Academic Personnel

Senior Artist in Residence


Appointment Details


  • Title: Senior Artist in Residence
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: This is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons who have special instructional roles and who have extensive training, competence and experience in their discipline
  • Length of Appointment: May be an annual or multiple year contract for the term of 1-5 years.
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Yes, only with a full-time appointment
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No, for single year appointment. Yes, for multiple year appointments.
  • Educational/Experience Requirements: This is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons who have special instructional roles and who have extensive training, competence and experience in their discipline

New Appointment Details


  • Documentation Required:
    • Offer letter (separate PDF)
    • Chair/director’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment including:
      • Faculty vote
      • Rank and title
      • Start date
      • Service period (either 9 or 12 months)*
      • Monthly rate of pay*
      • Appointment (FTE) percent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Copy of online job advertisement from the Chronicle of Higher Education or appropriate print journal**

*Could appear in offer letter
**Only required if a Competitive Recruitment is conducted
Note: OAP is no longer collecting background checks.


Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title.

Reappointment Details


  • The reappointment decision must be made in the last year of the appointment, six months (or in the case of an initial annual appointment, three months) before the appointment expiration date.
  • To recommend the reappointment of an annual appointee to a multi-year term, a competitive recruitment must be conducted or a search waiver obtained.

Termination Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • Senior Artists in Residence should provide a letter of resignation, prior to the end of their appointment, when they leave the University of Washington.