Visiting Scholar


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Scholar
  • Job Class Code: 0438
  • Service Period: 1-12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: No other title can be held at UW simultaneously. Visiting Scholars cannot be the instructor of record for any course. Visiting Scholars cannot have an indefinite appointment.
  • Length of Appointment: Up to two years
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Allowed earn types – C/A
  • Salary Requirements: Not eligible for UW salary
    • Eligible to receive payment through purchasing.
  • Full-time / Part-time: both
  • Promotable: No
  • Search Required: No
  • Required Approvals: AHR approval not required prior to OPUS entry

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Details: Must hold professorial title at another institution.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Offer letter from unit Chair/Director to scholar, signed by both.
    • Visa, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details


  • Eligible for reappointment up to two years only.

Separation Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • Separation action needs to be entered in OPUS.