Visiting Faculty

Visiting Faculty are full-time faculty appointments, for up to one academic year, for individuals from outside the appointing campus who are recognized in their field and whose employment at the CSU would benefit the mission of the University

Visiting faculty appointments are temporary and non-renewable. Visiting Faculty appointments may either be:

  • 2393 - Visiting Faculty, Academic Year
  • 2391 - Visiting Faculty, 12 Month

Appointees to the Visiting Faculty classifications are excluded from certain provisions of the CBA. Incumbents are not eligible to serve a probationary period, gain tenure, or earn an ongoing entitlement. These appointments are approved by the campus President or designee. The number of employees in the Visiting Faculty classification shall not exceed 125 full time equivalent faculty systemwide. Please contact the Office of Academic Planning, Policy, and Faculty Affairs for further information.


Individuals who volunteer services to the CSU, whether on an ongoing basis or for a short-term event, are considered CSU volunteers and are not appointed to an employee classification. A CSU volunteer is an individual who performs work or provides services without compensation for a quarter, academic year, calendar year, or any part thereof. CSU volunteers may perform a variety of functions in support of campus activities.