School Resources for Faculty Recruitment and Appointment

A visiting faculty appointment is an annual appointment (non-tenure-track) teaching position that is held by an individual who ordinarily continues to hold a full-time position at another university or who may work in industry and who have limited and intentional responsibilities for the educational mission of the school. Typically, visiting faculty participate in no more than 20 curricular hours per year.

It is expected that the faculty members will have gained approval from the relevant administrative units at their primary employer and/or home institutions in advance of being appointed as visiting faculty with the School of Medicine.

Visiting faculty may be appointed at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor; Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor. Typically, the rank for visiting faculty members will be at the same rank as the positions they hold at their home institutions (where applicable). Individuals from non-academic institutions (e.g., a research institute; industry, etc.) are ordinarily appointed as visiting assistant professor. All questions about appropriate rank for visiting faculty should be referred to the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development before an invitation for appointment is extended.

Visiting faculty will be appointed for a one-year term, renewable through the faculty review and renewal process.

Process and Documentation Requirements:

  • Written request from appropriate curricular leader requesting visiting appointment by completing the online request form