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How to Hire a Visiting Associate Professor Through an External Competitive Search


Visiting Associate Professor is appropriate for persons who are employed to teach on a non-permanent basis and who are demonstrably competent in the subject matter of the courses to be taught and who have indicated a serious commitment to a faculty career. Individuals that have acquired significant experience beyond the terminal degree are appropriate for this faculty rank. They shall have demonstrated competence as teachers and have shown a conscientious interest in improving their teaching. They shall have demonstrated a basic general understanding of a substantial part of their discipline and have an established reputation within and outside the University in their fields of scholarly work. This implies scholarly work after the terminal degree sufficient to indicate continuing interest and growth in the individual’s professional field. The appointment should be made only after careful investigation of the individual's accomplishments and promise in teaching, scholarly work, and leadership. Visiting faculty are temporary appointments that shall not lead to tenure and shall not exceed a total of three consecutive years.

Current Process

Hire through UNM Jobs, view checklists below.


All Deadlines

Hiring Proposal: 20 business days prior to start date.


Departments must initiate a competitive action to hire a Visiting Associate Professor through UNMJobs.

Related Policies and Guidelines
Forms Required

Forms Required to Complete Hire:

  • Justification for competitive hire
  • Screening Tools
  • Signed Offer Letter
  • UNM Jobs hiring proposal with final approvals

Forms Required to Have Employee Set Up in Banner for Payroll:

  • Signed Faculty Contract
  • Employee Demographic Form
  • I-9 Form
Additional Information

For additional questions and information, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 277-5251 or the appropriate Faculty Contract Office: Main and Branch Campuses FCSO: 277-4528 or Health Science Center FCO: 272-4231.

Last updated: January 13,2014