Academic Personnel

APL Associate Professor without Tenure


Appointment Details


  • Title: APL Associate Professor without Tenure
  • Appointment Criteria: Appointment to the rank of APL Associate Professor WOT requires a primary professional staff appointment in APL controlling the terms of employment.
  • Duration of Appointment: No term limits, this appointment will expire no later than the date the individual separates from the APL professional staff employment.
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Voting status determined at time of appointment
  • Eligible for Promotion: Yes, WOT faculty promotion timelines and procedures followed; however, faculty promotion increases do not apply to this appointment.
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: A copy of the joint agreement between the responsible administrative unit, APL and the appointing academic unit, and the signed memorandum of understanding that outlines the conditions of the appointment must be included in the appointment packet.

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: Determined by primary professional staff recruitment.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter to Dean/Chancellor recommending appointment should include:
      • Faculty vote
      • Title
      • Start date
      • Service period
      • Full-time rate of pay
    • Memorandum of Understanding signed by responsible administrative unit, APL, and appointing Dean and candidate
    • Offer letter
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Academic Human Resources Ad Approval Notice
    • Copy of job advertisement
    • Applicant Flow Confirmation Page*
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background Check documents, if applicable**

* The applicant flow report should not be included in hire documentation. Only include the confirmation page.

** Background check documents should be sent directly to jacksj22@uw.edu. Do not include background check information in the hire packet.


Promotion Details


  • Promotion to the full Professor level is not a function of time in rank nor length of service. Every faculty member below the rank of Professor must be considered each year for possible promotion (Faculty Code Section 24-54).
  • Unsuccessful faculty promotion reviews will not affect the individual’s primary APL professional staff employment and may not be challenged.

Termination Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • Irrespective of the general terms of a WOT professorial appointment, this WOT appointment will expire no later than the date the individual terminates from the APL professional staff employment (e.g. resignation or retirement).