Academic Personnel

Service Periods

Academic appointments at the University of Washington are assigned 9-month or 12-month service periods. Service periods are dependent on the academic appointing unit and/or the appointment type.

Units with 12-month service periods

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • ROTC
  • University Libraries

Units with 9-month service periods

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Built Environments
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Evans School of Public Policy and Governance
  • Foster School of Business
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • UW Bothell
  • UW Tacoma
  • UWEO

Appointment types with 12-month service periods

  • Research Faculty
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Visiting Scholars
  • Librarians
  • Professorial appointments without tenure (WOT)

Additional Resources

Academic Titles and Ranks