 2018
Assoc. Prof Dr Xiaomei Wang Zhejiang University (China) September 2017 — August 2018
Ass. Prof Janus Grygieńć Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (Poland) September 2017
Assoc. Prof Ke Liu University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (China)  September 2017 — September 2018
NAME HOME UNIVERSITY DURATION OF VISIT
Prof Guirong Liu Hebei University July 2017 – July 2018

Prospective visitors must follow the application process outlined below. The Philosophy Faculty reserves the right to reject applications at its discretion.

In order to apply to become an Academic Visitor, you will need to complete an Academic Visitor Application Form (Word or PDF) and return it to the Administrative Assistant on admin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk along with a Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications. Applications will be considered at three points during the year after the end of each term, and therefore must be received by us by the last day of term. Applications received after the relevant deadlines will be considered at the next available gathered fields. Details of Oxford University term dates can be found here. The gathered fields for the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

Deadline 1: Saturday 2 December 2017

Deadline 2: Saturday 10 March 2018

Deadline 3: Saturday 16 June 2018

On arrival you will be invited to attend a brief induction to the Faculty with the Administrative Assistant.  You will be shown around the Facilities available to you in the Philosophy Centre and provided with any paperwork that you might need.

Academic Visitors from overseas may need to obtain an Academic Visitor visa to enter the UK, and details of this are available from the UK Visas and Immigration Office website. In the event that a Visa or Work Permit is required, please be aware that neither the Faculty nor any other part of the University is able to assist with any aspect (financial or administrative) of the application.  Applicants are required to ensure that they have obtained in advance of their visit any visa which is required in order to enable them to enter the UK under the appropriate status.  A formal letter of invitation will be issued by the Faculty.

Application Forms

Academic Visitor Application Form (Word) 

Academic Visitor Application Form (PDF)

Useful Links

University Term Dates

UK Visas and Immigration Office website

Contact

If you have any further queries regarding Academic Visitor status in the Philosophy Faculty, please contact the Administrative Assistant.

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