- What is a Visiting Appointment?
A Vising Appointment refers to any individual, foreign or domestic, who is invited by a Carleton faculty member to:
- participate in or conduct research, and/or
- engage in teaching credit courses (requests for appointments with teaching must be sent to Norah.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Types of Visiting Appointments
A professor who holds rank or, if retired, held rank at another university and is typically on temporary leave from a permanent position at that university (if not retired); and (i) invited to teach at Carleton University in an areas of established expertise; and/or (ii) invited to conduct research in collaboration with or under the supervision of a faculty member host at Carleton University in area of established expertise. The appointment is typically made for one year with specified start and end dates.
Visiting Scholar (Researcher) :
An individual who is typically on temporary leave from a permanent position at another organization or institution (i) invited to teach at Carleton University in an area of established expertise; and /or (ii) invited to conduct research in collaboration with or under the supervision of a faculty member host at Carleton in an area of established expertise.
Visiting Student (Researcher):
An individual who is registered as a student in a degree granting program at an institution abroad and who is invited to conduct research in collaboration with or under the supervision of a faculty member host at Carleton University. The majority of student researchers are funded either by their home institution or an external funding agency. They may or may not receive payment from the host supervisor at Carleton in the form of a stipend (for coverage of living /accommodation expenses). The appointment is typically made with specified start and end dates.
All visiting appointments must comply with Carleton’s Visiting Appointments Policy.
- Is a Letter of Invitation Required?
Will the visitor:
Need to obtain a visa to enter Canada?
Receive remuneration of any kind?
Receive funding or reimbursement for any travel costs from a research fund?
Require University Health Insurance?
Require a campus card for access to Library, labs etc?
Require use of office space or departmental resources?
Require Carleton computing services and /or login credentials?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, a letter of invitation is required.
- Is University Health Insurance Required?
Yes. The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) or equivalent coverage is required for all research visits. Contact the International Student Services Office to register for UHIP. Visitors appointed for more than 6 months may be eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan(OHIP) three months after arrival.
- Are Visiting Researchers Eligible for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?
Yes, visitors who have work permits and visits are longer than 6 months may be eligible for OHIP after a three month waiting period. Visit the OHIP website for more information.
- Can Visiting Researchers get Carleton Library access?
Yes, Carleton International will facilitate library access for visiting researchers.
- Can Visiting Researchers access to the Athletics facility?
Yes, short term memberships can be purchased at Athletics Welcome Desk. Visit http://carleton.ca/athletics/membership/ for more information.
- How do I host a Visiting Researcher at Carleton University?
- How do I become a Visiting Researcher at Carleton University?
Browse through our faculty and research interests by Department or visit Our Research page then contact a faculty member with a request to host your visit. Once you and faculty host have agreed upon the details of the visit, complete and submit the Visiting Scholar Request Form (Research Only).
- Do Visiting Scholars get Carleton (@carleton.ca) email accounts?
Visiting scholars are considered Affiliates, rather than staff and as such are not provided with Carleton email accounts upon their arrival. Access to email and campus computing services can be requested/provided for Visiting Scholars at the discretion of the department. While Visiting Scholars may not require a Carleton email address for their work, they would require a Carleton email address in order to access Carleton’s wifi, so it may be beneficial for departments to request email accounts for their Visiting Scholars who are staying at Carleton for a longer term as a convenience.
- Will a Visa and/or Work Permit and/or Biometrics be required to travel?
Carleton International will provide immigration advising for Visiting Researchers depending on each visitor’s individual case. Please refer to the information on visas for entry to Canada and biometrics to identify who will require a visa and biometrics for entry to Canada. The majority of Visiting Researchers will also require an LMIA exempt employer specific work permit. Carleton International will provide an offer of employment number to include in the work permit application when eligible.