Academics from outside Australia who are planning to take sabbatical leave are invited to apply for the honorary position of Visiting Scholar at Flinders Law.

We are keen to support international collaboration and is proactive in creating valuable partnerships with visiting academics in Law and Criminology.

Through our International Visiting Scholar Programme, 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.

Flinders Law 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 with finding accommodation in Adelaide.

Where visitors are engaged in collaborative research with members of the Flinders Law, 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 Flinders Law 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.

Applications are considered by the Flinders Law's Research Committee, which meets four times a year in March, June, September and December.  Applicants are requested to provide a curriculum vitae and research plan to the Associate Dean, Research the month prior.  

We have previously hosted a number of Professorial and senior visitors including:

  • Professor Janet Walker (Osgoode Hall, Canada)
  • Professor Peter Lown (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Professor Paul Rock (LSE, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Mark Mildred (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Rebecca Bailey-Harris (Bristol University, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Michael King (Brunel University, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Gordon Hughes (Open University, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Caroline Hunter (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Judy Nixon (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
  • Gavin Dingwall (De Montfort University, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Theodore Eisenberg (Cornell University, United States)
  • Professor Tom Rowe (Duke University, United States)
  • Professor Susan French (UCLA, United States)
  • Professor David Friedrichs (University of Scranton, United States)
  • Professor David Burdette (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Associate Professor Andrew Alston (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • Associate Professor Tom Madell (Umeå University, Sweden)
  • Professor Kevat Nousiainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Professor Anu Pylkkanen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Associate Professor Dr Jian Zhang (Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, China)
  • Professor Kim Economides (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)

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 Marinella Marmo (Associate Dean, Research) or any other member of the our academic staff whose interests most closely match your own. We will be happy to assist in your enquiry.