Visiting Fellows

Applications now open!

The Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St  Andrews (UK) invites applications for a Sabbatical Visiting Fellowship, to be taken up during either semester of the academic year 2019-20. It is envisaged the Fellowship will last 2-3 months (by negotiation).

The 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 (see below). The tenure of the Fellowship might particularly suit academics in the later stages of writing up a substantial piece of research. The Fellowship provides a stipend of £3000, intended to cover the cost of transportation to and from St Andrews from the holder’s normal place of work and to defray accommodation costs 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.

To apply please send an application consisting of:

  • a covering letter outlining your proposed programme of research (maximum 1000 words)
  • a short CV (no more than 4 pages)
  • a list of publications (maximum 2 pages)
  • the names and addresses of two referees we might choose to approach

to the co-director, Dr Justine Firnhaber-Baker (

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 Friday 15 February 2019. The result of the competition will be communicated to applicants by early March.

Previous holders of this Visiting Fellowship include Professor Norman Ingram (Concordia University, Canada), Professor Eric Jennings (University of Toronto, Canada), Professor Junko Takeda (Syracuse University), Professor Dominique Kalifa (Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne), and Professor Nélia Dias (ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa).