Stanford in New York Faculty-in-Residence

About Faculty-in-Residence

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

Why should you apply?

Stanford in New York Faculty-in-Residence serve as mentors and role models for students in their exploration of the new environment in New York City. As a Stanford faculty member teaching with SiNY, you will participate in a program that is sure to be a highlight of the students' Stanford years. Stanford faculty members find that teaching off-campus 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 New York City

Stanford in New York Faculty-in-Residence are recruited among Stanford faculty from all schools and departments. An appointment typically lasts one quarter, and faculty offer one class plus independent study topics during a term off-campus.

Who can 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. 

What will you teach?

Stanford faculty offer one course plus topics for independent study during their quarter overseas. These offerings may substitute for home-campus teaching; the overseas appointment is not a leave. You do not need to be an expert about New York, but you should propose a course that is relevant to the location or is comparative and refers to the location as a primary example. Courses can be taught in traditional ways, as you might do on campus, or using a combination of traditional class work and site visits or field trips. Faculty should incorporate location-specific elements in their classes – either by developing new course ideas or by adapting an existing course. 

Program Focus and Quarters Available in 2020-2021

Autumn Quarter:  The Arts, Architecture, Design and Urban Studies

Winter Quarter:  Finance, Business, and Media

Spring Quarter: The Global City

Students will take a full course load, participate in internships or special projects for organizations in New York, and take part in field trips, cultural events, alumni mentoring, and other group activities.  All students will spend one day per week in a required internship seminar, with the remaining four week days devoted to internships.  Elective courses will be offered on the class day or in the evening.  All internships and coursework will be broadly related to the themes list above.

If you wish to apply for more than one quarter, please indicate that on the application form and provide course proposals relevant to the themes of each quarter.

Application Guidelines and Faculty Handbook

Faculty Application Guidelines (PDF)

Faculty Handbook (PDF)