Visiting Instructors with Salary

UPDATE: Change in How Actions are Submitted

As of February 1, 2017, all Short Term Faculty appointments, reappointments and promotions must be submitted through FASA, not emailed to the Office of Academic Affairs.  In addition, you do not need to fill out the application form (“green form”, CE appointment form, visiting scholar appointment form).  Entering the action into FASA takes the place of the application form.  Please bear with us while we update our checklists and instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact us.



Visiting Instructors may be engaging for a year or less in advanced training in an area for which there is no formal course of study.  Visiting Instructors are not required to have a home institution, but they are expected to be “visitors,” in the sense that they plan to go on to another institution for further study at the end of their time at Stanford.

  • Submit appointment requests at least one month before the requested start date, or two months if a J-1 visa is required.
  • Background checks are required for paid Visiting Instructors.
  • Candidate must electronically sign SU-18.