Visiting Fellows


Applications for the 2017-18 Sabbatical Visiting Fellowship are now closed.

The Visiting Fellowship is open to any academic across the world in a permanent or tenure-track faculty post with research interests in any period of French history or French colonial history. Prospective applicants who are unsure whether they qualify should email the Director ( ). Tenure of the Fellowship might particularly suit academics in the later  stages of writing up a substantial piece of research. The Fellowship covers the cost of transportation to and from St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work, together with a substantial negotiable subsidy towards accommodation while the holder is resident in St Andrews. The Fellowship carries with it no teaching duties, though the Fellow is expected to present a research paper and to take part in the normal seminar life of the Centre and the School of History during his or her stay in St Andrews. The Fellow will have full borrowing and e-access rights in the university library.

The Sabbatical Visiting Fellowship can be taken up during either semester of the 2017-18 academic year. It is envisaged the Fellowship will last 2-3 months (by negotiation).

To apply please send an application consisting of:
(1) a CV (no more than 4 pages)
(2) a list of publications (maximum 2 pages)
(3) a programme of research (no more than 1000 words)
(4) the names and addresses of two referees we might choose to approach
to the director, Dr Sarah Easterby-Smith (

If there is anything else you would like to draw to our attention to help your application, please mention it in a short covering email.

The closing date for applications is 1pm (GMT) on Tuesday 31 January 2017. The result of the competition will be communicated to applicants by mid-February.

Previous holders of the Visiting Fellowship are Professor Norman Ingram (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Eric Jennings (University of Toronto, Canada), Professor Junko Takeda (Syracuse University), and Prof Dominique Kalifa (Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne)