Individuals in this category are faculty who are primarily engaged in instructional roles, but also fulfill scholarship/research and service responsibilities.

Service Period 9 or 12 months as indicated on the Service Period Matrix
Appointment length Varies – see Additional Details section
Key considerations Varies – see Additional Details section
Full-time/part-time Varies – see Additional Details section
Board of Regent approval required Varies – see Additional Details section
Education/experience requirements Determined at the local level and commensurate with assigned responsibilities
Competitive recruitment required Varies – see Additional Details section
Reappointment eligible Yes
Reappointment term Varies – see Additional Details section
Tenure status N/A
Voting rights Varies – see Additional Details section
Salary considerations Must meet University minimum
Promotion eligible Varies – see Additional Details section
Emeritus eligible None

Additional Details

Lecturer Full-Time Temporary

Appointment length: Annual
Key considerations: This is a special instructional role intended to address short-term or unanticipated instructional needs (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.1). Appointment limitations as described in the Provost’s Lecturer Appointment Guidelines should be noted in the offer letter and the reappointment letter, if applicable.
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: No
Competitive recruitment required: No
Reappointment term: Annual
Reappointment considerations: Limited to 3 consecutive annual appointments (Provost Lecturer Appointment Guidelines). Faculty who have exhausted their time in this title are not eligible for subsequent appointment in an acting title.
Voting rights: Yes (UW Faculty Code Section 21-32 A)
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Lecturer Part-Time

Appointment length: 1-5 years
Key considerations: This is a special instructional role (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.1) that has the potential for a multi-year appointment
Full-time/part-time: Part-time; may be appointed at any part-time percentage commensurate with assigned duties
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: No
Competitive recruitment required: Yes
Reappointment term: 1-5 years
Reappointment considerations: Annual appointment in 3 consecutive years, should be reviewed for a potential multi-year appointment (Provost’s Lecturer Appointment Guidelines)
Voting rights: No
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Lecturer Part-Time Temporary

Appointment length: Annual or quarterly
Key considerations: This is a special instructional role intended to address short-term or unanticipated instructional needs (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.1). Appointment limitations as described in the Provost’s Lecturer Appointment Guidelines should be noted in the offer letter and the reappointment letter, if applicable.
Full-time/part-time: Part-time; must be less than 50% if appointed annually; may be 50% or greater if appointed quarterly
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: No
Competitive recruitment required: No
Reappointment term: Annual or quarterly
Reappointment considerations: Recurring quarterly appointments at 50% or greater that result in academic year-long employment will be limited to a total of 3 consecutive academic years.
Voting rights: No
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Senior Artist in Residence

Appointment length: 1-5 years for full-time appointments; annual or quarterly for part-time appointments
Key considerations: This is a special instructional role for an individual with a demonstrated record of extensive training, competence, and experience in their discipline (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.2).
Full-time/part-time: Full-time or part-time
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: Yes
Competitive recruitment required: Yes, to be eligible for a multi-year appointment; no, if appointment will be annual or quarterly
Reappointment term: 1-5 years for full-time appointments; annual or quarterly for part-time appointments
Voting rights: Yes, with a full-time appointment (UW Faculty Code Section 21-32 A)
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Artist in Residence

Appointment length: 1-5 years for full-time appointments; annual or quarterly for part-time appointments
Key considerations: This is a special instructional role (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.1)
Full-time/part-time: Full-time or part-time
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: Yes
Competitive recruitment required: Yes, to be eligible for a multi-year appointment; no, if appointment will be annual or quarterly
Reappointment term: 1-5 years for full-time appointments; annual or quarterly for part-time appointments
Voting rights: Yes, with a full-time appointment (UW Faculty Code Section 21-32 A)
Promotion eligible: Yes, with a full-time appointment and a competitive recruitment
Emeritus eligible: No

Teaching Associate

Appointment length: Annual or quarterly
Key considerations: Appointments are made to non-students with credentials more limited than those required of an instructor (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.12).
Full-time/part-time: Full-time or part-time
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: No
Competitive recruitment required: No
Reappointment term: Annual or quarterly
Voting rights: No
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Professor of Practice

Appointment length: 1-5 years
Key considerations: This role is for a distinguished practitioner/academician who has had a major impact on a field important to the University’s teaching, research, and/or service mission (UW Faculty Code Section 24-34 B.6). This title addresses a unique appointment need and should be used sparingly.
Full-time/part-time: Full-time or part-time (minimum of 50% appointment)
Requires Board of Regents’ approval: Yes
Competitive recruitment required: Yes
Reappointment term: 1-5 years
Voting rights: No
Promotion eligible: No
Emeritus eligible: No

Hiring Packet Required Documents

All Titles on This Page Except Lecturer Part-Time Temporary and Teaching Associate

PDF 1

  • Offer letter signed by hiring authority and signed or acknowledged by appointee
    • Title
    • Start date
    • Service period (either 9 or 12 months)
    • Monthly rate of pay
    • Appointment percent

PDF 2

  • Chair/director/campus dean’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment and indicating the faculty vote (Should either include offer letter details or reference the detailed offer letter)
  • Letters of recommendation (3 mandatory)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of online job advertisement from the Chronicle of Higher Education or appropriate print journal

PDF 3

Lecturer Part-Time Temporary and Teaching Associate

PDF 1

  • Offer letter signed by hiring authority and signed or acknowledged by appointee
    • Title
    • Start date
    • Service period (either 9 or 12 months)
    • Monthly rate of pay
    • Appointment percent
    • Lecturer Part-Time Temporary title only: Notice that “recurring quarterly appointments at 50% or greater resulting in academic year-long employment are limited to a total of 3 consecutive academic years.”

PDF 2

  • Chair/director/campus dean’s letter to dean/chancellor recommending appointment and indicating the faculty vote (Should either include offer letter details or reference the detailed offer letter)
  • Letters of recommendation (3 preferred, 1 mandatory)
  • Curriculum vitae

PDF 3

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