Acting Instructor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Acting Instructor
  • Job Class Code: 0124
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Length of Appointment: Annual appointment. Limited to 4 years in any one acting title. 6 years total combined acting titles
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Earn types: REG, PDR, LWO, S/L, SUM, ADS, E/C, TPS, MLP
    • WOS may only be used for an unpaid joint appointment
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both. The percentage of appointment must be clearly documented at the time of hire
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Required Approvals: AHR approval not required prior to OPUS entry

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: must have terminal degree
  • 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
    • Visa documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details


  • The reappointment decision must be made each year, six months (or in the case of an initial annual appointment, three months) before the appropriate expiration date
  • Acting appointments are for one year or less, limited to 4 years in any one rank, or 6 years maximum in combination of acting titles

Separation Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • 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