Visiting Scholar Procedures | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Visiting Scholar Procedures


The Visiting Scholar Program is intended for scholars interested in research relating to gender, sexuality, or women who do not have an affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh. Visiting scholars will gain a stimulating intellectual environment for pursuing their research and meeting others with similar interests. Applicants must have a terminal degree in their field. Unfortunately, we are seldom able to offer office space to Visiting Scholars.


Each visiting scholar will be selected for up to a two-semester term. Preference is given to those working on topics related to research interests of our Program faculty. Two to four visiting scholars will be selected. Visiting scholars will have University library and computer privileges. Each visiting scholar will present a formal colloquium and will become involved in our activities. Visiting scholars may apply for external grant funding.

Application Procedure

Please submit the following materials:

  • A brief statement of what you would like to do within the proposed dates of position and why our program at Pitt is a good fit for your work
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copies of recent or significant publications
  • Needs assessment (library privileges, etc.)
  • Names of at least two people who may be contacted for letters of reference
  • If relevant:  names of any Pitt faculty members with whom you hope to make contact or collaborate
  • Proposed start date 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of the proposed project for our program
  • Demonstrated research ability
  • Evidence that the position would be helpful for career development
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in research experience

There is no application deadline per se: we consider applications during the academic year on a rolling basis, though appointments must begin 9/1 or 1/1.

Please send applications electronically to


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