Sabbatical Faculty in Residence and Visiting Scholars

Information on the application process for Visiting Scholars and Sabbatical Faculty in Residence with the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School

Each year, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law hosts a number of Sabbatical Faculty in Residence and Visiting Scholars at Columbia Law School. 

Current and Past Sabbatical Faculty and Visiting Scholars

Read about our Spring 2018 Sabbatical Faculty and Visiting Scholars here

  • Sahar Aziz
  • Suzanne Kim
  • Melissa Murray

Read about our Fall 2018 Sabbatical Faculty and Visiting Scholars here

  • Joseph Fischel
  • Emily Stolzenberg

Read about our Spring 2019 Sabbatical Faculty and Visiting Scholars here

  • Daniel Del Gobbo
  • Simone George
  • Svati Shah

Sabbatical Faculty in Residence

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for a sabbatical visitor for the 2019-2020 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The CGSL welcomes applications from faculty from any field who are interested in spending a semester or the academic year in residence at Columbia Law School working on scholarly projects relating to Gender and/or Sexuality Law.

Sabbatical Visitors will receive an office with phone and computer, secretarial support and full access to university libraries, computer systems and recreational facilities. In addition, Sabbatical Visitors will be expected to participate in CGSL activities and present a paper or lunchtime talk either as a workshop with Faculty and scholars, or as a public lecture/presentation to students, faculty, and staff in the Columbia University community.

Applications for the 2019-2020 year are currently closed.

We prefer electronic submissions be sent to

Applicants should submit their materials in an e-mail, labeled with the subject line "Sabbatical Visitor." A full application includes:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Research statement (of approximately 1,000 words) that describes the proposed work during the Sabbatical period
  • Names of two references who are familiar with your current academic research

Direct questions to: Lilia Hadjiivanova, Assistant Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Lilia may also be reached by phone at +1 212 854 0167.

Visiting Scholars

Columbia Law School's Visiting Scholars Program has, over the decades, hosted thousands of exceptional international scholars, professors, judges, practitioners, government officials and civil society leaders. The individuals who participate in the program each year are immensely diverse. Their research and scholarship touch on a multitude of legal disciplines, including comparative and international criminal law, human rights, legal philosophy, commercial and corporate law, and constitutional law as well as international private and public law. Visiting Scholars range from senior faculty at the world's leading research institutions, to doctoral students who are at the start of their scholarly careers.

Visiting Scholars with the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law must submit applications through the Office of Visiting Scholars at Columbia Law School.

Details about the Visiting Scholars Program at Columbia Law School may be found here

Full Application details for Visiting Scholar positions with Columbia Law School may be found here


Per the guidelines of the Office of Visiting Scholars, applications will be reviewed three times during the year, corresponding with three program intakes, as follows:

Deadline for Applicants for Summer, 2020: March 1, 2020

Deadline for Applicants for Fall, 2020: April 1, 2020