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Visiting professors - regulations

Rules and guidance for Simon and Hallsworth Visiting Professorships.

Simon Visiting Professorships

The Professorships are intended to enable scholars of distinction in the field of Social Sciences to make short visits to the University to contribute to its research and teaching. The regulations were amended in 1995.

The University will offer one or more Simon Visiting Professorships in the Social Sciences, including Law and Education.

A Visiting Professorship is tenable for not more than six weeks and not less than two weeks.

A Visiting Professorship is expected to take part in the work of the department to which he, or she, is assigned. The programme for each Visiting Professor will be approved by the Appointing Committee and will include inter alia the provision of lectures, seminars, advice to research students and participation in one or more research programmes. Visiting Professors are expected to remain in Manchester during the tenure of their Professorship.

The Simon Fund will pay reasonable expenses for the Professor to visit Manchester and will also pay reasonable subsistence expenses, and any other agreed expenses, during the tenure of the Professorship. All such expenses will be a charge on the funds made available for that Professorship.

A Visiting Professor is not paid a salary for the tenure of the Professorship. In special circumstances an honorarium may be paid, but this will not be a charge against the funds made available for that Professorship, or on the Simon Fund which provides for Professorships.

Simon Visiting Professorships are awarded following a submission from the Head of the Department or School in which it is proposed that the Visiting Professor be based. The submission should make clear the distinction of the person concerned and the potential contribution to, and impact of the work of the department or school.

The Appointing Committee will not normally require the provision of external references, nor will it be necessary for the candidate to be approached before a proposal is placed before the Committee.

Proposals should be brought to the Appointing Committee in the academic year preceding the one in which the visit is desired. If a proposal is approved, the dates of the visit must be agreed with the Chair of the Appointing Committee before the appointment is finalised.

The Appointing Committee for Simon Visiting Professorships shall be that established for Simon Research Fellowships.

Hallsworth Visiting Professorships

These Visiting Professorships were founded under the terms of a gift made by Professor H M Hallsworth, in 1944 to assist and advance the study of Political Economy, this term being construed in a wide sense. The Professorships are intended to enable scholars of distinction in the field of Political Economy to make short visits to the University to contribute to its research and teaching. The regulations were amended in 1995.

A Visiting Professorship is tenable for not more than twelve and not less than two weeks. The Visiting Professorships are intended to enable persons of distinction in the field of Political Economy to make short visits to the University to contribute to its research and teaching.

A Visiting Professor is expected to take part in the work of the unit to which he, or she, is assigned. The programme for each Visiting Professor will be approved by the Hallsworth Fellowships Committee and will include inter aliathe provision of lectures, seminars, advice to research students and participation in one or more research programmes. The Visiting Professorships may be awarded to suitable persons whether graduates of a University or not who:

a) would require leave of absence for a limited period from their academic or other duties to enable them to complete a piece of research in some branch of Political Economy which they have already begun but whose completion is delayed by pressure of such academic or other duties or

b) wish to visit the University of Manchester, at the invitation of the Hallsworth Fellowships Committee, for a limited period to discuss and undertake research in Political Economy. Visiting Professors are expected to remain in Manchester during the tenure of their Professorship.

The Hallsworth Fund will pay reasonable expenses for the Professor to visit Manchester and will also pay reasonable subsistence expenses, and any other agreed expenses, during the tenure of the Professorship. All such expenses will be a charge on the funds made available for that Professorship.

A Visiting Professor is not paid a salary for the tenure of the Professorship. In special circumstances an honorarium may be paid, but this will not be a charge against the funds made available for that Professorship, or on the Hallsworth Fund which provides for Professorships.

Hallsworth Visiting Professorships are awarded following a submission from the Head of the Unit in which it is proposed that the Visiting Professor be based. The submission should make clear the distinction of the person concerned and the potential contribution to, and impact upon the work of the Unit.

The Hallsworth Fellowships Committee will not normally require the provision of external references for Visiting Professorships.

Proposals should be brought to the Hallsworth Fellowships Committee in the academic year preceding the one in which the visit is desired. If a proposal is approved the dates of the visit must be agreed with the Chair of the Hallsworth Fellowships Committee before the appointment is finalised.

The Appointing Committee for Hallsworth Visiting Professorships shall be the Hallsworth Fellowships Committee.

The Visiting Professorships are not intended for students who, having taken recently an initial degree, are desirous of undertaking a first piece of postgraduate research. They are reserved for more advanced workers in the field of Political Economy who have already proved their ability to conduct a piece of independent research.