Lecturer Part-Time


Appointment Details

  • Title: Lecturer, Part-time
  • Job Class Code: 0185
  • Service Period: 3, 6, 9 or 12 months (1 or 2 months for summer quarter only)
  • Limitations on Appointment: Lecturer, Part-time is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons who have special instructional roles (Faculty Code Section 24-34 B).
  • Length of Appointment: May be on an annual part-time basis, or quarter-by-quarter up to 100%. Part-time appointment as lecturer is for the period stated in the letter of appointment. (Faculty Code Section 24-41 B).
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Part-time
  • Promotable Title: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Required Approvals: Academic Human Resources (AHR) approval not required for appointments limited to one or two quarters.

New Appointment Details

  • Education requirements are determined at the local level.
  • A faculty vote is required for appointment. The department faculty, by a majority vote, may delegate to an elected committee of its voting faculty the authority to recommend annual or quarterly appointments without a full faculty vote (Faculty Code Section 24-52 C).
  • Documentation required:
  • Original chair/director’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment, including faculty vote
  • Original dean/chancellor’s letter to the provost recommending appointment, including:
    • Faculty vote
    • Title
    • Start date and service period
    • Salary
  • Original offer letter
  • At least one letter of recommendation (3 preferred)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • UW Biography Form, signed
  • Background check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details

  • Renewable appointment – A faculty vote is required for reappointment. The department faculty, by a majority vote, may delegate to an elected committee of its voting faculty the authority to recommend renewal without a full faculty vote (Faculty Code Section 24-53 A).
  • Reappointment occurring within one calendar year of separation date requires a letter or the Short-Term Faculty Appointment or Reappointment form.  The original should be sent to AHR.

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 (Faculty Code Section 24-56 A).
  • The unit should attempt to obtain such a letter (see Faculty Code Section 24-56 B for additional guidance).
  • A letter accepting the resignation should be returned to the faculty member.
  • Separation action must be processed.