The appointment of visiting titleholders

The University benefits from affiliations with external academics and professional practitioners. We offer two visiting titles that recognise their standing and the role they play within the University.

A visiting title gives access to university facilities such as the library and an email account as well as the use of the University as an affiliation when presenting public lectures or events. Visiting titles do not carry a financial reward.

Visiting Fellowships

A Visiting Fellowship is an appropriate title for academics or professional practitioners who are expected to make a significant contribution to the University and form a substantial collaboration

Please see application forms and guidance:

Visiting Professorships

A Visiting Professorship is conferred on an individual who can
demonstrate that they will make an outstanding contribution to the
University through research and knowledge exchange, teaching or
professional citizenship. 

Please see application forms and guidance:

Application forms

Application forms should be completed by the proposed titleholder and the academic they’ll be working with at the University. This should be approved by the school’s senior management team (SMT) before being forwarded to the secretary of the Professorial Conferment Committee (PCC). A current CV must be submitted with all applications.

Renewal forms

A Visiting Fellowship or Visiting Professorship is awarded on a three-year term. When this is nearing its end, the title can be renewed. Renewal applications must be approved at the school’s SMT before being forwarded to the PCC for approval.

If you have any questions, please contact the PCC secretary Cathal Rogers (cathal.rogers@staffs.ac.uk).