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9.1.2 Visiting Appointments

Last updated on:
Friday, September 1, 2017
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Visiting Lecturer 
Visiting Instructor 
Visiting Assistant Professor 
Visiting Associate Professor 
Visiting Professor 

Generally, visiting appointments are for one year, but they may be made from one to six years and are renewable. At all ranks, individuals must have leave from colleges or universities where they hold appointments which will not expire prior to expiration of the Stanford appointment. Individuals hold the visiting rank here that is the same (or the American equivalent) as their rank at their home institution. Persons holding this title are not members of the Academic Council, the Medical Center Line, or the Academic Staff, nor do they accrue time toward tenure by length of service. Individuals holding visiting appointments may teach graduate seminars and participate in (but not direct) graduate research.