Academic Personnel

Visiting Assistant Professor


Appointment Details


  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Service Period: 9 or 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Should hold an Assistant Professor title at another institution. This title may be held for a maximum of two years.
  • Length of Appointment: 3 ,6, 9 or 12 months
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: N/A
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum for an Assistant Professor
  • Full-time/Part-time: Both
  • Promotable: No
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: No

New Appointment Details


  • Educational/Experience Requirements: Must have a terminal degree
  • Documentation Required:
    • Chair/Director’s letter, including faculty vote
    • Three Letters of recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Background Check documents, if applicable

Promotion Details


  • Not promotable

Reappointment Details


  • May be reappointed on a quarterly or annual basis.
  • This title may be held for a maximum of two years.
  • Documentation required is a single PDF including correspondence from the chair/director to the faculty member indicating the reappointment decision including faculty member’s name, title, and term of the appointment as well as the faculty member’s acceptance of the reappointment.

Termination Details


  • Appointment for a set period of time. If the faculty member leaves prior to the end of their appointment, a resignation letter should be provided.