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New to the UW

Welcome to the University of Washington!

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington (UW), is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University consistently ranks as a top school in the U.S. and the world.

If there is anything we can do to help get you acquainted with your new appointment, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Personnel for assistance.

As a new University of Washington employee/appointee, you will receive an official job offer from your new academic unit. This is your appointment confirmation. This confirmation is an important aspect of your employment with the UW. Please keep a copy for your records.


Certain incoming faculty will also receive an email confirmation from the Academic HR team in the Office of Academic Personnel. This confirmation email will include the new title and effective appointment start date as well as the Patent, Invention, and Copyright Statement and Statement of Policy on Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment. This email is also sent to your primary appointing unit’s dean/chancellor office for their records.

UW campuses and facilities

The UW has campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma. Additionally, UW Medicine owns or operates various on and off campus clinics and medical centers.

UW Bothell

Outdoor steps at UW Bothell

UW Bothell offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs across diverse fields, including business, STEM, and liberal arts. The campus also features state-of-the-art facilities such as the Science and Academic Building and the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory and a vibrant student life with clubs, organizations, and resources for student support and engagement.

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UW Tacoma

outdoor steps at UW Tacoma

UW Tacoma campus offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with facilities like the William W. Philip Hall and the Tioga Library Building. The campus emphasizes community engagement and features a dynamic student life with numerous clubs, organizations, and support services.

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Resources for faculty

Welcome to the University of Washington faculty landing page, your central hub for essential resources, including new faculty guides, promotion and tenure details, and necessary forms and templates.

For academic personnel