Academic Personnel

Visiting International Professional Scholar

Appointment Details

  • Title: Visiting International Professional Scholar
  • Service Period: 12 months
  • Length of Appointment Term: 1 – 12 months
  • Eligible for Tenure: No
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: may receive salary
  • Full-time
  • Promotable: No
  • Search Required: No
  • Required Approvals: International Scholars Operations (ISO).  Prior approval from ISO is required before submitting a J Visa Request for this title.

New Appointment Details

  • Educational/Experience Details:
    • This title is to be used for foreign professionals coming to the United States to participate in sponsored UW programs (e.g., summer institutes or executive education programs) that provide a predetermined educational objective, who:
      • are engaged in professional practice outside the United States
      •  are not enrolled students in the United States or abroad
      • will be engaged “full time” in a prescribed course of scholarly research, study and training at UW
      • will not be matriculated students at UW
      • will receive substantial financial support for their program from UW or appropriate funding organization (e.g., home country employer or government agency)
      • will not engage in any clinical activity or other tasks that involve patient care or contact
  • Documentation Required:
    • J-1 Visa
    • AHR must be in receipt of an email approval from ISO regarding details of the activity of the VIPS candidate.

Promotion Details

  • Not a promotable title

Reappointment Details

  • No AHR approval required.

Termination Details

  • Emeritus Eligibility: not eligible for emeritus status