Academic Personnel

Acting Professor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Acting Professor
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Appointment to the rank of Professor requires outstanding, mature scholarship as evidenced by accomplishments in teaching, and in research as evaluated in terms of national recognition.
  • Length of Appointment: Annual appointment. Limited to 4 years in any one acting title. 6 years total combined acting titles.
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum.
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both. The percentage of appointment must be clearly documented at the time of hire.
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: Must have a terminal degree.
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter to Dean/Chancellor recommending appointment¬†must include:
      • Title
      • Start date
      • Service period
      • Salary
      • Faculty vote
    • Offer letter
    • Three¬†letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Academic Human Resources Ad Approval Notice*
    • Copy of job advertisement*
    • Applicant Flow Confirmation Page**
    • Visa documents, if applicable
    • Background check documents, if applicable***

* only required if a Competitive Recruitment is conducted

** if a recruitment was conducted, the applicant flow report should not be included in hire documentation. Only include the confirmation page.

** Background check documents should be sent directly to jacksj22@uw.edu. Do not include background check information in the hire packet.


Promotion Details


  • Not a promotable title.

Termination Details


  • Emeritus Eligibility: No
  • 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, or within 15 days of notification of terms of a reappointment, whichever occurs later, and should ordinarily become effective at the end of an academic year (Faculty Code Section 24-56A).
  • The unit should attempt to obtain such a letter with a statement from the faculty member indicating the name and address of next employer.