Appointment Details

  • Title: Artist in Residence
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: This is an instructional title that may be conferred on persons who have special instructional roles.
  • Length of Appointment: Full time appointments may be for terms of one to five years.
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting rights: Yes, only with a full-time appointment
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: Yes, promotes to Senior Artist in Residence
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No, for single year appointments. Yes, for multiple year appointments.

New Appointment Details

  • Documentation Required:


  • Offer letter


  • Chair/director’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment including:
    • Faculty vote
    • Rank and title
    • Start date
    • Service period (either 9 or 12 months)*
    • Monthly rate of pay*
    • Appointment (FTE) percent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of online job advertisement from the Chronicle of Higher Education or appropriate print journal**


*Could appear in offer letter
**Only required if a Competitive Recruitment is conducted
Note: OAP is no longer collecting background checks.

Reappointment Details

  • The reappointment decision must be made in the last year of the appointment, six months (or in the case of an initial annual appointment, three months) before the appointment expiration date.
  • To recommend the reappointment of an annual appointee to a multi-year term, a competitive recruitment must be conducted or a search waiver obtained.

Promotion Details

  • Promotions for Artists in Residence require the same documentation as a reappointment. The recommendation letter is submitted during Autumn Quarter for the following academic year. If the promotion is recommended in the last year of an individual’s appointment, a reappointment recommendation should be submitted in addition to the promotion recommendation.

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.