Academic Personnel

Visiting Lecturer


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Lecturer
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: “An employee who does not hold a professorial position elsewhere, but who is otherwise qualified, may be designated as a visiting Lecturer.” (Faculty Code, Chapter 24, section 34.B.12)
  • Length of Appointment: 3, 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: N/A
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-Time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Requirements: Determined at the local level
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter
    • Faculty Vote
    • Letters of recommendation (three preferred, but only one is mandatory)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background Check documents, if applicable*

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


Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details


  • May be reappointed on a quarterly or annual basis

Termination Details


  • Appointment for a set period of time. If the faculty member leaves prior to the end of their appointment, a resignation letter should be provided.