An updated version of the Timing Considerations - Academic Appointments document is now on the UCSF HR website. You can find it in the Academic Advancements Knowledge Bank under the Departmental Steps and Related Resources and Tools (requires MyAccess login).

Summary of changes:

  • The approval of all Assistant rank appointments has transitioned to the Vice/Associate Deans (recent update from the VPAA office).
  • 2–3 months processing time is required for most appointments that require reference letters but not visas
  • 2 months processing time is required for most appointments that do not require reference letters or visas

Please let your academic generalist or manager know if you have questions.