Hosting International Faculty Members

Hosting International Faculty Members

Inviting Participation in the Visiting International Professor (VIP) Program:
Brock's Visiting International Professor (VIP) program brings visiting professors from academic institutions in other nations to visit Brock for an extended period, teaching a course in their area of expertise and collaborating with Brock faculty, staff and students in a range of academic activities.

Visiting International Professors are paid the standard stipend for any course that they teach, which typically will more than cover their accommodations, living expenses, and return travel expenses. The number of courses that a VIP can teach is limited to a maximum of three half-credit courses in a semester or two full-credit courses in an academic year. For a VIP teaching only one half-credit course a semester, or one full-credit course per academic year, Brock International will fund up to $1,000 in travel or living expenses with original receipts or invoices.

The VIP program provides an economical way to internationalize the curriculum while affording international faculty an opportunity to live, work, and interact with the Brock community for an extended period. VIPs teach courses in regular undergraduate and graduate programs, so permission from relevant Deans and Chairs / Directors is required. Departments should also post each position for a minimum of ten working days.* Please consult the VIP program website for more details about program operation. Academic units interested in hosting a VIP should contact Sheila Young, Associate Director of Brock International, or call extension 4404.
*For more information regarding posting requirements and workload limits, please contact the Labour Relations Officer, Human Resources at jduff@brocku.ca or extension 3022.

Inviting Participation in the Visiting International Scholar (VIS) Program:
Brock's Visiting International Scholar (VIS) program invites scholars and researchers from abroad who are interested in an opportunity for international research or creative endeavour to visit Brock for an extended period, interacting with Brock faculty and students. Participants are generally responsible for covering their own expenses for travel, accommodations, and any ancillary requirements (visa fees, health insurance coverage, etc.). In most cases, participants have been awarded funding by their home governments or institutions for international travel and accommodation. Generally, such opportunities arise out of interactions between Brock faculty and their international colleagues, leading to an invitation to undertake collaborative research or creative activity at Brock.

Faculty members interested in hosting a VIS should contact Sheila Young or call extension 4404. Relevant Dean(s) and Chair(s) / Director(s) should be consulted prior to issuing any invitations to VIS participants, and such invitation should be coordinated through the office of Brock International. Please consult the VIS program website for more details about program operation.

Inviting Participation in the University Mentorship (UM) Program:
Brock's University Mentorship (UM) program welcomes visiting faculty, staff, students and other scholars from academic institutions in other nations to visit Brock for an extended period, to interact and collaborate with Brock faculty, staff and students in a range of academic and administrative activities. The UM program is designed for participants who are interested in professional development opportunities with peers, not in further degree-related academic study.

Participants in this program are responsible for covering their own expenses for travel, accommodations, and any ancillary requirements such as visa fees. In most cases, participants have been awarded funding by their home governments or institutions for international travel and accommodation.

Please consult the UM program website for more details about program operation. Faculty or staff interested in hosting a UM participant should contact Brock International at syoung@brocku.ca or extension 4404 prior to issuing any invitations.

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