Below is a summary of information that provides clarification about the role, title, and responsibilities for visiting faculty/temporary appointments at UNLV, and summarizes resources available to visiting faculty members.
The purpose of a visiting faculty appointment is to bring temporary, short-term faculty to advance the instructional mission of the university. Visiting faculty typically possess a terminal degree.
Per the college/school or program, the titles for visiting faculty appointments align with those of ladder-rank faculty (e.g., visiting lecturer, visiting assistant professor, visiting associate professor, visiting full professor) and reflect the qualifications, scholarly achievements, knowledge, and experiences of the individual being considered for the position.
Nature of Appointment
Visiting faculty appointments are nontenure-track, short-term, temporary appointments. Visiting appointments are typically one-year or one-semester contracts. Visiting faculty are not eligible to apply for promotion, tenure, professional development leave, or sabbatical.
Essential Duties & Other Responsibilities
The essential duties of a visiting faculty member are primarily to meet the instructional needs of the unit. For visiting faculty appointments, all duties and responsibilities, including expectations and workload, are assigned by the department chair or supervisor. For questions about the full scope of work, the faculty member should contact the unit department chair/supervisor.
As a visiting faculty member, you will have access to the same university resources provided to other campus faculty, including library privileges, professional development offered through the Faculty Center, a campus email account, a Rebel card, office space, computer equipment and office supplies, a mailbox, and administrative support provided by the unit of hire.
The Office of Human Resources provides guidance to help faculty and staff understand and maximize their employee benefits and perks. To determine your benefit eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions about the position and role of a visiting faculty member, contact the unit department chair or dean’s office.