Affiliate Instructor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Affiliate Instructor
  • Job Class Code: 0174
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: This title is not benefits eligible. Affiliate Instructor appointments are normally given to an individual who holds a primary appointment with an outside agency or non-academic unit at the University.
  • Length of Appointment: Annual appointment with indefinite reappointments
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Allowable Earn Types: C/A, REG, E/C, ECH, TPS
  • Salary Requirements: May receive salary, limited to no more than 50% for 6 months or more. If paid, must meet the University minimum.
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: Yes
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Required Approvals: AHR approval not required prior to OPUS entry

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Requirements: Determined at School/College level
  • A faculty vote is required for short term appointments. The unit faculty, by a majority vote, may delegate authority to the Chair/Director to make short term appointments without a full faculty vote.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Dean/Chancellor’s letter, or concurrence on Chair/Director’s letter
    • Chair/Director’s letter, including faculty vote
    • Letters of recommendation (3 preferred, 1 minimum)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • UW Biography Form, signed
    • Background Check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Promotion for an affiliate appointment is not required. When a unit wishes to recommend promotion, the instructions and deadline dates for promotion to Associate Professor should be followed.

Reappointment Details


  • Affiliate appointments are annual and should be considered for reappointment each year by the faculty of the unit (or undepartmentalized college or school). Please contact your Dean/Chancellor’s Office for required documentation.
  • The documentation required to reappoint an Affiliate Instructor is a letter from the Chair/Director, with the Dean/Chancellor’s signed concurrence, including the term of the appointment, the faculty vote (votes for, against, abstaining, absent, and total number of eligible voters), reasons for the faculty decision, and the Chair/Director’s independent recommendation.

Separation Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • When a faculty member decides to resign their Affiliate appointment, a resignation letter should be sent to AHR.
  • Separation action needs to be entered in OPUS.