Visiting Lecturer


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Lecturer
  • Job Class Code: 0135
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: "An employee who does not hold a professorial position elsewhere, but who is otherwise qualified, may be designated as a visiting Lecturer." (Faculty Code, Chapter 24, section 34.B.12)
  • Length of Appointment: 3,6,9, 12 months
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: N/A
  • Allowable Earn Types: REG, PDR, E/C, S/L, SUM, ADS, ENS, WOS
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-Time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No
  • Required Approvals: AHR approval not required prior to OPUS entry

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Requirements: Determined at the local level
  • Documentation Required:
    • Dean/Chancellor’s letter, or concurrence on Chair/Director’s letter
    • Chair/Director’s letter
    • Faculty Vote
    • Letters of recommendation (3 preferred, but only 1 is mandatory)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • UW Biography Form, signed
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background Check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details


  • May be reappointed on a quarterly or annual basis

Separation Details


  • When the appointment is over, the unit must separate the faculty member in OPUS. If they leave prior to the end of their appointment, a resignation letter should be sent to AHR.
  • Separation action needs to be entered in OPUS.