Creation of Teaching Professor Track

The Faculty Senate considered a proposal to replace many of the “lecturer” titles in the faculty code by “teaching professor” ranks and titles. (Technically, the only “ranks” recognized by the faculty code are professor, associate professor, and assistant professor; all other faculty designations are termed “titles.”) Specifically, the following replacements will be made: 

  • Principal Lecturer → Teaching Professor 
  • Full-Time Senior Lecturer → Associate Teaching Professor 
  • Part-Time Senior Lecturer (with at least 50% FTE annual or multi-year appointment) → Associate Teaching Professor 
  • Full-Time Lecturer (competitively hired) → Assistant Teaching Professor 

For the present, the proposal does not change any other titles, including Part-Time Lecturer, Full-Time Lecturer (Temporary), or Part-Time Senior Lecturers hired at less than 50% or less than annual contracts. We also do not propose any change to the salary or contract expiration date of any faculty member whose title is changed (except for very rare cases in which it might be necessary to raise an individual’s salary to the minimum for his or her new rank). 

AAUP-UW Forum: New Titles for UW lecturers?

Parity for lecturers will require more than a name change, but it’s a start…


Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm, Odegaard 220, Seattle Campus

  • Speakers:
  • Linda Hurley Ishem, Urban Studies (UW-Tacoma)
  • Aaron Katz, Public Health (UW-Seattle)
  • Carrie Lanza, Social Work (UW-Seattle)
  • Annie Nguyen, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (UW-Tacoma)

Moderator: James (Rush) Daniel, English (UW-Seattle)

Refreshments to follow

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