Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleAssistant Professor
Job CodeFA040
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade78
Family NameFaculty
Sub Family NameSubFamily Faculty
Job Overview
Job SummaryThe definition and qualifications for Assistant Professor rests with the faculty and chancellor of the institution. Consistent with institution determinations, this title may be used to designate military science staff when the institution agreement with the military requires a ranked faculty appointment. An institution may use this title for all present and future appointments of professional librarians with appropriate graduate degrees if in that institution all professional librarians with appropriate graduate degrees as determined in accordance with that institution's policies, have formerly been ranked faculty, except in those institutions where the chancellor and faculty designate that such appointments shall be as academic staff.
Additional Information
Employee CategoryFaculty (FA)
Supervision RequiredNo
FLSA ExemptExempt
Education* -

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,


    TTC Title


    Athletics Assoc Dir


    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)


    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)


Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.


(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]