Each year our department welcomes a limited number of visiting scholars. Visiting scholars hold Ph.D. degrees from internationally recognized universities. They come to Indiana University for either a semester or a year, cultivating their research interests while contributing to the intellectual life of the university and the Department of Second Language Studies.
All visiting scholars secure their own funding and are responsible for their own living arrangements. The department makes arrangements for appropriate visas, access to the Internet and to the IU library system. Visiting scholars are invited to join research groups or attend research colloquia and, with instructor permission, may attend SLS courses.
Projects should be oriented to research interests represented by the continuing faculty. The first step in applying to be a visiting scholar is to secure the sponsorship of a member of the continuing faculty. Once sponsorship has been secured, the applicant should submit an academic curriculum vitae and a brief letter to the department chair, outlining what they hope to achieve from the proposed visit while contributing to the intellectual life of the department.
Applications for all or part of a given academic year are due on January 3 of the previous year. Following faculty review, decisions are announced by February 1.