Visiting Scholars

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. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Visiting Scholars are recognized experts with doctoral degrees who wish to visit Stanford from an outside institution or are retired.  They are usually appointed for one year and may be renewed for a second year.  Visiting Scholars may not be paid, but must provide proof of outside funding.

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