The new Academic Titles and Ranks format is now live. Interim pages will be updated throughout the fall quarter. See our OAP blog post for details and contact with any questions.

These pages offer specific details for academic titles and ranks at the University of Washington. See the list below for a breakdown of how specific titles and ranks are grouped together for ease of navigation.

Note: Any discrepancies between information found on the Office of Academic Personnel’s titles and ranks pages and existing University policies including those in UW’s Policy Directory and the UW Librarian Personnel Code are unintentional. In such cases, the official UW policy document prevails.

Academic Title/Rank Categories

Acting Titles (new format and content!)
Adjunct Appointments (new format and content!)
Administrative Appointments (new format and content!)
Affiliate Titles (new format and content!)
Clinical Titles (new format and content!)
Librarian Ranks (new format and content!)
Medical Residents and Fellows
Non-Professorial Instructional and Other Related Titles
Postdoctoral Scholar Titles
Professorial Tracks (new format and content!)
Visiting Titles (new format and content!)

For information about Applied Physics Lab (APL) and ROTC ranks, please contact

Key Terms

Title, rank, and appointment: These terms are used throughout OAP’s titles and ranks pages when referring to the general designation of someone’s role at the University. While these terms are often used interchangeably in casual conversation or specifically in other contexts (e.g., Workday), use on OAP’s titles and ranks pages is intended to align directly where relevant with how each designation is styled in the UW Faculty Code and the UW Librarian Personnel Code.
Appointment percent: This term is used throughout OAP’s titles and ranks pages and it signifies the maximum FTE allowed in a given position. Appointment percent is referred to as roster percent in Workday and is distinct from FTE which can fluctuate, for instance, when someone is on an approved leave.
Tenure status: This field is used throughout OAP’s titles and ranks pages to indicate whether the title/rank requires tenure (tenured) or a mandatory review for tenure (on tenure track), or is ineligible for tenure (N/A).

Additional Resources

Faculty voting guidelines
Annual vs. quarterly appointments
Background checks (Academic HR is no longer conducting; checks are conducted at the local level)
Interfolio user guides
ISC user guides
Legacy job class codes