Visiting Scholars and Artists Policy

(Updated October 3, 2011)

Defines policies and procedures related to the appointment, roles, requirements and responsibilities of Visiting Scholars and Artists at Tulane University.

Scholars established in their field who are visiting Tulane University from outside institutions or organizations may be recommended by a department chair, dean or unit director for the courtesy designation of Visiting Scholar.

1.       Criteria for Appointment:

The individual must be visiting from an outside institution or organization or be an independent scholar or artist
The individual must have a terminal degree or be a recognized expert in his or her field.

2.       Appointment Procedures:

The sponsoring department must submit a request for appointment as Visiting Scholar to the dean of the school.  Upon approval by the dean, the request will be forwarded to the Provost for reaffirmation.

3.       Rights and Privileges:

Visiting Scholars are not employees of the University and the title may not be used for personnel or payroll purposes.  If a department wishes to make a special payment to a Visiting Scholar for participation in a seminar presentation or similar contribution, that should be done in the form of a one-time payment.

Although Visiting Scholars receive neither Tulane compensation nor the full range of other benefits available to regular staff, faculty or students (including health insurance), they are eligible for the following courtesy benefits:

Tulane University Visiting Scholar I.D. Card
Library privileges
Tulane email account

4.       Duration of appointment

Visiting Scholars are normally appointed for a maximum of  one academic year, with the possibility of renewal  at the discretion of the department and with the approval of the Dean and Provost.

5.      Non-US Citizens

All visiting scholars who will be coming to the US and who are not US citizens or residents will require an appropriate visa.  Host departments/schools should contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for further information and assistance.