Research Professor

Appointment Details

  • Title: Research Professor
  • Job Class Code: 0141
  • Service Period: 12 months
  • Appointment Criteria: Must be appointed at a minimum of 50% FTE. Appointment with the rank of Research Professor requires qualifications corresponding to those of a Professor but with primary emphasis on research. (Faculty Code Section 24-34B-4)
  • Duration of Appointment: One to five year terms, renewable indefinitely
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: Yes, with 50% or more appointment (Faculty Code Section 21-32A)
  • Earn types: REG, PDR, WOS, LWO, S/L, TPS, ADS, ENS, MLP, E/C
  • Salary Floors: Must meet University minimum.
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both. Minimum appointment is 50% FTE.  The percentage of appointment must be clearly documented at the time of hire.
  • Eligible for Promotion: N/A
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: Yes
  • Required Approvals: AHR approval required prior to OPUS entry

New Appointment Details

  • Educational Requirements: must have terminal degree in an applicable field
  • Documentation Required:
    • Dean/Chancellor’s letter to President recommending appointment should include:
      • Rank/Title
      • Start date
      • Service period (12 months)
      • Full time rate of pay
      • Appointment FTE
    • Chair/Director’s letter to Dean/Chancellor recommending appointment must include:
      • Faculty vote
    • Offer letter
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • UW Biography Form
    • Academic Human Resources Ad Approval Notice
    • Copy of job advertisement
    • Applicant Flow Confirmation Page
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background Check documents, if applicable
  • Email approval from Academic Human Resources must be received by the hiring unit prior to entering the appointment in OPUS. This email approval must be included in the notes section of the PERM

Reappointment Details

  • The reappointment decision must be made in the last year of appointment term, six months (or in the case of an initial annual appointment, three months) before the appropriate expiration date. (Faculty Code Section 24-41G)
  • Reappointment is independent of current or future salary availability.
  • There is no limit on the number of reappointments that can be made as Research Professor.

Termination Details

  • Emeritus Eligibility: Yes, at time of retirement.  See Research Professor Emeritus.
  • 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. (Faculty Code Section 24-56A)
  • The unit should forward the resignation letter and the Chair/Director/Dean’s letter of acceptance to AHR.
  • Termination action needs to be entered in OPUS.