Visiting Scholars - Human Resources at Ohio State


Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are faculty members, researchers or students at their home institution who come to Ohio State by invitation for a designated period of time to assist in teaching, conduct research or participate in other scholarly activities.

Visiting Scholar Overview by Job Code
Job Code
8645 8645 8645 8645
Employee Class A&P A&P A&P A&P
Salary Appointment No Yes Yes Yes
Appointment Status Temporary Temporary Temporary Term
Standard Hours .1 hours 1 – 29.99 hours 30 – 40 hours 1 – 40 hours
OSU Health Benefits-Eligible No No Yes Yes
I-9 Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Background Check Yes Yes Yes Yes

An individual with a Visiting Scholar job code can be appointed on a salaried or non-salaried appointment, or receive a stipend from the university. All offer letters must reflect the conditions of the employment agreement and must be annually renewed.


  • Appointment should be Temporary if less than 1 year
  • Appointment should be Term if 1-3 years
  • Standard hours must be entered appropriately


  • Either non-salaried or will receive a stipend from the university
  • Appointment should be Temporary
  • Standard hours are 0.1

The Office of International Affairs coordinates and processes appointments for Visiting Scholars with non-immigrant status. For more information, contact the International Students and Scholars team within the Office of International Affairs.