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Visiting Academics

Find out how to join us as a visiting scholar, academic or researcher

We're a truly global university and we welcome visiting academics, scholars and researchers from institutions around the world.

There are many reasons to work with us at Portsmouth – from our outstanding facilities and award-winning research, to our gold-rated teaching.

How to apply

Submitting your application to join us as a visiting academic is simple.

Step 1

You'll need someone to propose you as a visiting scholar from your current institution. Your proposer should send your CV and a covering letter to the Dean of the relevant Faculty at the University of Portsmouth.

Your covering letter needs to explain how your research overlaps with our research priorities and existing expertise

If you're not currently based at a university, you'll need to supply 3 referees with your initial submission.

Step 2

After reviewing your CV and covering letter, the Dean will make a recommendation to our Vice-Chancellor, who will seek advice from our Vice-Chancellor for Research and two other Professors.

Step 3

We may invite you to attend an interview.

Step 4

If we accept you, we will discuss your duties as a visiting member of staff. Your duties need to be clearly defined and must include visiting the University for teaching activities, research work or a combination of both. There will also be a clear agreement regarding the intellectual property rights to any work you do while you're here.

Step 5

You'll need to obtain the right to work in the UK and sort out accommodation for when you arrive in Portsmouth. For more information, please visit our 'Arriving from overseas' page.

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