Academic Personnel

Lecturer Emeritus


Appointment Details


  • Title: Lecturer Emeritus
  • Service Period: 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: The normal criteria for appointment with the emeritus title are at least ten years of prior service as a member of the faculty and achievement of the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer or principal lecturer.¬†Must be retired from the UW to hold this title.
  • Length of Appointment: This is a lifelong appointment
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Persons of emeritus status (unless serving on a part-time basis) are not voting members of the faculty.
  • Salary Requirements: Salary will remain at rate held on retirement date unless a mandated cost-of-living increase takes place.
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Required Approvals:
    • Unit vote
    • Dean/Chancellor
    • Provost

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: See Lecturer
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter with vote results
    • Letter to the Dean/Chancellor stating the intention to retire.
    • If a unit plans on appointing a faculty member as Emeritus for the following academic year, a vote should be taken during Spring quarter of the current year.
  • Salary Information: Please view our Partial Reemployment Policy for salary information.

Termination Details