This document provides the rules and the process for the Distinguished Visiting Professors Program. One of the strategic goals of PSU is the internationalization of its research and the establishment of collaboration activities with other top Universities. For this purpose, PSU offers the Distinguished Visiting Professor Program, where a professor/researcher from a reputed University, can be invited to the University as a visiting professor. The objective is that colleges/Research labs/groups at PSU take benefit from a long-term research collaboration that promotes research productivity and visibility of PSU.
The objective of the Distinguished Visiting Professors Program is to provide a flexible framework to attract reputed scholars in the world to Prince Sultan University to promote its research and education impact. This practice is done in several international universities and Saudi Universities The main objectives are:
The distinguished visiting professor should have the following criteria:
The long-term visiting professor program is defined over at least one semester to one year, which can be renewed at semester or yearly basis based on mutual agreement between the University and the visiting professor.
The duties of the professor are the following:
The short-term visiting professor program is defined over at least one week to two months. The duties of the professor are the following:
There are different options:
The University posts a general job advertisement on its website, job advertisement websites, and social networks for long and short term visiting professors specifying the research areas of interest and required profile. The University receives applications, processes them, and selects the appropriate candidates with coordination with colleges/research labs/groups.
The University may request the research labs or colleges to propose visiting research professors of their interest according to the criteria above, that they may contact and coordinate with them in advance. Then, they submit a request to the University to process the request for a visiting professor.
The candidate, in coordination with the hosting college/research lab/group, should submit the following: