Faculty in Residence

About Faculty in Residence

Each quarter, one Stanford professor serves as Faculty in Residence in each of the BOSP program locations. These faculty teach classes in their own disciplines,  developing courses that incorporate unique features of the local culture and environment or that provide comparative perspectives on a particular topic.

Application Process

Applications for Academic Year 2022-23 are due Monday, February 15, 2021. Selected faculty will be notified during Spring Quarter 2020-21. Please visit the Apply for Faculty-in-Residence webpage for complete details about the application process and a link to the application form.

Faculty Open House

BOSP will be holding two virtual Open Houses for interested faculty to learn more about BOSP's Faculty-in-Residence and Short-Term Faculty-Led Program opportunities. Faculty are invited to drop in any time during the Open House periods to ask questions and connect with BOSP staff.

  • Short-term Faculty-led Programs Open House:  Monday, January 25; 2:00-3:00 pm PST (Register here)
  • Faculty in Residence Open House:  Tuesday, January 26; 3:30-4:30 pm PST (Register here)

Why Should You Apply?

BOSP Faculty in Residence serve as mentors and role models for students in their exploration of a new environment. As a Stanford faculty member teaching with one of our programs, you can participate in what many students regard as the highlight of their Stanford years. Stanford faculty members find that teaching at one of our overseas programs is a rewarding and memorable experience, and offers the following benefits:

  • Enjoying small classes
  • Getting to know students on a personal basis
  • Participating in field trips
  • Being supported by a strong program staff
  • Making connections with colleagues, libraries, and research projects in the host country

BOSP Faculty in Residence are recruited from Stanford Academic Council faculty from all schools and departments. An appointment typically lasts one quarter, and faculty offer one class during a term abroad.

Current, Past and Future Faculty in Residence (PDF)

Who Will Apply?

Applications for Faculty in Residence appointment are accepted from any current Stanford faculty member who belongs to the Academic Council. The home department continues to pay the faculty salary during the overseas appointment. Non-tenure track Stanford faculty can be considered occasionally, as can emeriti. Please inquire about your specific circumstances.

Where and When Can You Go (Academic Year 2022-23)?

Due to BOSP program suspensions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of previously selected Faculty in Residence were displaced to future quarters.  As a result, BOSP has a limited number of Faculty in Residence appointments available during the 2022-23 academic year.  Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Berlin: Winter
Cape Town: Autumn
Florence: Autumn
Hong Kong: Autumn
Istanbul: Autumn
Kyoto: Autumn
Madrid: Autumn, Winter
New York: Autumn
Oxford: Winter
Paris: Autumn, Spring
Santiago: Autumn

What Will You Teach?

You don’t need to be an expert about a particular location, but you should propose a course that is relevant to the overseas location or is comparative and refers to the location as a primary example.  What is desired is a course that you would not teach on campus but is specifically designed to capitalize on the opportunities in the location.  Courses can be taught in more traditional ways, as you might do on campus, or using a combination of traditional classroom work and site visits or field trips.  When proposing a course, keep in mind that you may have as few as one (1) and as many as forty (40) students, depending on the enrollment at your location.