Academic Personnel

Visiting Scientist


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Scientist
  • Service Period: 1-12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Should not be the instructor of record for any course.
  • Length of Appointment Term: Three years for all US and non-US citizens.
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/part-time: Full-time, unless a partial leave of absence is approved by AHR.
  • Promotable: No
  • Search Required: No

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Details: Must not be an enrolled student at home institution.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s Letter
    • Letters of Recommendation (three preferred, one is mandatory)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Visa Documents, if applicable
    • Background Check documents, if applicable*

** Background check documents should be sent directly to jacksj22@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


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • If the person leaves prior to the end of their appointment, a resignation letter should be provided