Appointment Details

Title: Affiliate Postdoctoral Scholar
Service period: 12 months
Appointment limitations: Currently reserved for those who are employed and paid directly by one of the following non-University of Washington entities:

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Fred Hutchinson Research Center
  • U.S. Military

Other entities may be considered at the sole discretion of the Office of Academic Personnel.
Appointment is courtesy only and not eligible for pay or healthcare benefits through the University of Washington.
Appointment length: Annual; cannot extend beyond the employment relationship with the non-UW entity.
Tenure eligible: No
Voting rights: N/A
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Promotion eligible: No
Competitive recruitment required: No

New Appointment Details

Educational requirements: PhD or equivalent
Documentation required:

  • Chair/director’s letter
  • Affiliate letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proof of paid direct relationship with one of the above listed non-University entities (may be in chair/director’s letter)

Promotion Details

Not promotion eligible.

Reappointment Details

There are no limitations to the number of annual reappointments that can be made on the condition that the individual maintains employment with the non-UW entity. However, the appointment may not be renewed indefinitely.
Reviewed at local level; the Academic HR Team does not receive any reappointment documentation.

Termination Details

Emeritus eligibility: No
The UW reserves the right to terminate the appointment without cause at any time.
UW appointment ends no later than when position with non-UW entity ends. Should the position with the non-UW entity end earlier than the anticipated end date, the corresponding UW appointment will end that same date.