As a part of its commitment to academic excellence – in research as well as teaching – in an increasingly global environment, the Faculty hosts every year a number of visiting professors from other countries. These are leading researchers and teachers, who enrich the intellectual life in the Faculty, and their visits in the faculty encourage collaboration in research between Faculty members and leading international scholars.
Visiting professors typically teach condensed one-credit courses over a two to three-week long period and participate in relevant faculty meetings. The Faculty actively encourages its students to participate in at least one such course during their studies here. In addition, the Faculty hosts every year a number of visiting scholars who participate in Faculty seminars, conferences, colloquia etc.
Guests are invited by the Dean, following the recommendation of the visiting professors committee.
Visiting Professors 2014-2015
Information for Prospective Guests
Initial correspondence about a possible visit should be directed to Prof. Ehud Guttel
– The Chair of the Faculty's Visiting Professors Committee.
Possible Help with Funding
Some additional help in funding a visit (beyond the ordinary honorarium and/or travel expenses) may be obtainable from several external funds. The Faculty encourages potential visiting professors to apply to such funds as the Fulbright Fund
, the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust
, and any other helpful source. For assistance in locating such potentially helpful funds, please contact the office of the Faculty Dean
Cooperation with the Faculty Forums
Much of the intellectual activity in the Faculty takes place under the auspices of the different forums active in the Faculty. The visit of a visiting professor will typically be coordinated with at least one of the forums, so that he or she can take part in the forum's relevant activities. Complete information on the forums can be found in the Institutes & Centers section of this website.
One of the advantages of visiting the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is visiting Jerusalem. For much related information, see the city's tourism website