Academics from outside Australia who are planning to take sabbatical leave are invited to apply for the honorary position of Visiting Scholar at the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work.

The College is keen to support international collaboration and is proactive in creating valuable partnerships with visiting academics.

Through our International Visiting Scholar Program, our staff can ensure that visiting academics are directed towards the relevant intellectual resources of the University and the state, and offered support with their research process.

The College can suggest comfortable and centrally located office accommodation, arrange membership of the library and provide relevant resources, such as a computer, email and telephone access. The University may also be able to provide help with finding accommodation in Adelaide.

Where visitors are engaged in collaborative research with members of the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, they may also be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of airfares from their home to Australia.

Visiting Scholars will be expected to take part in College research activities, give a research seminar to staff and postgraduate students and acknowledge Flinders University in any publications that result from their time with us.

Where Scholars have the equivalent of Australian full Professorial status at their home institution, they will be granted Visiting Professor status.

Applicants are requested to provide a curriculum vitae and research plan to the Director of Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute .

Flinders School of Education has previously hosted a number of Professorial and senior visitors including:

  • Professor Antonella Brighi (University of Bologna)
  • Professor Neil Humphrey (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Dr Qaisara Parveen (Pir Meh Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan, India)
  • Professor Joy Higgs (Charles Sturt University)
  • Dr James McNair Conner (University of New South Wales, Canberra)
  • Dr Issic Leung (Hong Kong University, China)
  • Professor Anne Sliwka (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

Prospective visitors to Flinders University may be interested in consulting:

Experience SA: This site offers an informative overview of South Australia.

Flinders University Arrival Guide: A guide for new international students, this document sets out all manner of information which could be useful to other new arrivals. For example, finding accommodation, getting around Adelaide, useful contacts etc.

Flinders Living: A free service which helps to find accommodation offers from the public and real estate agents. It also provides information about bonds, tenancies and other matters relating to renting.

Guide for New Staff: There are a lot of things for a new staff member to get to know at Flinders, from how to get around the campus, to where to park and how to perform their workplace tasks. This page summarises all the information that new staff members will need in their first few months of employment, and acts as a guide and resource for new staff.

If you are interested in visiting us on a short or long term basis, please contact Associate Professor Helen Askell-Williams (Director, Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute).