Limitations on Appointment: This title is not benefits eligible. Faculty appointed to the title Affiliate Assistant Professor must hold the rank of Assistant Professor at their home institution or have experience in the field which qualifies them for the professorial rank. If separating from the UW and remaining affiliate, the affiliate rank must match the recent professorial title regardless of rank at the new institution. EX: Associate Professor at UW = Affiliate Associate Professor.
Length of Appointment: Annual appointment with indefinite reappointments
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.
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 Assistant Professor 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.
Emeritus Eligibility: No
When a faculty member decides to resign their Affiliate appointment, a resignation letter should be sent to AHR.