Invited Visiting Faculty Program

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Osgoode’s Invited Visiting Faculty Program welcomes esteemed faculty from within Canada and around the world.  They work on their research, collaborate with Osgoode faculty members, and contribute to the research and academic life at Osgoode.


Applicants must:

  • Hold the rank of full-time professor at a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate oral and written English proficiency
  •  Secure their own funding. Osgoode does not fund these visits in any way


These visits can range from 1 to 6 months.

Applications Process

The application deadline for both streams are as follows: For visits during the Fall (September-December) or Winter (January – April) academic term applications must be received on or before February 28th. Applications for visits during the Summer (May-August) academic term must be received on or before October 31st.

Exceptions may be requested in conjunction with applications that must be submitted early to meet the requirements of prospective funding sources. Under extenuating circumstances, an applicant may also submit a request to have an application evaluated outside of these time frames, if the visit is under one month. In all cases, however, applicants should anticipate that a response will take approximately eight weeks.

Please apply though our online application form.  There is an administrative program fee of $130 that will apply to all approved applications.  As a part of the application process, the following documents will be required with your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Sample of your academic writing in English (eg. journal article)
  • Copy of your TOEFL/IELTS results (if applicable, see below)

Language Proficiency

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score is required for applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed at least three years of full-time study at a post-secondary institution or in a country where English is the official language of instruction.

To be considered, applicants must possess a Total Score not less than 93, with a minimum of 22 for Writing and 22 for Speaking. Alternatively, Osgoode will also accept test results of the academic test format offered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS results should be no less than 7.0 in the academic format.