Visiting Chairs are expected to:

  • Contribute to the scholarly activity of the Institute and the broader School of Advanced Study and develop their own research;
  • Deliver the Institute’s Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair Lecture. Please note that lectures may be filmed to be broadcast online (any reservations about this should be expressed at the point of application);
  • Participate in and organise events within the Institute and to deliver a number of research papers and lectures at other UK universities outside the capital;
  • Maintain online details of their Fellowship on the Institute’s website and in the School’s Directory of Research and Expertise;
  • Produce a short report, up to 500 words, outlining the activities and outputs of their tenure, for use by the Institute in publicity work, for instance being posted on the Insttute’s website;
  • Produce a longer report, up to 3,000 words, giving full and comprehensive details of the research undertaken, the findings of that research, the sources consulted and future research intentions; this report will be used for internal reporting processes within the School and University of London;
  • Acknowledge, in all resulting research outputs (presentations, reports, publications etc) the role of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and the School of Advanced Study in providing facilities and resources needed to undertake the research;
  • Observe the policies, procedures and processes of the Institute, the School and the University, including (but not limited to) those pertaining to health and safety, security, data protection, equality and diversity, IT security, IT code of conduct and the University Ordinances. Copies of such policies and appropriate guidance will be available to Fellows upon arrival at the Institute. Failure to observe these policies may result in the immediate termination of the award.
  • Publications containing results of work done with the aid of an Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair should be reported to the Institute and should include adequate acknowledgement. Visiting Chairs will also be encouraged, where appropriate, to deposit one or more items in SAS-Space to mark their tenure in London;

Visiting Professors are asked to provide a brief biography for use by the Institute in connection with the programme. They will also be invited to maintain contact with the Institute and it is hoped that an alumni network will grow over the years as further Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Professors take up their tenure.  They will also be required to inform the Institute about any outputs (including, for example, publications and lectures) arising from their tenure at the Institute.

The holding of any other temporary appointment concurrently with the fellowship requires the written permission of the Director of the Institute. Please note that when undertaking any other activities during the tenure period, the title of the Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Professor and Institute affiliation must be clearly acknowledged.