The Department of English and Related Literature welcomes applications from scholars who wish to spend up to one year in the Department as Academic Visitors. Applicants must hold a senior position in their University and normally have a PhD. The Department assumes that visitors will be in York to pursue their independent research and does not provide or arrange academic supervision. Our academic staff have full and demanding workloads and will not usually be in a position to collaborate on articles or other publications with academic visitors. Exceptions may be possible, but only when this work is planned in advance of the visit or when a genuine and mutually beneficial research collaboration arises during the period of study.
Please submit the following documents:
The following are provided for Academic Visitors to the Department of English and Related Literature:
The bench fee is £220 per calendar month. When you have been accepted by the Department, the University will send an invoice for the appropriate amount, which is to be paid in full before arrival. The rate you will be charged will be the rate that is quoted at the time of application, and is not subject to negotation.
The Department cannot provide advice on visas. For more information on visa applications, please visit the University's Immigration Advice Service website.
The academic year at York is divided into two semesters. These begin with Semester 1 from mid September to end January. Semester 2 runs from February to mid June. Semester dates are published on the University's website.
The University vacation begins in mid June and lasts until mid September. Many people are away at this time and the Department provides no teaching or events.
The Department is unable to help with accommodation. Please contact Accommodation Services for more information.
Please note that the Department of English and Related Literature is first and foremost a Department concerned with research and teaching in the field of English literature. It is not a Department concerned with the teaching of the English language to non-native speakers. Should you wish to work on your English rather than do research in English literature, please contact the Writing and Language Skills Centre.