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Visiting Professors

The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine offers visiting professorships each year to distinguished academics from universities around the globe in an effort to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and skills among researchers, teachers and students. Dr. Siegfried Mense of Heidelberg University was the first Visiting Professor in the Center for Global Health.

The visiting professorships (“grants”) are awarded for a period from two months to a maximum of one year with an average stay of three months.

Criteria for Selection
Visiting professors may be from any field. The over-riding criteria for selection are the academic standing and achievements of the visitors in terms of research and/or teaching; their potential for substantial enrichment of the host institution; and, the specific and systematic nature of the proposed programs while in this country. Collaborative research alone will not normally be a sufficient justification for a grant. The emphasis will be on the diffusion of skills, and priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures. It is the intention that the professorship will provide a degree of expertise that is not otherwise available within the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Support will normally be offered for no more than two Visiting Professors following each of the two annual closing dates (normally May 15 and Oct. 15).

Support Offered
Depending on the individual circumstances of candidates, a maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field in College of Osteopathic Medicine will be provided. However, account must be taken of existing income from the proposed visitor’s own university. Recipients are eligible for a round trip air fare (at the cheapest direct commercial fare) for the awardee and spouse, and rent-free housing. Personal expenditures on such items as car rental and health insurance are not eligible.

Commitment from College of Osteopathic Medicine
The College of Osteopathic Medicinewill provide facilities (departmental membership, office space, and other usual privileges) for the visitor, commensurate with the conditions enjoyed by existing staff at the same academic rank, but equipment and/or bench fees are not allowable items. Upon termination of their stay recipients are required to submit a research grant proposal, as well as a report on their activities as visiting professor at College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Monitoring, Performance Measurement and Evaluation
Funding recipients must:

  • Adhere to College of Osteopathic Medicine’s reporting requirements and provide required information in a timely fashion
  • Provide a research activity report
  • Provide a completed research grant proposal
  • Complete the final program evaluation form, summarizing the results (required within one month of conclusion of the visiting professorship)
  • Complete and describe how the grant funds were used (form provided by College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Return a fully receipted expense claim (travel expense claim form will be provided by College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Application Instructions
Prior to application, candidates are required to establish contact with the prospective host (department chair). A letter of support from the prospective host (department chair must be enclosed with the application materials.

  1. Send application (two copies) to the Director of Global Health at New York Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 8000, Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568-8000.
  2. Please note that applications should be drawn up by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine host (department chair, in consultation with the visitor; applications should not derive from the visiting professor alone.

Inquiries about any aspect of the application procedure for visiting professorships should be made to:
Edward A. Gotfried, D.O., FACOS
Director of the Center for Global Health
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Boulevard
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, N.Y. 11568-8000

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