Last Revised: July 2007
Occasionally, an opportunity will exist for the University to hire an accomplished professor from another institution on a short term basis. This association benefits the University and within academia these scholars are frequently referred to as "visiting professors". Any such person must be distinguished in scholarship, research, or creativity in an area in which instruction is offered at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Appointments such as this are made using one of the University's established employment categories (such as faculty, temporary faculty or letter of appointment) and corresponding contracts are issued. The University or NSHE does not have an official employment category of visiting professor. These positions are frequently referred to as "visiting" but in fact fall into one of the institution's existing employment categories.