International Visiting Scholar Programme


Hekima University College

Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations
Nairobi, Kenya

International Visiting Scholar Programme

Hekima University College welcomes interested scholars to spend time in HUC for teaching and/or research purposes. The aim of the IVS programme is to strengthen the international profile of HUC by welcoming scholars from different parts of the world to contribute to the mission of HUC by offering innovative and cutting-edge research and scholarship in theology and peace studies. IVS is envisaged as a mutually beneficial programme for both HUC and the visiting scholar.

For scholars who are interested in teaching, IVS allows for a negotiable short-term period of teaching. Longer arrangements can also be made for one or two semesters.

For scholars interested in research or sabbatical programmes, the timeframe is subject to negotiation and agreement with HUC.

IVS offers room and board for short-term teaching/research. Under certain conditions, HUC will cover partial or full travel cost, depending on need. Opportunities exist for visiting interesting sites to enhance the overall experience of conducting research and scholarship in Kenya.

The IVS scholar is expected to propose a course for approval by the dean 6 months ahead of the projected date. When possible the dean could request and make arrangement with the scholar to teach a particular course depending on the need of HUC.

HUC also requests the visiting scholars who plan to spend a full semester to offer one public lecture.

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