Acting Assistant Professor – pending PhD


Appointment Details


  • Title: Acting Assistant Professor – pending PhD
  • Job Class Code: 0123
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor requires outstanding, mature scholarship as evidenced by accomplishments in teaching, and in research as evaluated in terms of national recognition
  • Length of Appointment: 0-2 years
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Earn types: REG, SUM, PDR, WOS, LWO, S/L, E/C, TPS, ADS, ENS, MLP
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Faculty may be appointed to professorial ranks on less than full-time basis. The percentage of appointment must be clearly documented at the time of hire
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: Yes
  • Additional Information: This title is only used in a search that advertises for an Assistant Professor, and is used when the selected candidate has not yet completed their terminal degree. When the degree is conferred, the title will change to Assistant Professor.

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: Must receive terminal degree within two years
  • Documentation Required:
    • Original Dean/Chancellor’s letter to President recommending appointment should include:
      • Title
      • Start date and service period
      • Salary
    • Original Chair/Director’s letter to Dean/Chancellor recommending appointment should include:
      • Faculty vote
    • Original offer letter
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • UW Biography Form, signed
    • Academic Human Resources Ad Approval Notice
    • Copy of job advertisement
    • Applicant Flow Confirmation Page
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background check documents, if applicable
  • Email approval from Academic Human Resources must be received by the hiring unit prior to entering the appointment in OPUS. This email approval must be included in the notes section of the PERM

Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Separation Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • A faculty member has a professional obligation to give a written notice of resignation at the earliest possible opportunity. Normally such resignations should be given at least three months prior to the termination date, or within 15 days of notification of terms of a reappointment, whichever occurs later, and should ordinarily become effective at the end of an academic year
  • The unit should attempt to obtain such a letter with a statement from the faculty member indicating the name and address of next employer
  • Separation action needs to be entered in OPUS.