Visiting Scholars and Researchers

The University of Tulsa welcomes visiting scholars and researchers to campus in order to collaborate with faculty and staff and to use the special collections in the McFarlin Library and the Gilcrease Museum. For TU purposes, a Visiting Scholar is an individual whose primary purpose for residence on the TU campus is to teach, lecture, or perform independent research on a topic related to his or her expertise. The length of stay for a Visiting Scholar is at least one month and, normally, not more than one year. Visiting Scholar positions are not compensated.

Visiting Scholars may be granted a variety of privileges, including access to McFarlin Library, office or lab space, and eligibility for membership at Collins Fitness Center. All Visiting Scholars must be hosted by a faculty member and have a departmental home.

The process for hosting an international Visiting Scholar, in particular, may require an extended period of time to arrange the necessary documents for the scholar’s visa. Faculty wishing to invite a foreign scholar for a stay at TU should plan that this process may take at least three months, depending upon the scholar’s home country. The processes outlined on this website apply only to visitors who have completed their degrees and are seeking an appointment for teaching or research. TU faculty seeking to host visitors who are still completing undergraduate or graduate degrees at their home institution should first consult with the staff in International Student Services.

Faculty wishing to invite a scholar to TU should complete the form available on this website. Copies of this form should be sent to the designated individual to ensure that they are aware of the scholar. No invitations may be issued without approval by the appropriate academic dean.

For more information about this process, please contact Dr. Cheryl Matherly, Vice Provost, Global Education:

• Process for inviting a Visiting Scholar 
• Visiting Scholars Form (** Required for all Visiting Scholars) 
• Sample documents  - Coming soon! 
• List, Visiting Scholars to TU


Apply to be a Global Scholars Faculty in Residence!

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