Visiting Scientist


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Scientist
  • Job Class Code: 0437
  • Service Period: 1-12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Eligible for health insurance, but not for retirement. Should not be the instructor of record for any course.
  • Length of Appointment Term: 3 months for US Citizens, 3 years for non-US citizens.
  • Eligible for tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Allowed Earn Types: REG, WOS, S/L
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University Minimum Salary Requirements.
  • Full-time/part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Search Required: No
  • Required Approvals: No AHR approval required prior to OPUS entry.

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Details: Must not be an enrolled student at home institution.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Dean/Chancellor’s Letter, or concurrence on Chair/Director’s Letter
    • Chair/Director’s Letter
    • Letters of Recommendation (3 preferred, 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


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • If the faculty member leaves prior to the end of their appointment, a resignation letter should be sent to AHR.
  • Separation action needs to be entered in OPUS.