Join NCIS

NCIS welcomes scholars who are pursuing knowledge in or across any field who are not affiliated with an institution of higher learning in a tenure track position. Scholars who are contingent faculty or part-time faculty are welcome to join. Candidates must provide evidence of scholarly production, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at conferences of scholarly societies, books, or, for candidates in the fine arts, exhibitions of work in juried shows, etc. This is accomplished by uploading a current CV (as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file) when creating a member account. Submission of a CV is required of all applicants. The Membership Committee reserves the right to reject applications which do not reflect credentials of merit as independent scholars or credentials which cannot be verified. Review by the membership committee will take place within two weeks of an applicant member joining, and all dues paid will be refunded if an applicant does not meet the requirements.

How to join NCIS

Click here to create the username and password you will use to access the site as a member, and pay your membership dues using PayPal.  Dues may also be paid by check (see payment details below).  The NCIS membership dues are:

  • Regular Membership: One Year - $50, Two Years - $90, Three Years - $120
  • Contributing Membership: One Year - $85, Two Years - $160, Three Years - $235
  • Sustaining Membership: One Year - $125, Two Years - $240, Three Years - $345
  • Life Membership - $1500

Payment is expected at the time of membership application and will be processed securely through PayPal or by mailing a check to the address below. Payment may be made by any major credit card, debit card, eCheck or by transferring funds directly from your bank account. A PayPal account is not required for credit card transactions. Please make checks payable to National Coalition of Independent Scholars and mail to the NCIS treasurer: 

PO Box 120182 
San Antonio, TX 78212
 

Membership queries may be addressed to the NCIS membership chair at membership@ncis.org

 

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