The University of Iowa

Visiting (FV11-17) faculty appointments are fixed-term appointments and the position responsibilities may vary among colleges and disciplines.  These appointments range in length from one week up to a maximum of three years.  The length of appointment and position responsibilities are delineated in an offer letter.  Visiting faculty appointments that are 50% or greater for a duration of an academic year or longer are eligible for UI Benefits.


HR Process Information

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