Effective Sept 1, 2013; revised Sept 4, 2013,  Jan 26, 2015, Sept 1, 2016, Sept 1, 2020

Lecturer Full-Time Recruitment and Appointment Term

Lecturer Full-Time

Faculty appointed as Lecturer Full-Time will convert to Assistant Teaching Professor during the 2020-21 academic year. No further appointments will be made to this title after September 16, 2020.

Lecturer Full-Time – Temporary

Faculty appointed as Lecturer Full-Time – Temporary will not convert to Assistant Teaching Professor and will be subject to the provisions of these guidelines.

  • Faculty appointed as Lecturer Full-Time – Temporary do not need to be selected from a competitive recruitment process because they are intended to address short-term instructional needs and unanticipated, short-notice instructional needs.
  • Appointment in this title may not exceed 3 consecutive years.
  • Notice of the appointment limitation should be included in the offer letter and the reappointment letter, if applicable.
  • Faculty appointed as Lecturer Full-Time – Temporary for 3 consecutive years are not eligible for subsequent appointment in an acting title.

Lecturer Part-Time Recruitment and Appointment Term

Lecturer Part-Time

Faculty appointed as Lecturer Part-Time will continue to be subject to the provisions of these guidelines and will not convert to Assistant Teaching Professor. Appointment as an Assistant Teaching Professor requires selection during a competitive recruitment for an Assistant Teaching Professor.

  • Faculty appointed as Lecturer Part-Time, whether on an annual or multiple-year basis, must be hired through a competitive recruitment process.
  • A competitive recruitment requires, at a minimum, a job specific posting through UW’s Interfolio applicant tracking system (i.e., Faculty Search) and an external posting at an appropriate local or regional site, for a minimum of 30 calendar days.
  • Appointments on an annual basis should be reviewed for the potential of multiple-year appointments after 3 years.
  • There is no minimum annual appointment percent required for appointment as a Lecturer Part-Time.
  • Best practice would generally include an appointment strategy that provides for a “terminal year” of appointment in the event of non-renewal. For example, a 2-year term with the renewal decision at the end of year one. This allows for planning by both the appointee and the appointing unit.

Lecturer Part-Time – Temporary

  • The employment of lecturers part-time on a temporary basis is available for new hires to fill limited-term instructional needs and unanticipated, short-notice instructional needs.
  • Faculty appointed as Lecturer Part-Time – Temporary may be appointed at 50% or greater on a quarterly basis but they cannot be 50% or greater on an annual basis.
  • 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.
  • Notice of appointment limitations should be included in the offer letter and the reappointment letter, if applicable.

Senior Lecturer Appointments

Faculty appointed as Senior Lecturer Part-Time will convert to Associate Teaching Professor during the 2020-21 academic year. Faculty appointed as Senior Lecturer Part-Time (Quarterly) will not convert to Associate Teaching Professor. No further appointments will be made to any senior lecturer titles after September 16, 2020.