The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine has limited opportunities for scholars of repute to visit the Department. In the Department we will consider all applications for Visiting Appointments of Fellows, and visiting research students, and can only recommend affiliation to the College. We can only consider requests from individuals who are working in one of the research priority areas of the Department (see Research) and who have a sponsor in the Department with whom they intend to work. Visitors to the Department will be self-funding, or funded by their home institution. Further, because of constraints on space and other resources, we are unable to meet many requests for visiting attachments to the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine.
Visiting academics are invited to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department, in accordance with agreements to be made with the Head of Department (for examples of duties please see below). The appointments are without emolument and titles used within the Department include
Visiting Senior Lecturer
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Visiting Research Fellow
Visiting Research Associate
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Professor please contact the Department Manager, Sabrina Fernandez.
Visiting Senior Lecturer / Visiting Senior Research Fellow applies to scholars who have already published work of distinction, as well as recognising the contribution from those in government service, in professional practice, in the private sector, or in other appropriate fields, to research and other Department activities.
Visiting Lecturer / Visiting Research Fellow / Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow is aimed at scholars and researchers in the early stages of their career. It also recognises the contribution from those in government service, in professional practice, in the private sector, or in other appropriate fields, to research and other Department activities.
How to apply
If you wish to apply as a visitor, you must first contact a potential sponsor, supplying a full CV and an outline of the programme of work you wish to undertake while at the Department.
Once you have an agreement in principle from a member of staff to act as your sponsor, you should complete the following forms and email to Lucy Brown, Research & Outreach Officer:
Visitor Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
a copy of your CV (no more than two A4 pages)
Your prospective sponsor should also send a statement of support for your application to Lucy Brown.
Your application will then be considered by the Department Research Committee. Please note that having an agreement in principle from a member of staff to sponsor you does not guarantee that you will be accepted by the Department Research Committee.
When to apply
Applications will be reviewed by the Department Research Committee, three times a year. Please submit your application by
(Dates for the academic year 2013/14 will be available soon)
In exceptional circumstances, we may be able to fast-track an application. Please contact Lucy Brown if your circumstances require such action. We do ask applicants to understand that we very rarely make exceptions to our procedures.
In recognition of the resources used there will be a bench fee of £1,300 per term (£130/per week) for all visitors in 2012/13. This will provide ‘light’ supervision, desk space and access to the IT and library facilities at King’s, as well as being able to attend events organized by the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine.
Please note we are unable to provide assistance with any enquiries relating to visa arrangements. In the first instance please see UK Border Agency.
Preparing for your visit
In preparation for your stay at the Department please see the New to Kings webpages for information for new arrivals. This includes information on accommodation, schools and doctors.
During your stay you will be expected to attend Departmental events and participate fully in the teaching and research activities of the Department. For this reason, it is important that visitors be present during the entire term of their visit. While it is understood that there will be short absences for conferences and other commitments every now and then, the Department must be their primary and active intellectual base during the visit.
Whilst at the Department you could be asked to:
Contribute to teaching a session on our Masters programmes on your area of expertise (by prior agreement with the Course Leaders)
Present your work at a Research Seminar open to the wider Kings community and general public (by prior agreement with the Head of Department)
Work collaboratively with faculty to produce journal articles, research proposals, etc.
All visitors will
Present your work within the Department at our fortnightly roundtable sessions. Work in progress is discussed with faculty and research students in an informal setting. All faculty, including visiting staff and students are expected to attend roundtable sessions regularly to benefit the entire Department research community.
Attend and contribute to fortnightly reading groups within the Department. All faculty, including visiting staff and students are expected to attend reading group sessions regularly to benefit the entire Department research community.
Produce a paper on your research for the upcoming Department Working Paper Series.