The Department of Sociology welcomes applications from academics and practitioners to its Visiting Scholars Programme. Visitors will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the activities within the department and are encouraged to contribute to the department's research environment. Amongst the benefits, the visitor will be entitled to make use of the University's research facilities and libraries, in addition to attending seminars, lectures and other academic events.
If you wish to come to the Department of Sociology as a Visiting Academic you need to send email@example.com the following information:
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the application is received, details will be forwarded to the Director of Research who will either refer the application to a full Research Committee meeting or take Chair’s action.
Please note that letters of invitation will only be issued once the decision by the Research Committee or the Director of Research has been taken. Compliance with recent changes to immigration regulations require us to adhere to this.
Important: It is the Visiting Academic’s responsibility to deal with immigration, visas, and accommodation
This scheme is not available to PhD researchers, and if you are currently a postgraduate research student, please follow the online postgraduate application process and apply under course code ‘YAL330’. Further information can be found here
The Department charges a bench fee to cover the basic costs of access to the University and Department facilities as follows:
£200 (+VAT) per month
The bench fee covers the following:
The bench fee does not cover:
Durham University provides wireless access points throughout the department and the centre of Durham, to which visitors will have access. Visitors are therefore welcome to bring their own laptops with them, but must be aware that all laptops must have suitable and regularly updated anti-virus software, and must have up-to-date critical updates for Windows. Macintosh computers are also supported by the University’s IT department.
Whilst the Department is open to hosting visitors at all points in the academic year, decisions are made on the basis of both the benefits associated with the visit, as well as the availability of space within the department. At times, we may need to negotiate the timing of visits if we are already hosting other visitors at the requested time.
Visiting academics may be based at Durham for a period from a month to a year.