University of Edinburgh Visiting Professorship
The Fulbright Scotland Visiting Professorship at Edinburgh contributes to the intellectual life of the university through seminars, public lectures and curriculum development in any discipline within the:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences or
- Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH), either for six months
The University of Edinburgh is an uncompromising mix of tradition and innovation; heritage with forward thinking; excellent academic credentials with an open friendly culture, all in one of Europe's most exciting cities.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh has some of the oldest and most prestigious academic departments in the world, including, for example, the world's first English literature department.
The university is situated in the heart of Scotland's capital, a cosmopolitan city with national museums, theatres and galleries to rival the best in Europe.
Famed for its ancient castle, medieval centre and elegant Georgian architecture, Edinburgh has become known as the Athens of the North. The entire city centre, which includes many University buildings, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The annual Edinburgh Festival is the largest arts festival in the world, and is just one of 12 annual festivals held in the city. New students soon feel at home in the city which, in a recent national survey, was voted the friendliest city in the UK.
In addition to conducting academic research, the University would expect the Visiting Professor to participate in lectures, research seminars and staff seminars at the host School or the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH).
Informal interaction with students and staff and participation in regular research seminars could extend throughout the academic year. Award holders may wish to contribute to relevant workshops and colloquia and give lectures and seminars, such as a Master's class for graduate students in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
This funding is intended as a contribution towards US-UK travel, institutional fees, and general maintenance costs while in the UK.