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Academic human resources

What is Academic Human Resources?

Academic HR at the University of Washington operates as a crucial hub connecting all three campuses, dedicated to facilitating collaboration and fostering excellence throughout the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion processes for faculty, librarians, and academic staff. More than just administrative support, our commitment lies in offering an expansive range of resources and expert guidance on university policies, ensuring every member of our academic community can thrive.

Our vision is to be esteemed as a premier provider of superior services and a trusted repository of expertise on academic personnel practices and institutional policies. We’re dedicated to empowering our academic community, ensuring their recognition, respect, and continued success within the university framework.

About Office of Academic Personnel

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For Faculty

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The Office of Academic Personnel at the UW is dedicated to supporting faculty. From onboarding and leadership development to promotion and tenure, and navigating policy, OAP is here to help you succeed.

For Academic Personnel

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Academic Titles and Ranks

Explore the UW’s academic titles and ranks through our user-friendly breakdown. Titles and ranks are grouped together for clarity and convenience in your search for key resources.

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Policies and Procedures

Access valuable resources detailing UW academic personnel policies, encompassing recruitment, compensation, voting guidelines, and sabbatical leave. Empower yourself with concise information and guidelines for impactful actions affecting UW academics.

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Appointment Actions

Discover comprehensive information on appointments and endowments for Academic Personnel by clicking on the Appointment Actions page. Get insights, guidelines, and resources to facilitate smooth processes and informed decisions. Explore now for a seamless experience.

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Access resources for international scholars − faculty and other academic personnel from around the world hosted by the UW. International Scholars Operations (ISO) manages visa sponsorship, offers training, and supports visa requirements.

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Visa guidance for unit administrators

Forms and Templates

Explore our Forms and Templates page for essential resources. Discover forms for new hires, appointment changes, sabbatical leave, title changes, and salary adjustments. Plus, find letter templates for promotion, tenure, recruitment, hiring, and visa petitions.

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Due Dates Calendar

Stay ahead with our Due Dates Calendar for faculty and academic personnel. Access essential dates for appointments, promotions, and more from the Office of Academic Personnel.

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Updates and announcements

  • ADVANCE Leadership Workshop Series

    April 17, 2024

    Advancing equity in the unseen work of academia: University of Washington ADVANCE leadership workshop series leads the way SEATTLE — In a concerted effort to foster equity and inclusivity within academia, the University of Washington's ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change (UW ADVANCE) has been leading a series of transformative Leadership Workshops. The latest installment, held…

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  • USCIS Fee Change Announcement

    March 13, 2024

    UPDATE to USCIS Fee Change Announcement (03/21/2024) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has clarified its new filing fee structure to confirm that UW and other state higher education institutions are subject to the lower fees for non-profits. This means that filing fees for UW H-1B petitions will not change as of April 1, 2024.…

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  • OAP 2023-28 Strategic Plan

    January 8, 2024

    In the University of Washington Office of Academic Personnel, we are dedicated to fostering excellence and cultivating limitless potential. Through our commitment to championing the unique passions and common goals of UW faculty and all academic personnel, we support a community of leaders who dare to be boundless. The 2023-2028 Strategic Plan serves as the…

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Training calendar

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