Visiting Faculty Fellowship


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The Cochlear Center hosts faculty from other academic institutions as visiting faculty who are interested in learning about the Center’s programs, working or training with Center faculty, and developing potential collaborations. Some visiting fellows may also choose to enroll in summer institute courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Funding for Visiting Faculty is limited and is considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of funds. These funds can be used to defray travel, tuition and living costs in Baltimore. Visiting faculty positions can range from just a few weeks to a year.



All candidates must hold a faculty position at another academic or equivalent institution. Candidates are responsible for securing their own funding for travel, living and all other costs associated with their Visiting Faculty tenure at the Cochlear Center. Funding may occasionally be available to help defray these costs.


Visiting faculty interested in the summer institute courses at JHSPH should apply for classes separately from their application to the Cochlear Center.



The Visiting Scholars Program has 3 application deadlines per year - February 15th, June 15th, and October 15th


Applications should be submitted at least 6 months before the desired start of the visit. All materials should be submitted to Shannon Smitherman, Senior Academic Program Coordinator, at


Applicants need to submit the following materials to Shannon Smitherman at

  • ≤ 2 page letter providing:

                    -     Candidate background

                    -     Academic/research interests

                    -     Reasons for wanting to visit the Cochlear Center

                    -     Dates of wishing to visit the Cochlear Center

  • CV or NIH biosketch


Pending review of these materials, candidates will be contacted to provide additional information and/or to schedule a preliminary phone interview


Applicants are encouraged to reach out in advance to Cochlear Center faculty to discuss opportunities.  

Apply today!

  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to reach out to Jennifer Deal prior to submitting any materials.



  • Contact Shannon Smitherman with questions about submission procedures at 443-287-7779 or

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