Visiting (FV11-17) academic faculty typically hold a primary appointment at another academic institution. The functions may span a wide range depending upon the individual’s areas of expertise and are to be delineated in an offer letter drawn up between the University (typically the DEO in consultation with the Dean) and the appointee.

These appointments range in length from one or two weeks, to a semester, a year, up to a maximum of three years. At the end of the initial appointment, the faculty member and the position should be reviewed. If desired and if the initial appointment was less than 3 years, reappointment for another term (not to exceed a total of 3 years combined) can be made by processing a Change in Status - Faculty Status Change form.

An Equal Opportunity and Diversity search must be conducted for Visiting appointments that are 50% time or more and extend for more than one year. Following a review of the candidate's qualifications by the hiring department, the College may request permission to extend an offer through the Search and Selection Summary (SSS) process. For a complete description of search/posting requirements, see Search/Posting Guidance document.

Once a candidate is selected and the Search and Selection Summary is approved, an offer may be made.

The appointment form including required attachments is routed in Workflow.

Required Workflow Attachments and Offer Letter Elements